Thrift stores donations holding steady in new year

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.

Collection drive to benefit Kumu’s Cupboard

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 Wednesday

“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.”

Welcome the whales at Kealia Saturday

A welcome the whales celebration is set for 4 p.m. Saturday at Kealia bluff overlook. There will be music, poems and stories, and whales have been known to make an appearance, too.

Here’s what to do if missiles are inbound

Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO of the American Red Cross in Hawaii, said Saturday’s false missile alert serves as a reminder of the possibility of a ballistic missile attack on Hawaii.

Kauai remembers MLK in song, dance, speech

The Hawaii Government Employees Association joined efforts of the Kauai Island Labor Alliance, and the Interfaith Roundtable of Kauai each hosted events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.

Ige issues executive order

Ige orders review of emergency management system, takes responsiblity for false missile alert; Employee who pushed button reassigned