Kauai High convoys for commencement

On Friday afternoon, Kaua‘i High graduates and their parents and families lined up their decorated cars at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, patiently waiting to convoy in style before heading home to watch a virtual ceremony televised on K5 and Hawai‘i News Now.

Time well spent

Kapa‘a High School junior Niki Upson took advantage of time away from attending physical school to improve his golf game.

A worthy send off

KILAUEA — As Kauai Class of 2020 high school graduates celebrated commencement around the island on Friday, families at Kilauea School, which educates children through sixth grade, decided to convoy through school property and celebrate the end of the year.

Class of 2020 celebrates graduation

LIHU‘E — The Class of 2020 celebrated commencement convoy-style on Friday with more than 600 seniors turning the tassel in graduation ceremonies that looked much different than the normal pomp and circumstance in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Green light to reopen

Churches, salons, barber shops and outdoor-based tour companies on Kaua‘i can reopen today.

Every little bit helps with relief

A flood of relief flowed through the yard Wednesday morning ahead of the opening of emergency food pickup at the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank warehouse.

Road repairs continue as usual

The state Department of Transportation is poised to identify shovel-ready projects on Kaua‘i and other islands should more federal funding be directed toward the Highways Division during the pandemic.

Feeding families

Aloha overflowed out of the front entrance of the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Regency & Spa Thursday afternoon when the resort’s General Manager Dan King and a band of volunteers welcomed back colleagues for a family-style meal pickup conducted within the parameters of social distancing and health safety guidelines created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Menehune get prime rib for graduation

Keiko Napier of Japanese Grandma’s Cafe in Hanapepe estimates it’ll take about 15 pounds of greens to enhance the prime-rib meal with a small salad.

2020 hurricane season prediction: 2-6 cyclones

LIHU‘E — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting between two and six tropical cyclones in the Central Pacific hurricane region in the upcoming 2020 hurricane season.

CARES Act funding for Kaua‘i housing

LIHU‘E — The county’s Housing Agency received community development funds to soften the blow of the coronavirus crisis across public services and by providing new facilities, including the first of a series of tiny house villages.

Kaua‘i Humane Society receives Petco grant

LIHUE — The Kaua`i Humane Society (KHS), announced it has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.

Reopening at Kukui Grove

LIHU‘E — Macy’s at the Kukui Grove Center will be opening its doors, Friday starting at 11 a.m.

Kawakami asks to reopen early

Mayor Derek Kawakami said Kaua‘i is aiming to reopen some businesses earlier than the timeline proposed Monday by Gov. David Ige, and his office is looking for the governor’s approval to do so.

A hui hou Uncle

Hawaiian legend and, to quote his own lyrics, “an island one of a kind,” Willie K died in his Wailuku home on Monday, the family announced Tuesday.