STEM helps with COVID-19 battle

School is closed due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, but the battery of 3D laser printers whirred with life Thursday at the Kaua‘i High School technology building.

KPD prepping more drone use

Earlier this year, investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board used drone footage to document and analyze a helicopter crash that killed seven passengers in December on Kaua‘i. And now, the Kaua‘i Police Department is equipping its team to be able to do the same.

Koa‘e Makana defers security deposits

Mark Development, with the support of Mayor Derek Kawakami, is deferring security deposits at Koa‘e Makana Workforce Housing project in Koloa as the first 42 applicants selected their units.

Residents hopeful on day one of stay at home

Amidst a stay-at-home order and travel quarantines for those traveling to Hawai‘i from the mainland or internationally, families on Kaua‘i are finding ways to cope, follow rules and support the community.

Budget talks to continue

The Kaua‘i County Council convened differently on Wednesday, as Councilmembers Luke Evslin and Mason Chock participated remotely via telecommunications in the meeting to practice social distancing amid the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Learning new rules

The number of positive COVID-19 cases on Kaua‘i rose to five Wednesday, as Hawai‘i health officials announced the one death linked to COVID-19 in Hawai‘i wasn’t actually related to the virus.

Fresh foods, healthy living

Physician, nutritionist and author Steven Masley was planning to be at Talkstory Bookstore in Hanapepe on Friday, signing copies of his latest book “The Mediterranean Method.”

KPD looks to restructure salaries

Promotions within the Kaua‘i Police Department have been difficult to fulfill due to pay inversions, and KPD Chief Todd Raybuck believes he’s found a cost-effective solution.

COVID-19 and the incarcerated

LIHU‘E — The Hawai’i Office of Public Defenders has petitioned the Hawai’i Supreme Court to release inmates convicted of misdemeanors or of parole technicalities through the use of grants, pardons and reprieves to lower facility population and potentially prevent a community spread of COVID-19.

DOE schools closed until April 30

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Education announced Tuesday that school facilities will remain closed to students through April 30 based on the latest guidance and information from health officials and elected leaders that includes the Stay-at-Home, Work-at-Home Order signed by Gov. David Ige.