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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.

Concerns raised over Kaua’i artist sentenced to a year in jail for ‘threatening’ councilman in plea deal

Gruenhagen appeared for a scheduled status review on the morning of May 7, which unexpectedly transitioned into a change of plea, followed by instant sentencing by Fifth Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Watanabe. 

USPS mail carriers gear up to collect food for annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ drive

Last year’s “Stamp Out Hunger” effort in Hawai‘i netted more than 193 tons of food donations.

County and hotel developer respond to recent wastewater spills at Coco Palms

“Coco Palms has received all necessary permit approvals from the County and through that process, they affirmed the project’s ability to tie into the municipal wastewater system,” said Reed Capitalʻs communications representative Shane Peters.

Kaua‘i County data shows recent decline in lifeguard rescues

“We are pleased to see a lower number of rescues in the first four months of 2024,” said Fire Chief Michael Gibson.

County to open registration for youth Summer Fun Program on May 15

The 2024 Summer Fun Program will run from June 17 to July 26, on weekdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on holidays. It’s open to children 5 to 11 years old.

First responders rescue injured visitor in Princeville Friday

First responders rescued an injured 65-year-old male Washington visitor in Princeville on Friday, May 3.
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