Input sought on draft of county’s multi-hazard plan

LIHU‘E — The county must update the Multi-Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Plan plan every five years to be eligible for federal pre- and post-disaster assistance, and the county is looking for community input on its 2020 draft.

Residents oppose possible westside resort bill

LIHU‘E — During the process of creating the 2018 Kaua‘i General Plan, the community spoke out in opposition to more resorts. However, 60 acres on the Westside was labeled “provisional,” to be determined through the West Kaua‘i Community Plan.

Wilcox ER renovations to start

LIHU‘E — “We will not be closing,” said Jen Chahanovich, president and CEO of the Wilcox Medical Center Friday during the short ceremony broadcast virtually for donors outside the entrance to the Emergency Department.

State takes over Hilo veterans home

HONOLULU — A state-owned health-care organization in Hawai‘i will take over a veterans care home in Hilo on Hawai‘i Island where 26 residents have died of the coronavirus.

30th HTFG conference goes virtual

HONOLULU — Marking three decades of promoting sustainable fruit production in the Aloha State, the 30th Hawai‘i International Tropical Fruit Conference is available free to the public in a new, virtual format.

State seeks input on sustainability plan

HONOLULU — The state Office of Planning Statewide Sustainability Program announced a series of virtual statewide information-sharing sessions to inform everyone about the Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan.

Maluhia Road closures scheduled through Oct. 15

KOLOA — The county Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC announced that full closures of Maluhia Road from Sunday morning through Thursday afternoon are scheduled to continue through Oct. 15, subject to weather and other factors.

Hanapepe water to be shut off; road to close

HANAPEPE — The county Department of Water announced a water-service shutdown for a portion of Hanapepe Road, between Ko Road and Hana Road on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather-permitting.

Maluhia Road closes through Oct. 15

KOLOA — The county Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC announced that full closures of Maluhia Road from Sunday morning through Thursday afternoon are scheduled to continue through Oct. 15, subject to weather and other factors.

The Bridge presents college prep giveaway

LIHU‘E — The Bridge: Kaua‘i to College, a charitable organization that coordinates mentorship for high-school students to help them choose appropriate colleges by helping each student with the application process, is hosting an Instagram College Prep Giveaway contest from today to Sunday, Oct. 18.

Bumper stickers made with love

LIHU‘E — Last Sunday and Monday, the International Day of Peace was celebrated on Kaua‘i, filled with festivities and colorful bumper stickers with messages of hope created by Annaleah Atkinson with the Interfaith Roundtable of Kaua‘i.

Council candidates on immediate climate change

LIHU‘E — If elected to the Kaua‘i County Council, candidates running for office shared their ideas for how the next two years will be impactful to climate change, including stricter setback legislation, building codes and food production.

Virtual child car seat checks today

HONOLULU — The state Department of Transportation announced that certified child-passenger-safety technicians will offer free virtual car-seat safety checks and education to parents and caregivers as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week.