22 in the running for 2021 council seat

LIHU‘E — Twenty-two candidates have officially filed to run for Kaua‘i County Council seats by Tuesday’s filing deadline, alongside the incumbent county prosecuting attorney, candidates for the state House and Senate and some Office of Hawaiian Affairs candidates.

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.

Sidewalk sprouting at Kilauea School

There was not a face mask to be seen Tuesday, observed North Shore Lion William Troutman during a lunch break from the club’s community-service project at the Kilauea Elementary School.

Protesting before work

KAPA‘A — Francisco Ubaldo stands in the bed of his pickup truck holding a Black Lives Matter sign in the morning sun.

Working through the pandemic

When are we gonna go back? The Special Olympics Kaua‘i athletes want to know, said Leona Sa McDermott, a Special Olympics coach.

Beach safety, now

LIHU‘E — Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami said the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized how important Kaua‘i’s beaches are to the community, Monday during the announcement of June 1 through 7 being Hawai‘i Beach Safety Week.

No major injuries in shark attack

KEKAHA — Doug Moore was sitting on his surfboard when he felt a sharp pain in his right index finger around 8:30 a.m. at Davidson’s Beach on Monday.

New food pick up hours

NAWILIWILI — Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank announces new emergency food pickup hours for the month of June.

More quarantine-related arrests on Oahu

HONOLULU – A student attending college in Hawai‘i was arrested this morning by Special Agents from the Investigation Division of the Dept. of the Attorney General. 21-year-old Venasio Vaipulu was reported by a witness.

The Salvation Army accepting donated goods

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center will be accepting donations on Friday, June 19, in Lihu‘e, at the county Kaua‘i Resource Center at the Lihu‘e transfer station, 3460 Ahukini Rd., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

They did it for Russell

Larry Rivera, Kaua‘i songwriter and entertainer, said he had to come Sunday to the “Russell Would’ve Done It” food drive coordinated by various motorcycle clubs on the island.

A national forest for Hawai‘i

U.S. Reps. Ed Case and Tulsi Gabbard recently introduced legislation in the U.S. House to explore the possible establishment of Hawai‘i’s first national forest.

Napali hunting areas to open

Opportunities to hunt feral pig and feral goats in the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park are coming. The areas open will be between the Ho‘olulu Valley (four-mile mark on the Kalalau Trail) and Kalalau Valley (11 miles), portions of Hunting Unit G.