Ballots to be mailed soon

LIHU‘E — Mailing for primary election 2020 ballots will kick off Tuesday, July 14, according to an announcement from the Office of the County Clerk Elections Division.

Four get Zonta Club scholarships

LIHU‘E — MaBel Fujiuchi, chairperson for the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i Scholarship Committee, announced four recipients of the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i Foundation scholarships during the club’s virtual meeting via Zoom Thursday.

Kaua‘i ranchers provide beef during pandemic

LIHU‘E — Animals from two Kaua‘i ranches were part of a 20,000-pound donation of beef for pandemic food relief, an effort put together by the members of the Hawai‘i Cattlemen’s Council.

Misalucha appointed to Senate

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige has appointed Bennette Misalucha to fill the late Sen. Breene Harimoto’s state Senate seat. State Senate District 16 includes Pearl City, Momilani, Pearlridge, ‘Aiea, Royal Summit, ‘Aiea Heights, Newtown, Waimalu, Halawa and Pearl Harbor.

Council debriefed on climate change

LIHU‘E — Former Mayor Bernard Carvalho had a 10-year county-wide goal of reducing emissions from county government operations by 30% by 2023.

Reservations about reopening

LIHU‘E — Gov. David Ige and Hawai‘i’s four county mayors met Thursday for the third time this week to try to address the increasingly urgent question of whether the state can safely reopen to tourists on Aug. 1. But the group adjourned late in the afternoon without making any final decision.

A fitting delivery

LIHU‘E — “This one works,” said Wilcox Elementary School Principal Corey Nakamura, Thursday morning as he leafed through the delivery of fabric face masks by representatives of the Lihu‘e Hongwanji Women’s Club. “It fits, you can talk without removing it completely, and there’s even a fitting so it doesn’t fall off your nose.”

Anahola roadwork to start July 13

ANAHOLA — The Department of Public Works is announcing that DMK and Associates will re-commence with roadwork in Anahola on weekdays from July 13 through July 17, 2020, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weather permitting.

Mental health app for cops, families

HANALEI — Kaua‘i Police Chief Todd Raybuck discussed a new tool for officers on Thursday while addressing the Rotary Club of Hanalei in a talk about “Policing with Aloha.” He talked about a phone app that could help promote mental wellness for police officers, should they take advantage of the opportunity.

County seeking $2 million in FEMA reimbursements

LIHU‘E — The county is looking to apply for $2 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reimbursements for money relating to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a memo from county Managing Director Michael Dahilig dated June 29.

Anti-Styrofoam bill amended

LIHU‘E — A bill first introduced in February that would restrict the use and sale of styrofoam foodservice containers is being amended and pushed off due to economic uncertainty sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.

North Shore Lions give big

KILAUEA — The North Shore Lions Club celebrated the awarding of $40,000 in scholarships to 27 students from the North Shore, Wednesday during a gathering at the Hawaiian Paradise Flowers farm owned by Lion Gary Pacheco.

Kaua‘i United Way secures relief funds

LIHU‘E — Noon, July 22 to the Kaua‘i United Way is the deadline for organizations wishing to be considered for funding from the federal Emergency Food & Shelter program designed to provide food, rent, utility and other assistance to people in need.

Another round of amending the Housing Policy

LIHU‘E — The county’s Housing Policy that was first enacted over a decade ago is seeing a set of revisions after it had not produced the affordable housing results the county originally intended.