Real Estate Directory for March 24, 2023
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Multiple agencies take part in simulated exercise on Kaua‘i
KUKU‘IULA — Reports of a small boat overdue in arriving at Kukui‘ula Small Boat Harbor led the U.S. Coast Guard to respond, as part of a simulated exercise on Thursday that blossomed into a multi-agency response.
Hawai‘i congressional members seek $55M to combat rapid ‘ohi‘a death
Money may not grow on trees, but it can certainly protect them.
Menehune clinches first round in KIF softball
LIHU‘E — Waimea softball pitcher Taelor Camelo threw a no-hitter, and the Menehune went on to take the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation softball Round 1 crown following its 10-0 shutout over Kaua‘i High School at Isenberg Park.
Kaua‘i Poke Fest returning to Koloa Landing Resort
PO‘IPU — The Koloa Landing Resort announced the Kaua‘i Poke Fest with Sam Choy and Friends will take place at the Po‘ipu resort on June 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. with live entertainment, celebrity chefs, and more than 500 pounds of ahi poke.
Kawakami administration breaks down $402 million Kaua‘i budget proposal
LIHU‘E — The budget process opened Thursday with a display of goodwill between the Kaua‘i County mayor and Kaua‘i County Council chair.
Happy Camper for Friday, March 24, 2023
Kudos to Tess Shimabukuro and the Gather Federal Credit Union (how long has Gary Pacheco been a member?) on breaking ground on their seventh branch (did you remember they have a Koloa Branch, too near the Old Mill Ice Cream parlor — they got Kaua‘i Coffee Po‘ipu Estate for sale).
Dance students perform Saturday in Lihu‘e
LIHU‘E — A pair of Garden Island Dance students, Cleopatra Bell-Gray, 11, and Leila Yamamoto, 17, have auditioned for and been accepted into the Ballet Hawai‘i three-week summer intensive training session, according to operators of the Nawiliwili studio.
Celebrating agriculture with free plants
LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau is celebrating National Agriculture Week by joining with its many partners to give away free vegetable starters on Saturday during the Agriculture Week Celebration at Kukui Grove Center.
Obituaries for Friday, March 24, 2023
• Bruce Kiko Kobayashi • Paul Wayne Light
Gather Federal Credit Union breaks ground in Kilauea
KILAUEA — Gather Federal Credit Union will be present in Kilauea following a period of absence, said Gather FCU President and CEO Tess Shimabukuro on Wednesday, as she led a small group during the groundbreaking for the credit union’s newest branch.
AARP Tax-Aide offers free, in-person tax preps
LIHU‘E — The clock is ticking on Tax Day, which falls on April 18. Hawai‘i state taxes are due on April 20.
Kaua‘i seeks funding for pre-planning of new road and trail
LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i County Council approved a move to apply for $800,000 in funding for the initial planning of two infrastructure projects aimed at constructing a major road and trail system on Kaua‘i. But its still likely to be several years before either project approaches the development stage.
Fans enjoy splits at KIF volleyball opener
LIHU‘E — Fans got their money’s worth on Tuesday night when the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation opened its 2023 boys volleyball season with contests at Wilcox Gymnasium at Island School, and Kaua‘i High School gym that accommodated several hundred people.
Kaua‘i County Council embarks on fiscal year 2023-24 budget process
LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i County Council started the annual budget process on Wednesday by considering proposals put forward by Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami.
Ethics reform bills heading to governor’s desk
LIHU‘E — A trio of ethics reform bills are heading to Gov. Josh Green for approval after the three pieces of legislation cleared the state House and Senate.
Hawai‘i State Federal Credit Union hosting free financial webinars
LIHU‘E — The Hawai‘i State Federal Credit Union is holding six free financial education webinars in April and June, and is encouraging the public to register.
Obituaries for Thursday, March 23, 2023
• Tatsuo Anthony Nakamura • Moises Cortado • Eddie E. Barba Jr.
Fed raises key rate by quarter-point despite bank turmoil
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Reserve extended its year-long fight against high inflation Wednesday by raising its key interest rate by a quarter-point despite concerns that higher borrowing rates could worsen the turmoil that has gripped the banking system.
A hectic week for abortion policy with laws and lawsuits
Nine months after the U.S. Supreme Court ended a nationwide right to an abortion, the landscape is far from settled, with lawmakers considering broader bans or stronger protections and legal challenges popping up nationwide.
Fox, Dominion argue over legal standards to prove defamation
WILMINGTON, Del. — Lawyers for Fox News and a voting machine company tangled Wednesday over the high bar to prove defamation in a $1.6 billion lawsuit that has embarrassed the conservative network over its airing of false claims related to the 2020 presidential election.
Trump lawyer ordered to turn over Mar-a-Lago case documents
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal appeals court in a sealed order Wednesday directed a lawyer for Donald Trump to turn over to prosecutors documents in the investigation into the former president’s retention of classified records at his Florida estate.
TikTok sends influencers to Washington, D.C. as its troubles grow
WASHINGTON, D.C. — TikTok is ramping up a public relations campaign to fend off the possibility of a nationwide ban by the Biden administration, and it’s bringing some unconventional advocates to help: online influencers.
Ukraine: Russia hits apartments and dorm, killing civilians
KYIV, Ukraine — Russia stepped up its missile and drone attacks against Ukraine on Wednesday, killing students and other civilians, in a violent follow-up to dueling high-level diplomatic missions aimed at bringing peace after 13 months of war.
Analysis: China’s sway over Russia grows amid Ukraine fight
MOSCOW — It was a revealing moment during Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s tightly scripted visit to Moscow: Standing in the doorway of the Grand Kremlin Palace, he told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the two of them were “witnessing the changes that haven’t been seen in more than a century, and we are pushing them together.”