Mighty Menehune move on

WAIMEA — Keahi Tucker, Waimea High School Class of 1992, rattled off a string of names Friday from the roster of 170 seniors at the Menehune graduating festivities.

Hayashi selected as HIDOE superintendent

HONOLULU — The state Board of Education selected the former principal of Waipahu High School to be the next superintendent of the state’s public schools.

Road closures announced for May 23-27

HANALEI — The state Department of Transportation announced a right-lane closure on Kuhio Highway is possible in either direction between mile markers 1.2 and 2.2, Ohiki Road and Aku Road, Monday through Friday, May 23 to 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for grass and tree cutting.

SCHATZ: Hawaiʻi to receive $14M to protect native birds

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D- Hawai‘i) announced that Hawai‘i will receive $14.092 million in funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Servic, and U.S. Geological Survey to protect threatened and endangered local forest birds from extinction.

DOH: Keiki ages 5-11 eligible for COVID-19 boosters

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Department of Health is adopting guidance from the U.S. Centers for Diease Control and Prevention recommending boosters for children ages 5 through 11 and strengthening booster recommendations for others.

Tropic Care Kauaʻi returns in June

LIHU‘E — Tropic Care Kaua‘i 2022 is nearly here, and the community is getting excited about the offering of no-cost health care services to the community from June 13 through June 20.