Kauai’s jobless rate is 2.5%

HONOLULU — The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 2.6%, the same as in November.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with KISS

Romance is taking on a Louisana flare at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue on Valentine’s Day as Kauai Island Singers Showcase presents the annual KISS Love Concert.

Coffee with the Kauai Police chief

KALAHEO — Chat with the chief at the Kauai Police Department’s inaugural Coffee with a Cop gathering from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Jan. 28 on the lanai adjacent to the gift shop at Kauai Coffee Company in Kalaheo.

New public alert system coming

HONOLULU — Starting in February, the state Department of Public Safety is switching platforms for their public alert system, from Nixie Alert System to AlertSense.

High surf Wednesday

LIHUE — The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for all north- and west-facing shores of Kauai and Niihau that will take effect from 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, through 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.

KCCC furlough inmate escpae

KAUAI – Kauai Community Correctional Center (KCCC) work furlough inmate Tyrus Delos Reyes left his employers worksite on an assignment and failed to return. The employer notified KCCC and Kauai Police.

Parent’s feedback on school sought

The Hawaii State Department of Education released its annual School Quality Survey to gather feedback from students, parents/guardians and staff about its public schools. The deadline to complete and return the survey is March 13. All responses will remain anonymous.

Fire at Pietro’s

POIPU — A fire in the back portion of Pietro’s Pizza and Pasta at Poipu Shopping Village drew first responders to the restaurant about 4:30 Monday morning.

Learn about selecting Democratic Party candidates

Kauai residents can learn more about the Democratic Party of Hawaii’s party-run presidential primary and ranked-choice voting on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lihue Civic Center, Mo‘ikeha Building first-floor conference room.

Births for Monday, January 20, 2020

• Zyan Makoakelawikanikilika • Kahia‘aileiakalewa PalikuikamakaniKauahae Sakiya Palama • Amaya Leimomi Santiago-Ader • Arman Kaikoa Clinton Bettencourt • Dream Tahia Ku‘u Pua Mae‘ole Pauahi Kaneakua • Natalia Kealaonaona Mei An Alvarez • Olive Ceclia Joy Dettle • Damien Sage Kawikakualula‘iku Labanon • Levi • Maverick-Lee Kealaonaolomea Tama Ta‘ala • ‘Eleu Braven Ellis • Fisher Cruize Stuart • Keegan Kamaha‘o DeSilva • George Francis Huaka‘i Rapozo • Harlow Viola Rivers • Tyde Kanoa Orsatelli • Xyrus John Langi • Ha‘alea-Marie Kulia I Ka‘u‘i Lazaro • Yui Ann Demerin Vicente • Koltyn Kamaehu Vasconcelles Kaui • Maya Ruth Morrow

KFD announces CERT classes

The Kauai Fire Department announced an upcoming training course for the Community Emergency Response Team program starting next month in Hanalei. Classes will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday from Feb. 11 to March 17 at Hanalei School.

Haleko Road to close Saturday

Haleko Road will be closed for shoulder-grading and road-maintenance work on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., weather permitting, the county announced.