A federal funding mechanism that provides money for elementary and secondary education is projected to deliver more than $3 million to the County of Kaua‘i.
Hawai‘i Gov. Josh Green promised “bold action” in his first State of the State address to a joint session of the state Legislature on Monday.
A two-year process to formally establish a sister-legislative relationship between Hawai‘i and the Yamaguchi Prefectural Assembly of Japan was completed in a formal ceremony that included Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi and state House Majority Leader Daynette “Dee” Morikawa of Kaua‘i.
Governor Josh Green, M.D., has accepted an FY 2023 Compact Impact grant of $15,798,564 from U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Carmen G. Cantor, to help defray the state’s costs of providing services to citizens of the Freely Associated States who live in Hawaiʻi.
Sunday was the first day of the Year of the Yin Black Water Rabbit, states an informational piece from the Majestic Culture and the Arts Association, which will be making a special appearance on Kaua‘i on Saturday, bringing the Chinese lion dance celebrating the Chinese New Year to two locations on the island.
The county Department of Public Works and contractor Maui Kupono Builders announced that portions of Kahiliholo Road and Kamo‘okoa Road in Kalihiwai will be closed Thursday, Jan. 26 to Tuesday, Jan. 31, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting, for road resurfacing work.
For some of Hawai‘i’s most vulnerable kupuna, a little-known government position known as the Long-Term Care Ombudsman can mean the difference between torment and safety.
PUHI — Wes Perreira, the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i branch manager, said anything is possible with a full tank.
A boat race that takes two years and covers the world? John Hawkins only recently arrived on Kaua‘i, and was visiting Tony LeHoven (another sailor) at the Talk Story Bookstore in Hanapepe (Natalie is “Da Boss,” Ed Justus said), who was doing a book signing on Friday. Tony said John will probably get his feet wet with the Nawiliwili Yacht Club racing series (it’s coming up in February).
LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i Democrats have nominated former County Council Vice Chair Mason Chock, current County Council Member Luke Evslin and nonprofit director Nikki Cristobal as potential replacements for the state House seat vacated by former state Rep. Jimmy Tokioka.
HONOLULU — One of the world’s most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held Sunday in Hawai‘i for the first time in seven years.
HONOLULU — The United States Coast Guard is monitoring a presumed Russian spy ship off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands amid tensions between the U.S. and Russia over the war in Ukraine.
LIHU‘E — This year’s MLK Day of Service project by the Kaua‘i RSVP, a part of the AmeriCorps Seniors program, did a lot to replenish the Little Free Libraries that are maintained by the Kaua‘i RSVP and Agency on Elderly Affairs.