Gas prices down slightly

Gas prices paused this past week around Hawaii, and some other areas on other islands saw a mix of price increases and decreases of up to 3 cents a gallon, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.

Disaster readiness meeting coming up

The Building Industry Association of Hawaii has been awarded a federal Department of Labor, Susan Harwood Grant to provide training to address occupational safety and health hazards that may be encountered in natural-disaster-site response and cleanup activities across Hawaii.

Schatz votes to pass funding bill

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted to pass a bipartisan funding deal Thursday that will increase pay for federal workers by nearly 2 percent and boost funding for programs that benefit Hawaii.

Births for Sunday, February 17, 2019

• Luke Ross Kekoa Schroeder-Barbin • Ella Kilikina Hokunani Pristyak • Ethan Miles Boyes • Niah Yzabella Udaundo • Ayva Giyana-Joy Kailani Tabalan-Oyama • Jayden Kai Abara Reponte • Kaizen Na‘ata‘ani‘i Kekaiokalani Valmoja

Births for Saturday, February 16, 2019

• Rydge Ikaikamauloa Vivas • ZaiRae ‘A‘ali‘ionalanika‘uleikupaianaha Kiyoko Higa • Eleanor Adele Silva • Mika James Stella Sterling • Kailer Kawaiolaokalani DeCosta-Jaramillo • James Kamakana Sanay-Paik • Lokahi Onipa‘a Kalela Christian

Mayor to speak at LBA meeting

Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami will be the keynote speaker at the Lihue Business Association meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Duke’s Canoe Club.