Meet the candidates: Ed Justus

HANAPEPE — Business at the Talk Story Bookstore dropped at least 70% since the start of lockdown, said Ed Justus, 37, of Kalaheo, bookstore owner and Kaua‘i County County candidate.

Meet the candidates: Addison Bulosan

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i County Council candidate Dr. Addison Bulosan sits on a couch in his Specific Chiropractic Center office off Umi Street in Lihu‘e, more reserved than his online persona seen daily on Facebook Lives.

County has same-day virus test kits

LIHU‘E — The County of Kaua‘i has secured 15,000 rapid, same-day COVID-19 tests to implement a second-test program for trans-Pacific and interisland travelers when the state reopens to visitors Oct. 15.

Meet the candidates: Richard Fukushima

KAPA‘A — A bucket-list dream of his, Richard Fukushima is making his third and final bid to join the Kaua‘i County Council. But this time around, he’s rerouted his campaign.

Cases not infectious while traveling

LIHU‘E — Investigation the state Department of Health made into the two active COVID-19 cases on Kaua‘i gives officials confidence neither was infectious during travel.

Kaua‘i COVID cases Mainland linked

LIHU‘E — The two active cases on Kaua‘i are both linked to Mainland travel, but the county is clarifying that neither were infectious during travel, Kaua‘i District Health Officer Dr. Janet Berreman said Monday.

Input sought on draft of county’s multi-hazard plan

LIHU‘E — The county must update the Multi-Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Plan plan every five years to be eligible for federal pre- and post-disaster assistance, and the county is looking for community input on its 2020 draft.

Residents oppose possible westside resort bill

LIHU‘E — During the process of creating the 2018 Kaua‘i General Plan, the community spoke out in opposition to more resorts. However, 60 acres on the Westside was labeled “provisional,” to be determined through the West Kaua‘i Community Plan.

Council candidates on immediate climate change

LIHU‘E — If elected to the Kaua‘i County Council, candidates running for office shared their ideas for how the next two years will be impactful to climate change, including stricter setback legislation, building codes and food production.

Council supporting ‘Aina Aloha Future

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i County Council members present at yesterday’s meeting unanimously passed a resolution supporting the ‘Aina Aloha Economic Futures initiative and transition to a circular economy based on Native Hawaiian values.

$1.75 M to help Kaua‘i cattle ranchers

KEKAHA — Kaua‘i has a cattle problem. Many cattle ranchers ship off their herds to O‘ahu or other destinations to be finished and processed, but with market disruptions made prevalent due to the coronavirus pandemic, they’re unable to and are now forced to rethink what to do with their livestock.

Tune in for county council forum Wednesday

LIHU‘E — Tomorrow, 13 of the 14 candidates running for a seat on the Kaua‘i County Council will take the stage, er, virtual stage, for another round of questions at one of the only forums to this election season.

Balancing resort bubble and pre-travel testing

Last week, two major sign-offs to reopening the island of Kaua‘i were announced: approval to start a “resort bubble” program, and the date for the state’s pre-travel testing program reopening strategy.