Public transit mask mandates lifted

LIHU‘E — Mask use became optional for The Kaua‘i Bus riders on Tuesday, one day after a Florida judge nixed a national requirement for mass-transit travelers.

Grants fund rental help, housing

Several anticipated grants will fuel more emergency rental assistance, affordable housing units and other community projects on Kaua‘i.

Legislators tackle climate change

The county’s four state lawmakers will tackle climate legislation and questions from their constituents at this Wednesday’s virtual Kaua‘i Climate Action Forum at 6 p.m.

Road work, closures for Kaua‘i April 11-17

HANAPEPE — The state Department of Transportation will institute a single lane closure of Kaumuali‘i Highway in the westbound direction near mile marker 16.6, Iona Road and Puolo Road, Wednesday through Friday, April 13 to 15, from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., for Hanapepe bridge work.