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Legislature Funds 'Safe Zones' for Homeless


On Friday, legislators announced an agreement to set aside $30 million to address the homeless crisis. Conferees want to creat special zones for homeless. Some call them "safe zones," or ?ohana zones or k?kua zones. It's not an approach state and county homeless coordinators fully embrace.

The Conversation's Catherine Cruz spoke with state Representative John Mizuno last week about his hopes for this legislative session's efforts to solve homelessness in the state.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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