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Kaua‘i Master Gardeners bringing free home gardening classes to Puhi farmers market

The monthly courses begin June 1 and will be held behind the master gardeners’ longtime ‘plant doctor’ booth.

State awards ambulance contracts to American Medical Response following protests

“We are disappointed that Falck was not selected by the Department of Health, who found us more qualified than the incumbent to provide emergency medical services to Maui and Kaua‘i counties just last year before canceling the request for proposals in response to a challenge,” said Troy Hagen, chief commercial officer for Falck USA.

Kaua’i Fentanyl Task Force starts following rise in drug overdoses

“It’s not picking on any particular island. So it’s just spontaneous. It’s everywhere. And we just gotta keep looking at the numbers and never, ever think about patting ourselves on the back.”

Kīlauea School students spent school year learning from the land at Kāhili Beach

Thirty-five sixth-graders traveled to the North Shore beach on a monthly basis to learn from ‘āina-based educator Kapule Torio and other experts.

Winners announced from 4th annual MWR Auto Skills Car Show

About 600 people turned out May 11 at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands in Kekaha for the open base event that featured 70 custom vehicles.

U.S. Pacific Fleet to hold maritime exercise this summer

RIMPAC is the worldʻs largest international maritime exercise, which has been held biannually in summer months since 1971.

Hawaiian Host chocolate owners award four Kauaʻi students academic scholarships

Mamoru and Aiko Takitani own Hawaiian Host chocolates. The foundation reports awarding more than $13.5 million in scholarship and academic enrichment programs to students in Hawaiʻi over the years, including $219,000 in scholarships this year.

Hawai‘i drivers can get ‘shaka plates’ beginning Thursday; fees benefit nonprofit

The Shaka License Plate Program is the culmination of a two-year statewide review process, according to Project Shaka.

Money gifted to University of Hawai‘i medical school to train physicians to treat liver diseases

The money from former Hawai‘i resident liver transplant recipient John C. Couch will establish the first-ever gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine that will train physicians to treat liver diseases.

Fern Holland begins second campaign for Kauaʻi County Council

Holland, who is the food systems director for 501(c)3 non-profit Hawaiʻi Alliance for Progressive Action, is an outspoken activist and organizer in the community. She has also gained visibility for her role as a leading member of a group against the reconstruction of the Coco Palms Hotel in Wailua. 

Healthcare community clinics coming to Garden Isle

Tropic Care is a mission of the Armed Forces Innovative Readiness Training program, designed to increase troop readiness while strengthening communities.

Community meeting scheduled for Kaua‘i Water Use and Development Plan update

The purpose of the hearing is to gather public comment and those interested are encouraged to attend in-person or online.

UH farmer training program holding open house on Kauaʻi

Anyone interested in joining the farm training program, as well as community members and organizations looking to collaborate, is encouraged to attend.

Brown Water Advisory issued at Kalapaki Beach

Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris.

Kaua‘i Community College professors among University of Hawai‘i faculty honored for excellence in teaching, research

“Congratulations to our world-class honorees who have demonstrated outstanding excellence in teaching and scholarship,” said UH President David Lassner.

Kaua‘i magician Matthew Singer to deliver 12 performances at Poʻipū resort this summer

The show features all-original material including two tricks the magician is particularly fond of: “Dimensional analysis” and “subconscious electrical sensing.”

Yearslong black slime ‘nightmare’ now in court; Kaua‘i homeowners ‘fatigued’

Nearly 80 homes in a Hanamā‘ulu a development with plumbing reportedly rife with black slime-causing bacteria.

Kaua‘i fisherman finds oddity in belly of tuna; scientists identify rare octopus

Alan Okuhara of Mark’s Place is a scientist at heart; he and marine biologist Molly Lutcavage have a list of ‘marine mysteries’ to solve.

Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’: Donate to National Association of Letter Carriers food drive

The 32nd annual National Association of Letter Carriers annual event is Saturday nationwide, including in Hawai‘i.

Kaua‘i, start your engines: PMRF hosting fourth annual car show this Saturday

Ninety vehicles of all kinds have registered for the event. Attendees can vote for their favorite vehicles, and the winners will receive trophies.
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