‘Modern Hawaii was built on human trafficking’

STEPHANIE SALMONS/Tribune-Herald The topic of human trafficking took center stage Monday during a discussion panel hosted by the Zonta Club of Hilo. Pictured, from left, are panelists Zahava Zaidoff, James Steffen, Jeanne Kapela, Suzanna Tiapula and Khara Jabola-Carolus.

Money and power are some of the driving forces behind human trafficking, individuals fighting the issue said earlier this week. And it’s a matter that hits closer to home than one might think.