State flags at half-mast to honor Ginsburg

United States and state flags have been ordered to fly at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, including the Hawai‘i National Guard, to honor the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at age 87.

Ige: Pre-travel testing Oct. 15

LIHU‘E — Gov. David Ige has pushed back Hawai‘i’s pre-travel testing program to Oct. 15, and announced a new leadership team to realign the state’s COVID-19 efforts.

State to approve Kaua‘i resort bubble

LIHU‘E — Gov. David Ige is set to approve a voluntary “Resort Bubble” program on Kaua‘i in the hopes to bring tourism revenue back to the county this week.

Council discusses additional agriculture usages

LIHU‘E — Noting the impacts of the on-going coronavirus pandemic on farmers and ranchers, the Kaua‘i County Council is looking at a number of additional revenue options residents can utilize on agricultural land.

Council approves mixed-use property tax rate

LIHU‘E — To incentivize mixed-use developments, the Kaua‘i County Council has passed a bill establishing a new tax rate along with a special exemption for residential and long-term affordable units on commercial properties.

Small brush fire in Hanapepe Friday

HANAPEPE — Firefighters from the Hanapepe, Kalaheo and Waimea fire stations, along with Rescue 3 aboard Air 1 and the Kauai‘i Fire Department fire-training bureau responded to a brush fire in the Salt Pond Beach Park area, off Kuiloko Road and Lokokai Road, around noon Friday.

Love Has Won escorted to airport

After three days of nearly-nonstop protests at their Wainiha rental property, 15 members of Love Has Won received a police escort to Lihu‘e Airport Sunday in two waves.

Residents protest Love Has Won

WAINIHA — North Shore residents came out in force Friday afternoon, surrounding the home of a group of new arrivals staying at a rental house off Kuhio Highway.

KPD aware of Love Has Won group

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Police Department is aware of a group currently moving to Kaua‘i that residents have raised concerns about throughout the week.

Unemployment fraud disrupting PUA

LIHU‘E — Steven Roy Carvalho submitted a full-page color print out of him holding up his driver’s license to his face. Surely, it’s him, but even that hasn’t been enough to prove his identity to the state.

State forecasting grim economic forecast

LIHU‘E — Pushing back the reopening of trans-Pacific tourism from September to October and the two-week lockdown on O‘ahu has the state forecasting an even-grimmer economic picture than before.

Bill opens up Hawai‘i to hemp industry

‘OMA‘O — The team at Kaua‘i Hemp Company Farms and Nalu Botanicals Lab stand in front of the “Ka la hiki ola” mural overlooking its farm in ‘Oma‘o, thinking that it truly is a “dawning of a new day.”

Mayor lauds quarantine efforts

The Kaua‘i Police Department is currently monitoring more than 1,300 people in quarantine on Kaua‘i, Mayor Derek Kawakami said Friday.