Hawaii’s counties ready for confab in Honolulu

Officials from all four Hawaii counties will meet today through Saturday for the annual conference of the Hawaii State Association of Counties at the Sheraton Waikiki and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

Tupola touts vision for Hawaii

Gubernatorial candidate and member of the Hawaii House of Representatives Andria Tupola visited Kauai this week and spoke at a Kauai GOP luncheon in Kapaa and at a youth gathering in Kalaheo.

Gabbard staff to host grant workshop

The office of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard will host a workshop on U.S. Department of Agriculture and Economic Development Administration federal grants on Thursday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

24 in council race

By Tuesday’s filing deadline, 24 candidates had officially filed to run for the Kauai County Council, while seven filed for the mayor’s seat.

Fukushima seeks council seat

Educating people about the role of government in their lives and bringing them together is why Richard Fukushima says he is running for Kauai County Council.

Kawakami opens campaign headquarters

Kauai Mayoral candidate Derek Kawakami opened his campaign headquarters on Rice Street on Friday. Nearly 100 supporters came to celebrate the grand opening and enjoyed entertainment and refreshments.

Council OKs $218M budget

The Kauai County Council approved an operating budget of $218 million for fiscal year 2018-19, while the Capital Improvements Project Budget is set at $40 million.