Sister City program worth continuing

Sister City. To some, those words mean a strong tie between cities and opportunities to develop economic and cultural partnerships that benefit both. It means learning, exchanging ideas, opening lines of communication and creating bonds for future endeavors.

Allegations don’t prove someone’s guilt

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) issued a statement Sunday in response to the publication of reporting from the New York Times regarding the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh:

Slow down and stop when it comes to red lights

We’ve all seen them. They’re the folks who rather than make an abrupt stop for a traffic light that just turned red, punch it and race through, often failing to reach the intersection until well after the light is red.

Stupa visit well worth trip despite obstructing view

I will never forget the first time I laid eyes on Mark Zuckerberg and his family’s land on Kauai, but more noticeable on the first encounter was the infamous wall that surrounds it and the brown, visible structure that looks like a doomsday complex to me (why else that color?).

For whom the bill tolls

There is always a cause for concern with public officials having too much power and overreach with impunity. I know that is how some people felt when Bill 2746 was passed on second reading last week.

Mean what you say and say what you mean

A resolution to save the residents at the Courtyards at Waipouli Apartments was a good start by our County Council. Now the real work begins. The resolution begins the process of settling on a “fair market value” of the complex, which will be done through independent assessors.

A thank you to all the firefighters

Who knew that a day devoted to the fathers in our lives could be such a hectic day on the island of Kauai? Many fathers here on island spent their special day that only comes once a year combating a fire to keep us — the community — safe and able to celebrate with our loved ones.