Potential resort bubble idea has governor support

LIHU‘E — The reality is, visitors continue to fly into Hawai‘i despite a mandatory two-week quarantine, and Kaua‘i’s working on another “out-of-the-box” proactive measure, Mayor Derek Kawakami said Tuesday.

How are mail-in ballots counted?

LIHU‘E — Eight volunteers sit about six feet apart at desks with stacks of envelopes in front of them on Tuesday morning.

KPD serving Kaua‘i around the clock

The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) unifies when it comes to keeping the community safe and giving back to those in need during a crisis, and has been nominated as this week’s Hometown Hero because of the department’s work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Papahanaumokuakea reaches milestone

LIHU‘E — Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument celebrated 10 years as a World Heritage Site at the end of July in the midst of ongoing attempts to to open the Pacific Remote Islands and Papahanaumokuakea marine national monuments to commercial fishing.

Hawaii governor warns of travel plan delay as cases spike

HONOLULU — Hawaii continued to experience a sharp spike in the number of COVID-19 cases on Monday, prompting Gov. David Ige to warn that the state may have to once again delay the start of a pre-travel testing program for travelers if the trend doesn’t change.

Sustainability search

LIHU‘E — Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Megan Fox said she anticipated members of the labor force would feel the pandemic’s economic ripple effect.

KHS, COK still negotiating details for FY2021

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i Humane Society (KHS) is currently operating on a short-term contract with the County of Kaua‘i that is extending the Fiscal Year 2020 services through August, and is providing more time for the two entities to negotiate their contract for the FY 2021.

State has another record reporting day

HONOLULU — The highest, single-day record of new positive COVID-19 cases is being reported by the Dept. of Health today, at 207. Approximately 114 of these cases are the result of delayed reporting over the weekend, a result of private clinical laboratory reporting issues.

KCSC’s logo contest winners

WAIMEA — The Kaua‘i Community Science Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, announced the student winners of their Climate Connect logo contest and the Wednesday, Aug. 5 deadline for its 2020-21 student internship program.

Superintendent Paul Zina gets busy with official duties

LIHU‘E — It’s been a month since Paul Zina started his official duties as the new Kaua‘i Complex Area Superintendent, and he has already given back to the community through various events and faced COVID-19 issues head-on when it came to reopening public schools on Kaua‘i.