‘Not just me, it’s us’

“That girl’s got strong mana,” said Auntie Brenda Ortiz, watching gubernatorial candidate Andria Tupola as she spoke to a charmed audience Thursday night in Lihue.

Absentee ballots in the mail

The Elections Division of the Office of the County Clerk mailed ballots to about 14,000 absentee mail voters over the weekend. Absentee mail voters should have started receiving their ballots Monday.

Tupola town hall Thursday

Rep. Andria Tupola, Republican candidate for Hawaii governor, is holding a town hall meeting 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Happiness Planting Center, 3343 Kanakolu Street.

Kauai Planning Department recognized

The County of Kauai Planning Department was recognized last week for professional excellence in planning by two professional societies regarding its work with the Kauai General Plan Update (2018) and the South Kauai Community Plan (2015).

Ready to be counted

Proving it’s never too late to start voting, 62-year-old Gary Komers registered to vote for the first time Monday.

Chamber posts interviews on YouTube

The Kauai Chamber of Commerce wants to help the public learn about County Council candidates. And chamber President Mark Perriello wants to make it as easy as he can.

Environmental review

Voters can learn about county council and mayoral candidate stances on the environment thanks to nine Kauai organizations posing a few questions.

Youth movement

Tiger Lily Kaynor, 15, isn’t old enough to vote, but she said it’s important for younger people to become involved in politics because they have more progressive ideas.