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Deadline nears to apply for real property tax relief, exemptions

If you are a primary resident of the island and not already receiving a home exemption or related tax credit, you could be eligible to file a claim to reduce the real property taxes on your home.

No injuries reported following structure fire in Līhu‘e

After an investigation by the KFD Prevention Bureau, the cause of the fire was deemed undetermined.

Hiker dies at Waipo‘o Falls on Kaua‘i

Foul play is not suspected in the death of 66-year-old Mark Debarr of California and an autopsy is pending.

Kaua‘i led counties in hotel performance last month, new report shows

Kaua‘i led the counties in August 2023 and achieved revene per available room (RevPAR) of $357 (+9.2% vs. 2022, +70.7% vs. 2019), with an average daily rate (ADR) at $444 (+6.4% vs. 2022, +56.5% vs. 2019) and occupancy of 80.4 percent (+2.1 percentage points vs. 2022, +6.7 percentage points vs. 2019).

Kapa‘a High teacher named as finalist for Hawai‘i State Teacher of the Year

The annual honor is presented to a teacher selected from more than 13,000 state educators.

Kaua‘i gets electrified with National Drive Electric Week

The events will offer attendees the opportunity to test drive EV models from various dealers, learn the benefits of EV ownership, ask experts on the latest technologies, and more.

Friendly reminders during DOW’s Meter and Transponder Replacement Project

The Department of Water’s Meter and Transponder Replacement Project is expected to span over several years and is in its first phase of the island wide project to upgrade and replace aging and obsolete equipment to improve its Advanced Metering Infrastructure.

Kaua‘i woman accused of assisting murder suspect who led police on an islandwide manhunt

The woman was charged with first-degree hindering prosecution, a felony offense punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

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Hawaiʻi and Pacific Islands Mammography Registry aims to improve breast cancer risk assessment
Kaua‘i woman accused of assisting murder suspect who led police on an islandwide manhunt
Updated directory to help kūpuna go online available
David Lassner to retire as University of Hawaiʻi President at end of 2024

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Kauaʻi vacation rental occupancy for May down 14% from a year ago
Outrigger Resorts & Hotels to acquire Kauaʻi Beach Resort & Spa
Southwest ending nonstop flights Sept. 5 between Los Angeles and Kauaʻi, Big Island airports
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters reopens at Princeville Airport on Kaua‘i

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Learn to write your family’s story at the AARP Maui Café

Maui author Malia Bohlin will share her experience and tips on writing a personal or family story over refreshments at a free AARP Maui Café event on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cameron Center in Wailuku.

Get repair, rebuilding advice in Lahaina, Sept. 25-30

FEMA specialists will be available from Monday, Sept. 25, to Saturday, Sept. 30, at Lahaina Gateway Ace Hardware, located at 325 Keawe St., Suite A101.

Office of Head Start officials visit MEO to offer assistance

A team from the Office of Head Start visited Maui Economic Opportunity to provide support and assistance to staff and parents affected by the wildfires.

16th Annual Maui ʻUkulele Festival, Oct. 8

Maui Arts & Cultural Center again celebrates the musical tradition of Hawai’i’s famous four-string instrument at the 16th annual Maui ‘Ukulele Festival, a free Maui community music event on Sunday, Oct. 8, in the A&B Amphitheater and Yokouchi Pavilion. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 3 p.m.

Lahaina comes together in community meeting to get recovery information, share hope

An emotional community meeting was held Friday night at the Lahaina Community Center to provide information to fire surviors — and hope that many people are working to help them.

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Kaʻūmana Cave County Park in Hilo closed because of partial collapse

The collapse appears to be in the area near the entrance to the cave. No injuries have been reported.

Hawaii County Weather Forecast for September 23, 2023

High pressure to the north and northwest of the islands will keep moderate to breezy trade winds in place through late next week, with only minor fluctuations...

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for September 23, 2023

Southwest swell energy combined with a lingering southeast trade wind swell will likely maintain small surf along south facing shores through early next week. A...

Mauna Loa Summit Cabin reopens in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Cabin permits and gate access through the ranch are required and a high-clearance 4WD is needed for ʻĀinapō Road. Safety information, preparedness tips and directions to obtain a permit for Mauna Loa Summit Cabin are on the park website. Permits cost $10 (plus the park entrance fee) and can include up to 12 people for as many as three nights.  

Hawai‘i Keiki program designated as an American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner

Edge Runners are evidence-based, nurse-designed models that demonstrate significant clinical, financial, community and policy outcomes with proven sustainability and replicability. Each of these programs highlights nurses’ ingenuity and collaboration in developing new methods to provide care and promote health equity.