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Kaua‘i Restart: Public Health

LIHU‘E — Establishing a multi-purpose resilience center, improving and increasing health resources communications and creating high-speed broadband access are a few of the ideas generated by the Kaua‘i Economic Recovery Strategy Team to address Kaua‘i‘s public-health going forward.

Interisland travelers tell all

Tuesday was the first day for residents to travel interisland without being quarantined, and at Lihu‘e Airport three women from O‘ahu took the opportunity to fly over to Kaua‘i and pick up new, furry family members.

Food trucks reopen or launch with aloha

KAPA‘A — Food truck owners on Kaua‘i are starting to reopen alongside other businesses, and like other business owners on the island, some spent much of their time over the past few months giving back to the community.

Most state parks reopen

LIHU‘E – Most state parks in Hawai‘i are now open for camping, but Napali Coast and Polihale are still closed.

Kaua‘i Restart: Education

LIHU‘E — Hiring an educational liaison, creating neighborhood hubs, providing more devices and hot-spots for families in need are just some of the ideas to get the education system on Kaua‘i back to recovery.

Rapozo, Iona give back

LIHU‘E — There are now T-shirts floating around the island sporting the faces of Mel Rapozo and Charlie Iona, and with references to the live show they’ve been hosting on Facebook, “The Mel and Charlie Live Show.”

Kaua‘i Restart: Business

LIHU‘E – Tax relief, speedy permitting processes and fresh marketing strategies are a few of the ideas for helping local Kaua‘i businesses recover from pandemic protocols that have heavily impacted bottom lines and closed some doors for good.

Island School graduates 24

Saturday, Island School hosted its traditional graduation for 24 seniors of the Class of 2020 while practicing social-distancing precautions.

Garden beds won, installed

The Kaua‘i Garden Project’s contest ended in mid-May by awarding two winners custom-made garden beds to start their dream gardens.

Changing the culture at Kekaha School

KEKAHA — Kekaha School Principal Marilyn Asahi has been going online more often lately to keep morale up and information flowing for her staff, students and teachers during the pandemic.

Broken cable causes internet outages

KAPAA – Many Kaua‘i residents were without internet Wednesday as Spectrum responded to a broken land-based fiber-optic cable, according to a company spokesman.

Keeping Kaua‘i kupuna safe

LIHU‘E — Keeping kupuna safe during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a moving target for care-center managers, as staff members adjust to the strict sanitation and screening guidelines from Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, state Department of Health and directives from the County of Kaua‘i.

Wedding photographer gives back

Mallory Roe, a professional photographer and creator of Vows With Views Photography, is still in business after 100% of her bookings from mid-March though the end of August were canceled or postponed.

New strategies for business owners

On May 8, Divine Planet business owners Mike McGinnis and Sonja McGinnis opened their doors for the first time since they were forced to close due to the pandemic and, since then, their sales have been about 5% or 10% of what they were before businesses were closed.

Loop Road still closed

WAILUA HOMESTEADS — The Keahua bridge at Loop Road is still closed, and state officials are working with an engineering company on the final estimation of the cost to fix it.

Stephanie Steuri now a veterinarian

On May 9, local girl Stephanie Kainoa Steuri, an Island School graduate of the class of 2011, earned her doctorate of veterinary medicine degree from the University of Tennessee, and was honored with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Award for Small Animal Surgery.

Signs of hope

Signs of hope are posted in front of homes on Kawaihau Road across from St. Catherine Church in Kapahi that read “You cannot be replaced” and “Suicide is not the answer.”