My Turn: Old plan doesn’t fit today’s neighborhood

The project Kona Village was formulated 40 years ago as part of the “Kona Vista Plan 1983” when the acreage was still farmed and buildings nearly non-existent. For it, 70 acres were rezoned from ag (agricultural) to high density, or urban district, in 1988. Back then, Lako Street did not exist (nor did Kona Vistas nor Iolani) and Lako did not serve as a connector for Holualoa residents going to Kailua-Kona or Keauhou nor for in-coming tourists.

My Turn: Nope, anti-vax not worth the debate

Joe Kassel makes a point that media coverage is counter to healthy discourse concerning the importance of getting childhood vaccinations. However, his argument is that the anti-vaxxers are getting the short shift concerning their views. The most important concept about children getting vaccinations at the appropriate age for certain diseases is based on sound scientific principles and years of evidence of effectiveness.