Kea‘au evictions – April 2012

Letters from Kea‘au: A 17-year old student
  • Verbatim

What I'm mostly concerned about is, what's going to happen to my loving family, a family for college next? What's going to come of them and many other homeless people? I don't want to be attending my college and have to be worried about everyone while I am attending. So could you help us to overcome a very, very, important situation please? I know with God's help, all of us who've been homeless for years, are going to overcome this obstacle!
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Special to The Hawaii Independent
Letters from Kea‘au: Gail Peeples
  • Verbatim

My name is Gail D. Peeples. I'm one of many who lives at Kea‘au Beach Park along with my husband, daughter, son, son-in-law, and five minor grandchildren. We've all lived at Kea‘au Beach for approximately 15 years. We've also learned to adjust to living here over all the years.
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Kea‘au update: “The Governor will not be intervening”
  • First-Hand Report
Kea‘au residents call for more time (Updated)

"A lot of us don't have any vehicles at all to help us to get moving. The beach is pretty much all everyone knows. It has been our only home we know for a long, long time. It would be so greatly appreciated if we could have more time," Gayle Peeples wrote. According to her letter, Peeples has lived at Kea‘au for 15 years, along with her husband, daughter, son, son-in-law, and five grandchildren.
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Ikaika M Hussey
Jimmy Rapoza, Vietnam veteran and former State of Hawaii employee, doesn't plan to leave tonight.
Photo by Ed Greevy