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.
LIHU‘E — The County of Kaua‘i is under fire for its implementation of a four-day 10-hour work schedule.
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.
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.
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.
You could pay someone to photograph you proposing to your girl at the edge of the world; swept up in love at the top of Waimea Canyon with the Pacific Ocean stretching into the background.
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.
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.
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.
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.