Local thrift stores said donations are strong and steady with the new year. Over at the Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop in Kilauea, Susan Wright, who volunteers at the store, said that their donations usually increase at the end of every month.
As part of the Corporation for National and Community Service special initiative for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, senior corps members of Kauai Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the RSVP Advisory Council are leading a collection drive to benefit Kumu’s Cupboard, a store in Kukui Grove Center where Kauai educators can shop for free.
“Ku‘i at the County” is not a protest, said Pua Rossi, a Kauai Community College Hawaiian studies instructor. “Ku‘i kalo is poi-pounding,” Rossi said. “We have a group of cultural practitioners and kalo growers coming together on the front lawn of the Historic County Building to ku‘i kalo.”
While one entangled humpback whale was freed from nearly 300 feet of line off the coast of Maui on Jan. 12, another is still trailing debris after response teams lost track of it on Jan. 4.
“Where are we supposed to go?” Strangers posed the question through open car windows in Kapaa’s standstill traffic Saturday morning, about an hour after the state issued an incoming missile alert.