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Lt. Gov. Green suggests changes to traveler testing program

HONOLULU — Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green suggested that the way to “perfect” the state’s coronavirus testing system for incoming travelers is to extend the mandatory pre-flight testing window from three days prior to arrival to four and requiring a second test when the person touches down.

Mobile WiFi, STEAM in Kaumakani Saturday

KAUMAKANI — The Kauai Community Science Center (KCSC), a nonprofit science center on the Westside is hosting a free HOTspot Mobile STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Culture, and Math) event at Kaumakani Pavilion near Kamehameha Preschool today, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

People find holiday spirit despite pandemic

LIHU‘E — Post-Thanksgiving shopping was not stopped by the COVID-19 pandemic — it just got off to a late start and adjusted to be in compliance with the pandemic’s health and safety guidelines.

Sarah needs assistance with expenses

Sarah is a 34-year-old female that lives with her family in Koloa. She lives with intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, and suffers from seizures. She requires the use of a wheelchair and shower chair to keep her safe. In the past few years, her physical health has been deteriorating, her physical pain increasing, and her mobility limiting.

Beware Portuguese man-o-war is here

KEALIA —Last Saturday, Katie Guastella, an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH) on the Westside, discovered a group of Portuguese man-o-war (jelly-fish like sea creatures) on her day off at Kealia Beach, after the heavy showers of rained passed.

Student achievers shine through the pandemic

KALAHEO — The film, “A Message to the President: Transitions in Democracy,” needs a ticket to be viewed on the Hawai‘i Independent Film Festivals website, said Miley Cox, an eighth grade student at the Waimea Canyon Middle School who is listed as the film’s director, editor and narrator.

Rice Street launches ‘Operation Save The Holidays’

LIHU‘E — The Lights on Rice Parade will be virtual this year on Friday, Dec. 4, and businesses on Rice Street will participate allowong Kaua‘i ‘ohana to view the lights safely by driving or walking through downtown Lihu‘e.

DOW: commercial, resort properties flush plumbing

LIHUE — The Department of Water (DOW) reminds resort properties and large commercial facilities to conduct a flushing of their plumbing fixtures on property at least once a week and prior to reopening for business.

Kaua‘i DOH announces two new cases of COVID-19

LIHU‘E – The Kaua‘i District Health Office reported two new positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. One case is an adult female resident and the other is an adult male resident. Both of the cases are associated with travel. One case had a negative pre-travel test prior to returning to Kaua‘i.

Thanksgiving handoff

LIHU‘E — The Salvation Army Advisory Board member Janice Bond did double-duty, Wednesday with Thanksgiving meals.

Hawai‘i delegation calls to extend funding

HONOLULU — U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i) and U.S. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawai‘i) and Ed Case (D-Hawai‘i) Wednesday called on President Trump to approve Gov. David Ige’s request to extend authorization and funding for Hawai‘i National Guard’s COVID-19 response operations.

Kauai County Council backs Mayor on COVID

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i County Council is throwing its weight behind Mayor Derek Kawakami’s request for the county to temporarily opt-out of the state’s Safe Travels program and institute a mandatory post-arrival test.

Four new cases, Wednesday

LIHU‘E — Wednesday, the county reported four new positive COVID-19 cases, including one adult visitor, two adult residents and one child resident.