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Gov. David Ige should have never gotten Mayor Harry Kim involved in Maunakea TMT controversy.
Mayor Kim is now trying to have TMT delay the construction of the telescope, hopefully, I think, to have TMT go elsewhere.
Though I only get the Sunday edition of the Tribune-Herald, I happened to see the headline about the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program being nixed on Hawaii Island.
What are we thinking as a society when we make such choices? We have a federal administration that separates children from their parents and puts them in cages! Oh, don’t worry about that — wait, all politics is local.
Yet, we have county and state officials essentially doing the same (sorry, you don’t have support and positive encouragement, live in the cage you were given)! What are we thinking?
All serious data point to the potential for positive change in individuals given support/education. Yet, we ignore that like the politics of climate change.
We have to do better.
C’mon, humans, step up and do what is best for the rest of your fellow citizens! Our children are the future, period.
Michael Pacheco III
My husband recently spent an extended stay in the hospital. As a result, he needed to use a walker, not something he was happy about.
We live in Ka‘u, where there is an amazing service organization, O Ka‘u Kakou, that is there when and where you need them, building ramps for seniors who require them. That was us!
Mike McDonough and Wayne Kawachi and others gave of their time and expertise and built us the most wonderful ramp along the side of our house, complete with rails. This not only added to the look of our home, it made it safer for my husband and myself.
We are seniors who are not getting any younger, but we are determined to stay active. O Ka‘u Kakou made that possible for us.
O Ka‘u Kakou is a local volunteer organization that sponsors numerous community activities, in addition to repairing seniors’ homes and assisting in other charitable endeavors. President Wayne Kawachi can be reached at (808) 937-4773.
A big mahalo to Wayne, Mike and O Ka‘u Kakou. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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