Chang leads statewide tourism-promotion team

HONOLULU — Former general manager of Hanalei Bay Resort Douglas Chang has been appointed chair of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement’s Kilohana Collective transition team to help fulfill the Hawai‘i Destination Brand Marketing & Management Services contract for the U.S. major market area awarded by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority to CNHA last month.

Island road closures planned week of Aug. 1-5

LUMAHA‘I — The state Department of Transportation scheduled a right-lane closure on Kuhio Highway possible in either direction between mile markers 5 and 7, between Lumaha‘i Beach and Wainiha Bay, Monday through Friday, Aug. 1 to 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for guardrail repairs.

YWCA gives $8,000 in scholarships

LIHU‘E — The YWCA of Kaua‘i Executive Director Renae Hamilton-Cambeilh and a good amount of the YWCA board, including Scholarship Committee Chair Katie Parkinson, celebrated the presentation of $8,000 in scholarships Thursday night with the scholarship recipients and their families at the YWCA of Kaua‘i Women’s Center.

Defense contractor held without bail in ID theft mystery

HONOLULU — A U.S. defense contractor and his wife charged with fraudulently living for decades under the stolen identities of two dead infants told family they were going into the witness protection program before abruptly abandoning their house and leaving Texas about 40 years ago, a federal prosecutor said Thursday.

Fire weather watch in effect Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the leeward areas of Kaua‘i County that goes into effect on Sunday, July 31, 2022, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hawai‘i Heart Walk returns to Kaua‘i

HONOLULU — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke is excited to announce the return of its Hawaii Heart Walk event on Aug. 6 at Puakea Golf Course in Lihue.

Two Brun associates sentenced

LIHU‘E — As former county council member turned drug kingpin Arthur Brun awaits transfer to a mainland prison, associates Steven Keli‘ikuli and Orlando Manguchei were sentenced to prison terms this week.