Letters for Sunday, June 14, 2020

• Fund mental-health professionals, not police • Gig workers are helpless • KPD’s Breyer did compliance check with aloha

The Hanapepe Massacre and the lessons it teaches

I write because of the suggestion that Hawaiians were “the bad guys” in Catherine Lo’s article on the 1924 Massacre. She states: “some…sharpshooters mostly Hawaiian who were deputized by the County of Kauai as special police…who fired the first shot, the preponderance of accounts points to the special police.”

Hanapepe massacre book to be published in 2021

The plan was to release the book (“Shrouded in Mystery: The Unveiling of the Hanapepe Massacre”) at the 18th biennial conference of FANHS (Filipino American National Historical Society) on July 15-18, 2020, at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Honolulu, under the sponsorship of the society’s state chapter as conference host.

June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

Editor’s note: 2020 would have been the third MG Walk Paula McGinnis has hosted on Kaua‘i, but response to COVID-19 has caused McGinnis to move most of the activities online for 2020.