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Kalihi church’s plan draws applause, questions

  • DENNIS ODA / doda@staradvertiser.com

    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.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    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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