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Kalihi church’s plan draws applause, questions


    Hawaii Cedar Church is buying 4 acres in Waianae Valley on which two dozen homeless people currently residing on the Kalihi church's grounds will be sent to live and farm the land. Sookie Haymes, a team leader in the church's homeless/drug treatment project, stood Tuesday on part of the property --?which is in escrow -- overlooking land on which bok choy is being grown.

    Included in the Waianae property purchased by Hawaii Cedar Church are four homes, three of which are in this photo. The homeless workers would live in a 12-bedroom house that needs to be renovated.

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