Some students may return to schools

Friday, the state Department of Education Kaua‘i Complex Area office announced it will revise island school distance-learning models for the second quarter of the current school year, from Oct. 12 to Dec. 18.

State flags at half-mast to honor Ginsburg

United States and state flags have been ordered to fly at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, including the Hawai‘i National Guard, to honor the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at age 87.

RSVP wraps up care-package deliveries

The Kaua‘i Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, including its Advisory Council Chair Timmy Albao and membver Wilma Chandler, along with Grace Domingo Delos Reyes of the county Agency on Elderly Affairs and Kaua‘i RSVP director Donna Lynn Loo, wrapped up their 2020 Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance project Wednesday with the delivery of 80 care packages to front-line workers at the Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. — A solidly blue state for the past half century, Minnesota became an unquestioned presidential battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought for working-class voters in dueling events that marked the beginning of early voting.

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S. — a move that could effectively wreck the operation of both Chinese services for U.S. users.

Hundreds of thousands still without power in Sally cleanup

LOXLEY, Ala. — Hundreds of thousands of people were still without power Friday along the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally as officials assessed millions of dollars in damage that included a broken bridge in Pensacola and ships thrown onto dry land.

‘Lot of food’ at Point distribution

PO‘IPU — The mood was a little more relaxed Thursday when The Point at Po‘ipu partnered with the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank for its food distribution for employees, both those back to work and those still on furlough.

Westside science center gets $176,506

WAIMEA — The Kaua‘i Community Science Center, a nonprofit that teaches science literacy to students in Waimea, was awarded a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grant of $176,506 from the county in July.

Islands to decide on school reopenings

HONOLULU — Via Gov. David Ige’s Thursday press conference, the state Department of Education announced they will use a newly released guidance from the state Department of Health to plan for appropriate learning models for the remainder of the current school year.

Haleko Road to close Saturday

LIHU‘E — Haleko Road will be closed for shoulder grading and road-maintenance work on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., weather-permitting.