HOOSER: Sometimes leading means stepping back

The primary election results for the Kaua‘i prosecutor’s race show without a doubt who the winner of the general election will be. With the most-recent count showing Rebecca “Becky” Like at 8,184 votes and Shaylene Iseri at 3,645 votes, the ultimate outcome is clear.

Letters for Monday, December 20, 2021

• Skateboarding should be high-school sport • There are some racists on Kaua‘i • Give citizens $1 million each • Second prosecutor election a waste of money

VOICES: Don’t wait, vaccinate your keiki today

In early November, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 through 11. While this may seem like a long-awaited step on the journey to end the pandemic for some, the decision to vaccinate keiki is daunting for many parents.

HOOSER: 10 things to do in 2022

As we enter the final days of the year it’s good to remind ourselves of a few things (10 to be exact) that we can do to make our community a better place.

VOICES: Never too early to ‘Lift Ev’ry Voice’

With the Thanksgiving holiday a couple weeks ago and the Hawaiian Makahiki season having risen with Makali‘i , the Pleiades constellation at sunset now, my thoughts turn to how to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday in January 2022.

HOOSER: Making democracy work. We need you in 2022.

As 2021 draws to a close, I think not so much about the coming holidays but more about the work being done in Congress, by our County Council, and in the coming legislative session that opens on Jan. 19, followed oh-so-quickly by the primary election Aug. 13.