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Credit Where It’s Due

The photo that appeared on the front cover of last week’s issue, Sept. 15, may have been taken by Molokai Dispatch staff, but was crafted by an impassioned group here on the Friendly Isle. Some members of Kalamaula Mauka – Hawaiian Homestead Association created a new homestead group: `Opio o Molokai – the youth of Molokai. Among their beginning goals was to increase participation in the voting process.

“Our number one target is Hawaiians, but we know it’s important that everyone get out,” said `Opio member Suliana Aki. “It’s important who represents us, and who we can see in regard to complains and compliments.”

Following the primary elections, `Opio o Molokai encourages all of us to keep up the momentum, get educated and vote in the general elections in November. Mahalo to Candice and Stanley Bicoy, Vanna and Kanahele Montizor, Royce Villa, Fred Aki, Sybil Lopez, and `Apelila and Kapena Meddela for the message.


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