U.S. Department of Energy has announced that Honolulu and Kaua‘i have been selected as part of the agency’s Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project and statewide electric vehicle group leaders are applauding the actions of Senator Brian Schatz, who has helped forward the initiative.
LIHU‘E — Small Business Development Center Director Robbie Melton of Lihu‘e said Avimech International Aircraft is reaching new heights.
Since the first detection of a more-harmful fungal pathogen known to cause rapid ‘ohi’a death was discovered in December of 2020 in Koke‘e, the state Department of Land and Natural Resource Division of Forestry and Wildlife and Kaua‘i Invasive Species Committee have cut down three infected trees.
Conflicts between visitor and resident-use in Hawai‘i State Parks were main highlight of conversation from the first round of discussions relating to the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), currently being updated by the Department of Land and Natural Resources Divison of State Parks.
HANAMA‘ULU — King Kaumuali‘i Elementary School’s Principal Jason Yoshida said they had 466 students returning to face-to-face learning with approximately 100 students still selecting distance learning yesterday.
KALAHEO — General Manager Fred Cowell of Kaua‘i Coffee Company said his nearly 3,000 acres of coffee is just coming out of its bloom season.
The agrochemical and seed company is leasing the shade houses for a project called the Kauai Farmers Shade House Initiative, spearheaded by board member and Resilient Roots owner Emilio Ruiz-Romero.
The County of Kaua‘i Abandoned Vehicles Task Force is currently lobbying the state legislature to pass bills HB 160 and 161, measures that would help boost owner accountability.
LIHU‘E — The YWCA of Kaua‘i, Meyers & Meyers LLC, a law firm in Lihu‘e, and other community groups and businesses are joining forces this Saturday, April 3 for a “Stop Asian Hate” peaceful demonstration from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Historic County Building.