Faye Tangonan, Ms. Universe International from 2018 to 2019, is entering a new pageant as she tries to obtain her eighth title should she move on to the finals on Aug 3.
I think freedom of the press is really, really important. I mean, it’s a bedrock of democracy, and has been throughout our history are such an important part of holding government and elected officials accountable. So I continue to believe that. I do think that one of the challenges today is that everybody has a megaphone, and everybody can be a journalist, right?
Gov. David Ige invited The Garden Island to talk story with him on Tuesday and get to know him on a one-on-one level. TGI asked Ige questions over a Zoom call and was told any question goes but had only twenty minutes to do so.
HONOLULU — With schools starting the new academic year in two weeks, educators pled with the Board of Education members on Thursday to offer distance learning at public schools statewide.
LIHU‘E — The 36-year-old hero, Thomas John “Tommy” Horcher, risked his life to save two distressed swimmers out by Marine Camp behind Wailua Golf Course Saturday afternoon, died Monday at Wilcox Medical Center, according to the Kaua‘i Police Department.
“Cheehoo,” it’s plum picking season on Kaua‘i, which started July, behind the state park in Koke‘e.
KAPA‘A — After four years of contemplating, Abe Kowitz finally started his company Plastic Paradise, LLC in hopes of making a difference with Kaua‘i’s plastic consumption issues and provide jobs for the community in the future.
MOLOA‘A — Retro Farms’ Agricultural Intern Program, a summer job opportunity for high school students on Kaua‘i, is seeking help from the county to keep the program going for teens who want to work and learn about farming.
MANOA — A faculty member at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa predicts electric vehicles’ renewable-energy goals will be met, but a Kaua‘i EV expert disputes the goal end date.