Distressed swimmers rescued

County lifeguards and firefighters rescued three people in distress from waters off Wailua on Saturday afternoon. One person remains in critical condition.

Mental health is important, especially in time of pandemic

The Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center on Kaua’i received $1.3 million from combined efforts of local community members and lawmakers, and we’re strongly in support of getting this center up and running for its original purpose as soon as possible.

OUR VIEW: Now is the time to revisit The Aloha Pledge

Things have changed on Kaua‘i over the past few weeks. With the island stepping back into the Safe Travels program on April 5, visitors are once again flocking back to enjoy Kaua‘i’s beaches and hiking trails.

You’ve got ‘til 7 p.m. Saturday

We’re getting down to the wire in Hawai‘i’s first mail-in primary election, and if you’ve been following along with The Garden Island, you know that a team of volunteers in the county Office of the County Clerk Elections Division has already sorted more than 12,000 primary-election ballots.

Keep Kaua‘i kipuka safe

A kipuka is described as a place surrounded by lava, protected and able to flourish. They are often small oases of vegetation and life surrounded by the starkness of new lava flows.

Together, we move forward

Most of us have spent the past 24 hours nailing down roofs and boarding up windows, cutting trees away from power lines — getting ready for impending Hurricane Douglas.

You can still celebrate your grad

Drive-thru diplomas are going to be the standard across the board for the Class of 2020, and though this year’s grads aren’t going to get the usual amount of pomp and circumstance at their ceremonies, there are still ways for us to make this time memorable for the Class of 2020.

Still time to nominate your Hometown Hero

Life is still far from “back to normal” on Kaua‘i, even though shops, beaches and restaurants are starting to reopen. Thankfully, our number of active COVID19 cases on the island is holding at zero.

Programs, resource for kupuna to keiki

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, our local non profits, community leaders, and local/state government have mobilized resources to support the most essential needs in our county. Some of those resources are listed here, including programs for everyone, from kupuna to keiki.

Welcome to Digital Saturdays

Today marks the beginning of Digital Saturdays, the one day a week on which The Garden Island newspaper is now available exclusively online.

As residents face lockdown, turn away tourists too

While Kaua‘i residents have been sent to their rooms to wait out the novel coronavirus, the Hawai‘i National Guard is now at airports statewide, aiding in passenger screening for daily arrivals.

Arthur Brun should resign from County Council

The crimes detailed in the 29-page federal indictment of County Councilmember Arthur Brun describe an almost unfathomable betrayal of the public trust and a deeply troubling commentary on the personal damage that can be done by addiction.

Considering cost of living at the legislature

Members of the Hawai‘i Executive Collaborative and their entourage gathered around the table in The Garden Island newspaper board room last week to explain their take on the 2020 Cost of Living Initiative currently moving through the Hawai‘i State legislature.