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Kaumakani Kauai County Hawaii

State briefs for February 27

Maui Health plans to increase vaccine appointments WAILUKU, Maui (AP) — Maui Health announced plans to increase the number of first-dose coronavirus vaccination appointments, while…

Letters for Friday, February 26, 2021

(Dis)respect for kupuna While Governor Ige and Mayor Kawakami deserve some credit for keeping the coronavirus case low, some of their authoritarian actions have caused…

Obituaries for Friday, February 26, 2021

Consuelo ‘Connie’ Marie Badua Pumaras Nadarisay Consuelo “Connie” Marie Badua Pumaras Nadarisay, 72, of Lihu‘e, passed away on Feb. 3, 2021. Mom was born on…

Happy Camper for Friday, February 26, 2021

Erik Gutierrez said he’s just the director of operations at Kaua‘i Bakery at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e. Jea Laganina is the one who makes…

Lawmakers pass UI tax relief bill

A bill that aims to provide unemployment insurance relief to Hawaii employers has been sent to Gov. David Ige for consideration. If signed by the…

Just one new virus case on BI reported

The number of new COVID-19 cases on the Big Island remains small, with just one new case reported Thursday by the state Department of Health.…