Your Views for January 21

A hero

The increase of blatant crimes throughout our state is very alarming. One of these was an attack on a 71-year-old man by a naked stranger who came to his home and brutally attacked him.

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This elderly gentleman fought back and did not let his age or frailty stand in the way of protecting his home and his family.

He was courageous and brave and, in my eyes, a hero. May his soul rest in peace.

Our very deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Cher Miles

Pahoa

Connecting the dots

Councilwoman Ashley Kierkiewicz reneged on her ban vote with the rest of the council to stop the county from spraying the poison Roundup on our ‘aina.

That change in her vote allowed Mayor Harry Kim’s veto of the bill to stand and thereby make traveling on the roads dangerous to the people.

The cancer danger of the Roundup substance has been substantiated in court, and some sick people have been granted millions of dollars for the damage it has done to them.

How is the county going to sustain a payment to some worker or citizen who gets cancer from this toxic substance?

Now her family has been granted a fast track purchase of land they bought eight years ago for $89,100 at the whopping amount of $900,000. That is a 90% increase in eight years. Anyone see a connection?

Jeri Rose

Papaikou

Veto vote

In a recent letter (Tribune-Herald, Jan. 19), Dave Kisor questioned what caused Councilwoman Ashley Kierkiewicz, “a mom,” to support Mayor Kim’s veto of a proposed herbicide ban.

I don’t purport to know what prompts individuals to act the way they do, but perhaps it was because “Mom” Kierkiewicz took the time to analyze the facts of the matter, instead of jumping on the emotionally charged bandwagon that seeks a ban on many useful products to ostensibly “save the children.”

Factually baseless “feel good” legislation will eventually drive the county, state and nation into bankruptcy.

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Richard Hoeflinger

Keaau

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