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Remembering the forgotten

We don’t publish many poems, but with the Veterans Day Parade being held in Kapaa on Saturday, and Veterans Day coming up on Nov. 11, and with this island’s commitment to honoring our veterans, the following seemed like a good reminder of those who gave much for the rest of us and a reminder that while they have done much for us, it’s our turn to do more for them.

Of neighborhood watches and warnings

Lock? Latch? No need, I was told when first living and working on island. True, not many people locked homes or cars back then — that is, local neighborhood homes or cars (the more simple and nondescript the better), not necessarily vacation residences or rented transport.

Join Rotary in the fight against polio

The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay on Saturday sponsored a mini-golf tournament to raise funds for polio prevention. It raised over $1,000 to help toward the $3.3 billion needed to completely wipe out any signs of it on the planet.

Legislators get raises — minimum wage workers get nothing

The Aloha United Way commissioned “ALICE REPORT: A STUDY OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP IN HAWAII” determined than in 2017, 11% of Hawaii residents were living in poverty while another 37% exist on its very edge, only one paycheck away from financial disaster.

Sanity must prevail in our elected politicians

I cast my first vote in 1969. I have voted in every election since, local, state and federal. I have always been a registered Independent. I prided myself in voting for the person and policy, not the party.