Only one candidate said the state should welcome tourists immediately without requiring some kind of testing or quarantine.
The coronavirus pandemic has restricted campaigning and made the economic crisis the dominant issue.
With money from Common Ground, two companies are finding ways to scale up and pivot away from tourism despite COVID-19.
A 19-year veteran of the police department, Barry DeBlake was arrested while on duty following an incident that left a 29-year-old woman injured.
Kauai County forged a similar partnership with the vacation rental platform Vrbo last week. The deals are expected to help the county to enforce vacation rental rules.
The partnership between the county and the travel platform is expected to help oust illegal listings from the Vrbo website.
Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami’s decisive handling of the COVID-19 pandemic — and the Garden Isle’s relatively low disease infection count — has won him praise locally and statewide.
In a letter to Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami, Grove Farm President and CEO Warren Haruki said he is disappointed that the original vision for the facility “was not given a chance to succeed.”
An adult male resident received a positive test result for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to Kauai health officials.