TAX MAN: The constitutional amendment returns again

Back in 2018, we as voters were inundated with impassioned arguments on both sides of a proposed constitutional amendment (“ConAm” for short). The amendment would have given the State the power to impose a surcharge on real property tax, ostensibly to fund teacher pay raises.

Kuku‘iula welcomes the Year of the Dragon

PO‘IPU — Everyone is encouraged to join The Shops at Kuku‘iula when they welcome the Lunar New Year with a special Flavors of Kuku‘iula celebration on Feb. 16 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Newest First Hawaiian Bank announced

LIHU‘E — Under the arch of a strong rainbow created by the light rain and blustery wind, First Hawaiian Bank unveiled the location of its newest banking center during a blessing and dedication ceremony on Monday at a 1-acre parcel adjacent to the Hokulei Shopping Village.

Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach lends a helping hand

WAIPOULI — There were no incentives for the employees of the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort except to give from the heart, said the resort’s Director of Human Resources Bryan Holladay on Wednesday when the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i team picked up the results of the resort’s Food Fund Drive that concluded on Jan. 19.

Hawai‘iUSA Foundation helps Kaua‘i High School Project Grad

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i High School Project Grad chair Kaleo Carvalho was joined by several members of the Project Grad board, and seniors Billy Brown and Jeanine Longboy, on Monday when the group received a $500 award from the Hawai‘i USA Federal Credit Union Foundation.

The Golfzon experience at Hokuala

NAWILIWILI — Hokuala Social Club has been open for the past several weeks, adjacent to the golf pro shop at the Hokuala Ocean Course, said Danial Garven of Indoor Birdie Hawai‘i.

Laboratory services coming to Mahelona

WAIMEA — The opening of the Diagnostic Laboratory Services outpatient Patient Service Center on Tuesday in the Kawaiola Medical Building triggered the announcement by the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) of its new partnership with DLS to operate hospital laboratory services.