The last time Gov. David Ige visited Kaua‘i, it was March 2021. He came for a blessing of the Hanalei Hillside as state and county agencies began work to clear the mud-and-rock-covered Kuhio Highway to allow access to and from Kaua‘i’s North Shore communities.
LIHU‘E — A state House committee moved forward a resolution to formally rename Waimea’s Russian Fort Elisabeth State Historical Park to Pa‘ula‘ula.
LIHU‘E — Using a $10 million commitment gift from Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine will fund a new Kaua‘i Medical Training Track.
Reflecting on his last three years in office, Mayor Derek Kawakami, in his fourth State of the County address on Monday, is offering a more-optimistic projection of the upcoming fiscal year and holding onto his past promises to keep the county on track with investing in services and maintenance.
HANALEI — There will be a single-lane closure on Kuhio Highway in either direction between mile markers 0.5 and 2.4, Hanalei Plantation Road and Aku Road, Monday through Friday, March 14 to 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for grass- and tree-trimming, according to the state Department of Transportation.
ANAHOLA — Two weeks ago, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joe Kaleiohi was back on Kaua‘i watching the sunset, feeling that trade wind breeze.
LIHU‘E — Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced charges against Elena Branson, 61, a dual citizen of Russia and the U.S., for acting as an illegal Russian agent in the United States, in which she lobbied a Kaua‘i County councilmember.
A steady decline in COVID-19 cases and a loosening of pandemic-related mitigation rules has offered a sigh of relief for many.
LIHU‘E — Rebecca Like has been elected County of Kaua‘i Prosecuting Attorney, defeating former county prosecutor Shaylene Iseri.
LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i High School junior Natalie Lett had six hours to produce and edit a minute-long business feature story.