Online, interactive voter guide launched

HONOLULU — As ballots are delivered to residents across the state, the newly formed Hawai‘i State Youth Commission and nonpartisan, non-candidate, 501(c)(3) nonprofit Every1ne Hawai‘i have co-created and launched Hawai‘i’s first interactive, issues-based voter guide.

Food available in Kaumakani Saturday

KAUMAKANI — Anyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is invited to a drive-thru food distribution Saturday in the parking lot fronting Aloha Sweet Delites off Kaumuali‘i Highway in Kaumakani, said state court Kaua‘i Chief Judge Randal Valenciano, representing the football officials from the Kaua‘i Officials Association.

Kouchi calls for more visitor info

HONOLULU — State Senate President and Lihu‘e resident Ronald D. Kouchi sent a letter Tuesday to the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association requesting information about measures and programs to proactively ensure that visitors are informed of state and Kaua‘i County orders and rules.

Rolling power outages avoided

LIHU‘E — Rolling outages for Kaua‘i have been avoided, for now, following the repair of Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative’s third-largest generating unit, located at Port Allen.

Portion of Koloa Road to close

KOLOA – The county Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC. announced that Koloa Road between Po‘ipu Road and Ala Kalanikaumaka is scheduled to close on weekdays, from now to Friday, Oct. 30, for road construction.

Relief for small businesses

HONOLULU — The state, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i, Tuesday announced the launch of the Hawai‘i Business Pivot Grant program.

Ige extends flood emergency relief period

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige has signed a fourth emergency proclamation for the County of Kaua‘i, which suffered extensive damage to public property caused by heavy rains and flooding on March 27 and 28 this year.

Mark Hubbard wins conservation award

NAWILIWILI — Kaua‘i’s Mark Hubbard was awarded second place in the Western Region in the Cox Conserves Heroes National Environmental Awards Program. As a regional finalist, Lihu‘e resident Hubbard was awarded $7,500, to be donated to his nonprofit of choice, Malama Hule‘ia.

Lane closures in Kekaha on Thursday

KEKAHA — The Department of Public Works is announcing that portions of Kekaha will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 22 to allow Maui Kupono Builders to conduct road reconstruction work from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.

7 days of peace

For more than 20 years, the YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence, one week when YWCAs across the country join with YWCAs around the world as part of a global movement to raise awareness to end violence against women and girls.

State offers Halloween tips

Although Halloween traditions in Hawai‘i may look different this year, there are still many ways families can have fun while avoiding the scare of being exposed to or spreading the virus.