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Five Churches Sued Over Use of School Facilities

Five Churches Sued Over Use of School Facilities

Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of Church and State and public advocate Holly Huber filed a lawsuit in March contending five Hawaii churches have not paid enough for using public school facilities. The suit was unsealed this week. It alleges New Hope Oahu, Hawaii Kai and Kapolei, One Love Ministries and Calvary Chapel Central Oahu have shortchanged the state Department of Education by more than 5-point-6-million-dollars over six years. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser is reporting that the plaintiffs claim the churches use schools far longer than they said they would in their applications and underpay rent and utility expenses.

 

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