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RIMPAC exercises hit Hawaii Island

KAWAIHAE — With a roar of four jet engines, the amphibious vessel’s rubber bags fill with air, quickly lifting the 87-foot monstrosity 6 feet off the ground.

Time to break the cycle

Last week, there was an incident of domestic violence on my block. A man and a woman were screaming at each other and it predictably led to physical force.

A situation that lacks real concern and guts

The beginning report in Sunday’s issue of West Hawaii Today about the homeless and drug addiction brought new information to light. First, who knew there were tunnels under the roadway? Apparently, the police and county government knew, and about the drugs also. I drive through there several times a day and never realized such a conglomeration of unfortunate people and garbage were there. A comment by Hawaii Police Department Sgt. Roylen Valera, however, brought to realization how badly organized are any plans for the resolution of this problem.