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COURTESY REINOLD JONES / JULY 17, 2017
                                Extensive fire, heat, smoke and water damage were observed at unit 2715 days after the fire at the Marco Polo condominium.
Settlement reached in deadly Marco Polo fire

A confidential settlement has been reached in the 2017 deadly Marco Polo high-rise fire, but even the parties involved in a settlement conference Tuesday did not know how much each individual insurance company and other defendants will have to pay. Read more

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Pu‘uhonua o Waianae’s board president, James Pakele, became emotional during the announcement of the purchase of a 20-acre parcel of land.
Waianae homeless camp to move inland

In the first project of its kind, the leaders of the homeless encampment known as Pu‘uhonua o Waianae announced Monday that they are in escrow to buy a 20-acre parcel of land. Read more

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A police officer woke up a homeless person on Hotel Street in Chinatown. In the LEAD program, police who are about to arrest or ticket a homeless person give the person an option to get the ticket or see to a social worker, who then enrolls the person in the LEAD program.
Homeless program shows positive results after first year

A new partnership between Hono­lulu law enforcement and outreach workers to encourage homeless people in Chinatown to seek help and housing has dramatically reduced the number of law enforcement encounters, calls for medical treatment and days spent on the street. Read more

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