New food pick up hours

NAWILIWILI — Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank announces new emergency food pickup hours for the month of June.

More quarantine-related arrests on Oahu

HONOLULU – A student attending college in Hawai‘i was arrested this morning by Special Agents from the Investigation Division of the Dept. of the Attorney General. 21-year-old Venasio Vaipulu was reported by a witness.

The Salvation Army accepting donated goods

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center will be accepting donations on Friday, June 19, in Lihu‘e, at the county Kaua‘i Resource Center at the Lihu‘e transfer station, 3460 Ahukini Rd., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A national forest for Hawai‘i

U.S. Reps. Ed Case and Tulsi Gabbard recently introduced legislation in the U.S. House to explore the possible establishment of Hawai‘i’s first national forest.

Free breakfast, lunch programs at schools to continue

State Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi and state Rep. James Kunane Tokioka announced the extension of the state Department of Education’s grab-and-go breakfast and lunch program on Kaua‘i, through July 17.

Napali hunting areas to open

Opportunities to hunt feral pig and feral goats in the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park are coming. The areas open will be between the Ho‘olulu Valley (four-mile mark on the Kalalau Trail) and Kalalau Valley (11 miles), portions of Hunting Unit G.

Reservoir work set in Anahola

The state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, through contractor Goodfellow Bros. LLC, will begin the first phase in the construction of remediation improvements to DHHL-managed reservoirs in Anahola, on Monday, June 1.

DOE announces plans for summer, student support

HONOLULU — The state Department of Education has announced summer-school plans and supports for students, to be delivered through multiple platforms including in-person and distance learning as well as mobile support for students and families.

Kauai CIP budget surpasses $217 million

HONOLULU — When the State Legislature passed its $5.1 billion Capital Improvement Project budget bill May 21 for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021, more than $217 million was set aside for projects on Kaua‘i.

2020 NaPali Challenge canceled

HANALEI — The 2020 NaPali Challenge Outrigger Long Distance Canoe Race from Hanalei to Kekaha sponsored by Kaua’i Outrigger Association is cancelled.

‘Aloha for Hawaii’ campaign announced

HONOLULU – First Hawaiian Bank (FHB) has announced that the “Aloha for Hawaii” campaign is donating $100,000 to Hawai‘i Foodbank which is providing assistance to over 256,000 O‘ahu residents during the pandemic.

Hawai’i Democratic Vice Chair steps down

HONOLULU — Gary Hooser is stepping down as the Vice-Chair of the Hawai’i Democratic Party, effective immediately. He is doing so primarily to have the freedom to endorse the candidacy of Kim Coco Iwamoto, for House District 26, currently represented by Speaker Scott Saiki.