Lucille Ball: A pioneer in film and business

What defines a leader? Our first thoughts may conjure images of righteous public figures who shine behind our television screens. But what about the ones who have innovated the world around us in a less-apparent fashion?

Letters for Sunday, May 15, 2022

• Legislature needs to address cost of living • Incentivize new construction for low-income Kauaians • Raise the minimum age for drivers licensing

HOOSER: Many deserve credit for minimum-wage increase

Assuming Governor Ige’s approval, Hawaii’s minimum wage will increase from $10.10 per hour to $12 in October, then phased increases will continue until it reaches $18 in 2028. In addition working families should celebrate the fact that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) was made permanent and refundable.

Increase electric vehicle infrastructure

Many people here on Kaua‘i, the state and the nation are increasingly interested in moving from gas-powered cars to electric vehicles (EVs) due to climate change concerns and the energy crisis.

VOICES: Things to consider before filing a TRO

During the last few years, you might have noticed a number of discouraging trends with how people are dealing with one another. As a District Court judge, one that’s come to my attention is the increase in filings of non-family temporary restraining orders (TROs) on Kaua‘i — from 171 in 2014 to 236 in 2021.

VOICES: Here’s how you can become Kaua‘i’s mayor

Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of democracy. Elections give ‘we the people’ a voice in our government in the most fundamental way: by deciding who governs. Democracy is what our country, state, cities and counties base their elections on. I would be surprised if anybody likes to see a candidate run for a political office with little to no challenge.