Obituaries for Wednesday, April 21, 2021

• Isidro “Sid” Yadao Belmonte, Jr. • Quinsiann Wai‘ale‘ale Laborte • Reinhold “Ronnie” Cremer Sr. • Moses Ho Jr. • Minnie R. Freitas • Edie ‘Eddison’ Sallotan Bucao • Yoshio Awakuni

OUR VIEW: Now is the time to revisit The Aloha Pledge

Things have changed on Kaua‘i over the past few weeks. With the island stepping back into the Safe Travels program on April 5, visitors are once again flocking back to enjoy Kaua‘i’s beaches and hiking trails.

VOICES: $15 per hour minimum wages is what we need

Not again! No $15.00/hr. minimum wage? This is wrong! This is shameful! This is harmful, bad, and uncalled for!!! What a boo boo. Like Daffy Duck would say, “This is Despicable!” And why wouldn’t they want to pass this bill? Just why? The $15.00 min. wage is needed, it’s important, and it’s something that would help us get back on our feet, and really get the economy back.

HOOSER: Union leaders push for roll-call vote

The price of poker just went up in the state House. The tension in that big square building on Beretania Street is palpable as 51 representatives are being put in a position of choosing which side they are on.

VOICES: Transgender deserve happiness, success

I hoped someone else would respond to Kathryn Jean Lopez’ (March 21, 2021) homily against treating trans humans equally with others. Perhaps a Christian, or someone more religious or spiritual than I. But, no.