Isle Democrats can pick presidential favorites by mail

With the probable cancellation of walk-in voting due to COVID-19 concerns, FairVote, a nonpartisan organization that advocates for electoral reform in the United States, is urging Hawai‘i Democrats to vote by mail and learn about a new, game-changing feature of the local presidential primary election, called ranked choice voting.

Lead, grant relief, and don’t take more, please

We are in trying times now, folks. Much of the state is closed. The Capitol and many government offices, including the state Department of Taxation, are locked down. People are working remotely when they can, and we are, too.

Flash-flood watch in effect

A flash-flood watch is in effect for Kaua‘i, Ni‘ihau and O‘ahu now through late tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

KPD prepping more drone use

Earlier this year, investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board used drone footage to document and analyze a helicopter crash that killed seven passengers in December on Kaua‘i. And now, the Kaua‘i Police Department is equipping its team to be able to do the same.

Happy Camper for Friday, March 27, 2020

All of the Hawai‘iUSA Federal Credit Union off-island staff has gone home (great employment opportunities now for those needing COVID-19 opportunities) to tend to their respective families during these “unprecedented” (borrowed from government, health, and business officials) times.

Airlines still marketing flights to Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i

COVID-19 or no COVID-19, some airlines on Thursday continued to market travel to Kaua‘i aggressively, with one-way fares between Lihu‘e and Seattle going for just $159 on the Alaska Airlines website and $129 on Southwest Airlines.

Sewing protection

In Hawai‘i and on the mainland, face masks are hard to find in the stores or online, and many facilities like hospitals are in need of them because their staffs are working on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

STEM helps with COVID-19 battle

School is closed due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, but the battery of 3D laser printers whirred with life Thursday at the Kaua‘i High School technology building.

In limbo

Waimea High School tennis player Wendell Batangan admitted the news of the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association suspending the season “indefinitely” wasn’t easy to process.