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Port-a-potty needs attention
At Eleele Community Park there is a Port-a-potty that sit in the park for several years now! I don’t believe that any one clean it. Last year some time someone tipped it over and it stayed that way for several days.
This evening 31st of August as we (my wife and I) were on our way to Port Allen for our walk. I notice that there were toilet paper around the Port-a-potty. It looked very unsanitary.
My point is that the Port-a-potty should be removed since it’s not being taken care of. It should be replaced with a regular restroom with running water and toilets that flushes.
Howard Tolbe, ‘Ele‘ele
China Daily is useless
Why would you chose to print an obvious propaganda piece from the China Daily on your Forum page — “Inflation Reduction Act shows political divide is entrenched,” page A6 on 8/30?
If the source is the China Daily, it’s without question written by someone within the Chinese government with the expressed intention of throwing shade on the state of American politics. The target of this article is the general population of China, not Americans.
Any American tuned into the mechanics of our system is aware that our senate is currently split 50-50 and knows that senate votes are often strictly partisan. At the very least there should be a disclaimer letting the reader know the source is the Chinese government.
Christian Hogoboom, Kekaha
Road reflectors adding to roadside litter
As a Member of the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay, I spent some time this morning helping to pick up the trash along the highway between Princeville and Kilauea. The debris was rather heavy today and that is a little disheartening.
But what was most irritating about the day was the pile of reflectors that State workers left along the highway after installing new ones on the road surface. Twenty to thirty of those plastic pieces were just waiting to be washed into one of the streams in a heavy rain and become fish food or other pollution.
Come on, State highway workers. Get with the program and don’t add to the inconsiderate others who litter the highway.
I write this but do not wish to detract from the fun and friendships that develop among those who pitch in on this community service. If you want to help when our club does this once a month on the first Saturday at 9AM, please contact me email@example.com.
David Dinner, Kilauea
You have the power — vote
With the election coming up soon it is a good time to remember that old political quote: “Look at what they do, not at what they say.”
Do you want affordable housing? Well, who proposed putting aside 2% from our property taxes to create affordable housing? Who voted against it?
Do you want to limit growth? Do you want to limit the number of tourists on the island? Do you want…
Whatever your hopes and dreams for Kaua’i are, your vote can make a difference. Don’t just vote for the person your uncle or auntie knows – unless they actually are working for the things you want. Don’t just vote for a name that sounds familiar or a person who has been in office before. Vote for someone who actually works for the things you want.
You have the power – that is what voting means – but you have to use it well. Vote.
William Peterson, Lihue
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