HOOSER: Bill No. 2491, 8 years later

The story of Bill No. 2491, about how the people of Kaua‘i went to battle against the largest chemical companies in the world, is too long, too complex and too intense to tell in 600 words. If you’re interested, consider watching the documentary film “Poisoning Paradise,” free on Amazon Prime.

VOICES: Remember Greg Silva for a fifth year

A friend and ally of mine dedicated to forwarding the cause of prison reform has said several times that her commitment of 25 years is powered by love. This is also where the family of Greg Silva comes from as we remember this man in the fifth year of his tragic ending.

Letters for Friday, November 19, 2021

• Vaccinate, quarantine, test, avoid cluster sites • If you’re printing money, I’ll take a billion • Problems exist beyond virus itself • We want our morning newspaper • Carbon pricing a vital tool • Enough with all hatred

Letters for Wednesday, November 10, 2021

• Mahalo for being honest • Getting vaccinated is the RIGHT thing to do • Eviction Again for the Families of Salt Pond • Let’s get COVID under control before the holidays • Remember, Remember the 5th of November

VOICES: Traveler testing beats vaccine passports

According to The Garden Island on Nov. 3 (aka 20 months into flatten the curve), Mayor Kawakami feels pressured by Governor Ige’s proclamation regarding opening restaurants at full capacity. Specifically, he feels we may have “no choice” but to start requiring proof of COVID vaccine or a negative test within 48 hours in order to go to restaurants and other select businesses. Just like they currently do in O‘ahu.