Red Cross needs to adjust advice for nuclear attack

The Garden Island published an article on page A6 on Jan. 16, three days after the horrible mess caused by the warning we all suffered from on Saturday, Jan. 13. It was put out by the Red Cross and written by the CEO, Coralie Chun Matayoshi. I have quite a few issues with it that I will cover shortly.

Letters for Monday, January 22, 2018

• Mahalo for kindness at Koloa Big Save • Remember ‘lazy politicians’ at next election • Local families need help getting affordable housing

Ocean awareness poster contest open to all students

The Kinolau O Kanaloa poster contest encourages aloha for the ocean. The student art contest focuses on celebrating the kinolau (bodily forms) of Kanaloa (Hawaiian god of the sea) and is open to all Kauai students. The artwork will be on display at Kukui Grove Center from Feb. 9-18.

Sustainable projects funded

The county Office of Economic Development announced last week that it will be providing funding of $432,701 to 29 projects or activities that support sustainable economic development for Kauai County.

Gabbard’s office to offer 1-on-1 assistance with federal issues

Three federal agency assistance sessions will offer Kauai constituents the opportunity to get individual assistance with federal agency matters. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Kauai Outreach Liaison, Kaulana Finn, will be available for one-on-one federal casework assistance during the sessions.

Community groups share $10K

Ann Hashisaka of the Kauai Kookie LLC was happy she came to the Kawakami building Friday morning. “I’m glad to be able to put a face to someone I’ve read so much about,” Hashisaka told Josie Pablo, representing the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. “You folks do so much for the kupuna.”