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New mural at Wo Fat building explores history of Honolulu's Chinatown

Catherine Cruz
Students from Center for Tomorrow's Leaders paint a mural at the Wo Fat building in Honolulu's Chinatown.

Artist Solomon Enos led students from the Center for Tomorrow's Leaders in a weekend effort painting a mural on the historic Wo Fat building at the corner of North Hotel and Maunakea streets. The mission: to stamp out graffiti and crime. Enter a dragon traveling through time and on his tail — high schoolers, public and private — helping to make a little corner of their world a bit brighter and a lot more colorful. A bit of weed and seed, if you get the drift. HPR's Catherine Cruz spoke with Enos, businessman Eddie Flores and students about the Chinatown project.

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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