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.

Waimea Town Celebration, a fundraiser… and much more

For 43 years Kaua‘i residents and visitors have gathered on the west side for a festival that tips its hat to the old days — quite literally, when one takes into account the number of paniolo (cowboys) running around during the annual Waimea Town Celebration.

Better to be prepared

If you don’t buy tickets before the show, there’s a chance they’ll be sold out at the door. If you don’t put soap in your shopping cart, you could end up with a sink full of dirty dishes. If you don’t charge your phone at night, you could run out of power halfway through the day.

Kicking off the decade with change

Change could very well be the defining descriptor of the year 2020 as we head into the new decade with a Super Bowl that didn’t feature the Patriots, an active Hawaii legislative session, upcoming presidential, state and local elections, and new partnerships in the Kauai community that work toward resiliency and disaster response.

This island is our responsibility

If you take a drive, a walk, a bike ride, around Kauai, you will see amazing natural beauty. Spectacular sunsets, massive mountains and wonderful waves. It is a blessing, for sure.