Protect yourself from impostor frauds

We all get them. Those calls that come in, and we don’t recognize the number. Then, we must decide whether to answer the call just in case it actually is important, or let it go and see if they leave a voicemail. Scammers will generally not leave a message and not leave a way to contact them. Anyone who really wants to speak to you and isn’t after your money will let you know how to call back.

Let’s influence our youth for the better

We all know money is a major motivating factor in what people are willing to do. If people think there is money to be made, they’ll do, well, almost anything. There was a joke about this in the long-running TV series, “Seinfeld.” George says something to Jerry about Elaine turning down an offer of money, to which Jerry replies, “People don’t turn down money. It’s what separates us from the animals.”

Governor should sign pesticide bill

Gov. David Ige should sign the pesticide bill passed this week by the House and the Senate. Simply put, it’s time Hawaii steps up and leads the way in protecting people against any chemicals that could harm their health. Our elected leaders passed this legislation and we can trust they did their homework and took the actions they see as necessary and many believe are long overdue.

Plastics overwhelming our environment

The mid-April flood deposited plenty of debris on Kauai’s beaches. There have already been concentrated, communitywide efforts to clean up the mess, progress has been made, and work will continue in places like Lydgate Park, where driftwood and other waste fills the ponds and lines the shorelines.