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  • The state Senate is reviewing proposals to establish a wellness center, or puuhonua, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

    The Seattle Times

  • "We believe puuhonua centers are for the good of all Hawaii's people and can provide real hope in saving money, reducing recidivism, crime prevention and long-term positive change," he said.

    The Seattle Times


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  • "...had taken refuge in a puuhonua, a sanctuary so profoundly taboo that Kalahua would not allow the French to violate it..."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Truelove, 230

    March 11, 2008