Time to repeal the Jones Act

Regardless of what your opinion may be of President Donald Trump, he made the right call when he waived the Jones Act that was slowing response time to help Puerto Rico recovery from Hurricane Maria. However, that was a temporary

Veterans deserve the very best

Our veterans should always get the very best their country can give them. That’s why we’re pleased to see that the U.S. Senate unanimously approved measures authored by Sen. Mazie K. Hirono to continue critical programs that address veterans homelessness,

Cheaper beer? Wish we could drink to that

Who, among beer drinkers, would oppose a proposal that could result in cheaper beer? No one. After all, that would mean you would have more money left in your pocket, thus, you could buy more of this less expensive beer

Global Entry pilot program the right move

In this world of political unrest, threats of war, accusations of racism and childish name-calling and insults, it’s nice when you hear of a program between countries that it seems no one could oppose and, really, just makes sense. And

Return to night lights raises questions

We like night high school football. It’s long been a wonderful tradition, on Kauai and elsewhere, for high school teams to play on Friday nights. On Kauai, however, night football during shearwater fledgling season, Sept. 15 to Dec. 15, became

Hawaii rich in more than money

Do you feel rich? According to 24/7 Wall St., you should because you live in Hawaii. The Delaware corporation, which runs a financial news and opinion company, identified Hawaii as the fifth richest state in America. It reported that the

Be smart, don’t fall for scam callers

What do you do when your phone rings and you don’t recognize the number? In the old days, you probably answered it. These days, you’re better off not to and just wait to see if the caller leaves a voice

The aloha spirit will see us through

Did you venture outside on Kauai Monday? If you did, you saw beaches. You saw an ocean. You saw mountains. You saw people. You saw flourishing businesses. Perhaps you even saw a monk seal or green sea turtle. Maybe a

Obituaries for Tuesday, September 12, 2017

• Michael Allan Splittstoesser • Manuel ‘Americano’ Ufina Unciano Michael Allan Splittstoesser Michael Allan Splittstoesser of Lihue passed away in Wilcox Medical Center on Sept. 6, 2017, at the age of 49. He was born in Japan on Oct. 27, 1967, and