Isle Democrats can pick presidential favorites by mail

With the probable cancellation of walk-in voting due to COVID-19 concerns, FairVote, a nonpartisan organization that advocates for electoral reform in the United States, is urging Hawai‘i Democrats to vote by mail and learn about a new, game-changing feature of the local presidential primary election, called ranked choice voting.

Swamped again

Heavy rain flooded many areas on east and north sides of Kaua‘i Friday night and Saturday morning, triggering a debris pile-up along the makai side of the Kuhio Highway Wailua River bridge and temporary road closures throughout the island.

Isle at 7 COVID-19 cases

The Office of the Mayor announced two new positive COVID-19 test results on Kaua‘i late Friday afternoon, which brings the cumulative total to seven cases for Kaua‘i.

Flash-flood watch in effect

A flash-flood watch is in effect for Kaua‘i, Ni‘ihau and O‘ahu now through late tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

Koa‘e Makana defers security deposits

Mark Development, with the support of Mayor Derek Kawakami, is deferring security deposits at Koa‘e Makana Workforce Housing project in Koloa as the first 42 applicants selected their units.

Fresh foods, healthy living

Physician, nutritionist and author Steven Masley was planning to be at Talkstory Bookstore in Hanapepe on Friday, signing copies of his latest book “The Mediterranean Method.”

Lights out for seabirds

LIHU‘E — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service has finalized the first draft of the Kaua‘i Seabird Habitat Conservation plan

Water service shutdown scheduled

WAILUA HOMESTEADS — The county Department of Water announced a water-service shutdown scheduled for customers on Pu‘upilo Place, Po‘o Road, Makana Road, Ilalo Road and a portion of ‘Opaeka‘a Road, between Pulana Street and Ilalo Road in Wailua Homesteads on Tuesday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather-permitting.

Wedding, Wiki permits on hold

HONOLULU – The Wiki Permits online system is the permitting service for authorized applicants to reserve and purchase permits for commercial activity (beach weddings, etc.) on unencumbered State lands, specifically on state public beaches.