Problem-solving and decision-making by elected bodies can be complex, convoluted and, to some, a veritable conundrum. Needless to say, in a political environment, the dynamics and pressures inhibiting the introduction of new, out-of-the-box solutions are significant.
With 2018 but a week old, we can still consider it fresh and new, even as our calendars begin to fill up with future deadlines and appointments, and leisure time plans. Old Man Time peers back over his shoulder along with the stork, and along comes the tortoise of time, moving inexorably — steadily, relentlessly.
The ejectment (translation: “eviction”) trial involving the two leaders of a group of mainly Native Hawaiians who have occupied the grounds of the former Coco Palms Resort in Wailua meandered through its third full day Friday.
We suffered 10 ocean drownings. There was also a swimming pool drowning and a river drowning. Our Ocean Safety Bureau administrators spend considerable time reviewing these on a case-by-case basis, to determine if there are lessons to be learned, trends to be addressed.