Hawaii News Digest, 12 October 2017, 1635 UTC, Post #15760.
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Here are the top stories making headlines in the State of Hawaii for Thursday, 12 October 2017:
Three parks cleared of homeless. Honolulu City officials cleared about 100 homeless persons from three encampments in Kakaako. Former residents of the parks reportedly caused over $500,000 damage to utility lines and public facilities.
Groups protest recreation rental seminars. One of the events drew protesters from the anti-Airbnb group “Friends Against Illegal Rentals” and “Unite Here Local 5”, which represents thousands of Hawaii hotel employees.
Woman sentenced in prostitution bribery case. A Honolulu judge has sentenced Biyu Situ to three years supervised release after an Oahu jury found the woman guilty of two counts of bribery. Situ now faces the possibility of deportation and separation from her family in the San Francisco area.
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