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Letters for Sunday, August 8, 2021

Post-school traffic a nightmare in Kapa‘a

Wednesday I was stuck in the Kapa‘a roundabout blockage (2:30 p.m.) when the middle school got out. The buses were at the school, dozens of parents were blocking traffic both ways, kids were running into the road and across it to get into cars, there were NO crossing guards, traffic directors or anyone in charge!! It was insane! Traffic was at a standstill in every direction and kids were everywhere. Who’s in charge there!???

Larry Allen, Wailua

His Eagle project is bone-marrow registry drives

COVID-19 is the headline every day, but let’s not forget that there are people with other challenges, such as life-threatening blood cancers and who are desperately seeking a bone-marrow or blood-stem-cell transplant.

That’s why my Eagle Scout project involves partnering with Be the Match – Hawai‘i and organizing marrow-donor-registry drives to add more people to the registry so that more lives can be saved.

I’m seeking people age 18 to 44 to do a simple cheek swab. Online registration is offered for my upcoming drives:

w Lana‘i: Saturday, Aug. 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Straub Lanai Family Health Center;

w Kaua‘i: Sunday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kukui Grove Center;

w O‘ahu: Friday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kahala Mall;

w Moloka‘i: Saturday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m. to noon, Lanikeha Community Center;

w Kona, Hawai‘i Island: Saturday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., KTA Super Store in Keauhou Shopping Center;

w Hilo, Hawai‘i Island: Sunday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., KTA Super Store – Puainako;

w Maui: Saturday, Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center.

Your participation and help to publicize my project would be appreciated. Visit

Riley Yoshio Regan, Honolulu
Source: The Garden Island

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