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Five new cases reported Friday

LIHU‘E — Friday morning, the county reported five new on-island cases, including three visitors and two residents.

Council-elect discusses upcoming term

LIHU‘E — Laying it all out to have a smooth transitional Inauguration Day next month, Kaua‘i County Council-elect met for an organizational meeting yesterday morning.

Survey: County employees efficient

LIHU‘E — In a recent survey of county employees, County of Kaua‘i Managing Director Michael Dahilig said only two to three are not currently meeting productivity standards set by the county.

Council-elect to meet Wednesday

LIHU‘E — Tomorrow, the Kaua‘i County Council-elect will convene for an organizational meeting at 9 a.m. to discuss shared goals and structures, but some aspects seem to be already worked out.

24% of Kaua‘i CARES funds left

LIHU‘E — The county has a remaining 24% of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds left to spend before the end of the year.

Cost of COVID-19-related county labor

LIHU‘E — County officials are estimating it’ll cost about $300,000 a month to continue emergency operations, support and other COVID-19-related procedures come the start of the new year.

Long-challenged TVR finally gets permits

LIHU‘E — A contested special permit to manage a transient vacation rental that’s been in operation since the early 2000s was granted by the Planning Commission Tuesday afternoon due to exceeding the statute of limitations on processing the application.

Weekend without new cases

LIHU‘E — The county currently has 11 active cases, including three hospitalized, Mayor Derek Kawakami said Monday afternoon.