LIHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following County-related postponements, cancelations, and changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i’s mayor and County Council released $2 million in emergency funds for Kaua‘i response to COVID-19 on Wednesday, the same day the World Health Organization declared a pandemic of the virus and the state Department of Health said the number of people self-monitoring in Hawai‘i crept up to 41.
LIHU‘E — U.S. legislators are working to get reimbursement for states that have spent money assisting in federal response to the coronavirus outbreak, and though there haven’t been any confirmed cases of the virus, formally known as COVID-19, in Hawai‘i, the state is mentioned in the request.
LIHU‘E — The Elections Division of the Office of the County Clerk will begin offering candidate-nomination and filing services beginning on Monday, Feb. 3.
LIHU‘E — Roads and recycling were up for discussion at the Wednesday Kauai County Council meeting.
LIHU‘E — The County Council on Wednesday passed unanimously a resolution to urge the state Legislature to fix defects in laws that govern the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands that have led to stubbornly high mortgage delinquency and foreclosure rates among Native Hawaiians living on DHHL lands.
HONOLULU - Democratic Party of Hawaii Interim Chair Kate Stanley has announced the list of candidates who will appear on the ballot of Hawaii’s Party-run Presidential Primary. All of the candidates filed paperwork prior to the deadline of January 22 at 5 p.m. Hawaii Time. In-person voting takes place on April 4 and results will be announced that day.
HONOLULU — The state Senate released the 2020 Senate Legislative Program, which prioritizes eight of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.