FILE - In this Friday, May 13, 2011 file photo, a man sleeps on the ground near Waikiki Beach, in Honolulu. Homelessness increased 15 percent on Oahu since last year according to a recent report. A

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FILE - In this Friday, May 13, 2011 file photo, a man sleeps on the ground near Waikiki Beach, in Honolulu. Homelessness increased 15 percent on Oahu since last year according to a recent report. A growing number of homeless are not from Hawaii but make the most of their situation by taking advantage of inviting beaches and support services. State lawmakers are struggling with the visible problem of homelessness in tourist areas and some have proposed a contentious idea to use state money to fly the homeless back to wherever they came from. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File) less 

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