Hurricane Hector was still threatening southeast of us in the great Pacific last week, and Kauai folks more than residents of any other of the Hawaiian Islands, I believe, were getting prepared.
The clock ticks on the most consequential county election Kauai has ever staged. The primary is Saturday. Regular registration ends this afternoon at 4 p.m., but you can register at your assigned polling place and still vote between when the polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.
The absentee ballots have been mailed, walk in voting is happening now, and on Aug. 11, it will all be over. On Sunday morning there will be only two mayoral candidates still standing, and the list of council hopefuls will be cut in half.
I often find myself wondering how I can get the attention of the non-voter. Should I yell, or beg or attempt to shame them? Should I tell them their vote really does matter even though nothing ever seems to change? Should I tell them that all politicians are not crooked and many do truly care about the future of our community?
From where we sit, the U.S. economy is firing on all cylinders.
With Mars making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years and a total lunar eclipse imminent, as well as the Perseid Meteor Showers in progress, it seems fitting to focus upon planetary events and celestial bodies.
Affordable housing is at crisis levels. Lihue is a good place to increase density and create affordable housing. But, in my humble opinion (IMHO) Bill No. 2687 is not ready to be passed into law.