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County’s rush to approve speed humps called into question

Brad Main’s speed hump declarations published on March 21 in West Hawaii Today raise many concerns about the county’s enforcement of speed limits and other procedures. Speed enforcement is the responsibility of the police, and they should be held accountable to report how they are meeting this responsibility islandwide. If police manpower is short, then hire speed monitors to measure speeds and document licenses of speeding cars, sending the evidence to the traffic court for prosecution.

The exercise of religious freedom

Michael Helms’ recent letter — “Keep religion out of government” in West Hawaii Today March 8 — suggests that a permitted nonpermanent display of an informational kiosk of religious tracts at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an unconstitutional governmental endorsement of the message being conveyed. I respectfully disagree.

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