Intersection needs safety improvements
I couldn’t agree more with Howard Tolby’s letter in Monday’s TGI about the danger lurking at the intersection of Kaumualii Highway and southbound Maluhia Road.
Gawking tourists, tired locals and thrill seekers instill dread in me every time that I approach this intersection, when I travel to Lihue from Waimea.
Head on collision waiting to happen.
Raley Peterson, Waimea
Feds can’t help us; Campagna can
We now see that we cannot depend on the Supreme Court to protect us from bad government policies like the president’s travel ban. Justice Sotomayor said that our country deserves a Judiciary that does not allow the government to “defy our most sacred legal commitments.” The court’s ruling occurred in the midst of public outcry against the separation of of children from their families at the southern border.
So we must turn to Congress to stand up for our most sacred legal commitments, like the right to due process for immigrants. The government says they have 2,047 children they are holding in custody, and will not say if they are continuing to receive separated children. What is happening is not normal, it is cruel, and it’s why citizens are taking to the streets to protest again, organized by Families Belong Together.
The Congress we have has not proven itself capable of protecting the people. Instead, it attacks our access to health care, enriches the wealthy with tax cuts, which is driving our national debt toward levels unseen since World War II, and constantly threatens our Social Security and Medicare benefits in order to pay for those tax cuts.
In the coming primary election, it is our responsibility, as citizens who care about each other, to carefully choose the candidates we support. In Congressional District 2, which covers Kauai, and stretches across all the Hawaiian Islands, we should choose Sherry Alu Campagna for Congress. The Hawaii State Teachers Association and the National Education Association endorsed Sherry precisely because of her long and passionate advocacy for social, economic and environmental justice. In Campagna’s own words, “This year’s races are more than political, they are for the survival of the democracy that we have always fought to maintain.”
Cynthia McClung, Kapaa