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Tongan Cultural Values Hold Strong In South Seattle

Ross Reynolds
09/14/2012 at 12:00 p.m.

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Tongan Family's Foreclosure Struggle Highlights Cultural Gap: People in the South Pacific island nation, the Kingdom of Tonga, have a strong cultural value of making sure "no one is homeless and no one goes hungry." A Tongan woman in Seattle tries to hold onto that tradition, even as she faces home foreclosure. KUOW's Liz Jones brings us the story.



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