The Conversation: Monday, May 7th, 2018

May 7, 2018

Kilauea Lava Flow Update; Landlord-Tenant Challenges

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Lava from fissure 7 slowly advances to the northeast on Hookapu Street in Leilani Estates subdivision on Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone.
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Kilauea Lava Flow Update

HPR reporter Ku`uwehi Hiraishi is on the ground in Pahoa covering the Kilauea eruption and the evacuations of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens Subdivision.


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Landlord-Tennant Challenges

Few relationships are more fraught in the modern era than that of a landlord and tenant, especially in Hawaii’s tight housing market. Issues of disability, discrimination, the law all coincide around the fundamental need of housing.


Dan O’Meara, Managing Attorney for the Legal Aid Society and Project Director of Fair Housing Enforcement Program

Barbara Franklin, a practicing attorney with an office in Honoka'a who works on Landlord/Tenant issues.

​Marcus Kawatachi, Deputy Director of the Hawai`i Civil Rights Commission.

Julie Mitchell, Executive Director of the Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center.