Massive cleanup effort ends on Kaho‘olawe

A cleanup on a remote beach east of the island of Maui netted an estimated 5 tons of marine debris in an effort hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as logistical issues.

Hawai‘i extends bond with Yamaguchi

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.

Federal funds help Pacific Islanders in Hawai‘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.

Kung hei fat choy!

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.

Kaua‘i road closures scheduled for Jan. 22 to Feb. 3

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.

Car seat technicians get field training

LIHU‘E — There was no shortage of cars for the new trainees for the car seat certification class to work on Saturday during the free car seat inspections offered at the Walmart store.

Happy Camper for Sunday, January 22, 2023

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).

Kaua‘i Democrats nominate progressive slate for statehouse seat

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.

High surf warning issued

LIHU’E — The National Weather Service issued a high surf warning for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau until 6 a.m. Monday.

ARC welcomes the new year on a high note

LIHU‘E — When David Chung of the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center arrived at the Kaua‘i Resource Center for the monthly ARC donation event — he was met with a surprise.