Hawaii Island’s homeless population is growing at an alarming rate. In fact, it is not so much the homeless population, it is the unsheltered population, and Hawaii County leads not only the state of Hawaii, it very likely has one of the highest unsheltered homeless rates of any county in the United States of America. For children, that is certainly the case.
Everyone knows the dread of receiving that notice in the mail informing you of jury duty as our minds immediately search for excuses why we cannot fulfill this civic duty. The first time I got called happened to be the day a Matson container was dropped in our driveway to load up for our move, so you could say it was more inconvenient for my husband since he was left packing as I drove to court in Hilo. As annoying as jury duty is, when or if you are the accused you will appreciate good stand-up jurors who take the job seriously.