Native Hawaiian snails now recognized by the state

Gov. Josh Green signed into law House Bill 1899, which recognizes nine native snail species as state snails.

Shaka documentary to debut at film festival in Los Angeles

The producer/writer of the film said his initial goal was to produce a 20-minute short for classroom use but the story turned out to be bigger than anyone could have imagined.

Storm brings damages to Kaua‘i including a drill rig on the mauka Wailua River Bridge rail

The goal is to reopen the southbound bridge this morning and close for nightly debris removal from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for the rest of the week.

Photographer coming to Hawai‘i will capture islands’ roller derby culture with classic style

Brittany R. Bradley employs the wet-plate collodion process to create modern-day examples of ambrotypes and tintypes.

Report: UH biomedical research grants pump millions into state economy

National Institutes of Health funding awarded to researchers supports employment and purchase of research-related goods, services and materials.

Update: Flood watch has also been canceled

Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches early this morning.

State conversation about Big Island’s official name sparks minor controversy

The Hawai‘i Board of Geographic Names during its April 2 meeting began a discussion about possibly changing the island’s official name in the U.S. Geological Survey’s Geographic Names Information System, or GNIS.

Kaua‘i students’ musical production ‘Anastasia’ opens in Līhu‘e this Friday

The 60-minute production – based on the 1997 animated film of the same name – will be staged at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall.

County of Kauaʻi officials assessing damages following recent storm

Two displaced boats were found damaged at Running Waters, a nearby beach in Lihuʻe. One of the boats reportedly had a person on it, who was able to swim safely to shore.

Kaua‘i man accused of attempted murder out on bail

On April 8, at approximately midnight, a 28-year-old man suffered a gunshot injury in Hanamā‘ulu.

Update: Gov. Josh Green issues emergency proclamation for storm on Kaua‘i

The disaster emergency relief period shall now continue until terminated 60 days after April 12 or by a separate proclamation – whichever comes first.

Public school classes canceled islandwide; shelters opened in Kapa‘a and Kōloa

Officials have reported multiple rescues from cars and houses due to flooding. There are no reported injuries at this time.

Verizon service restored following over 7-hour outage

“We are aware of an issue impacting service for some customers on Kaua’i,” said Verizon representative Alexis Madrigal in an email response to Kaua’i Now at 8:06 p.m. on April 11.

Update: Hawai‘i Department of Transportation reports several road closures on Kaua‘i

At 9:52 p.m. radar was tracking a large area of heavy rainfall with embedded thunderstorms capable of producing waterspouts 34 miles west of Līhu‘e, moving east at 15 mph.

Update: Flash flood watch canceled on Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau

rainfall has mostly moved southeast of Kaua‘i, but isolated areas of heavy rain will move over the island from the south.

Update: Lightning, ‘blinding downpours’ face mariners; special warning extends into Friday

Wind gusts 34 knots or greater and small hail are possible. Small craft could be damaged in briefly higher winds and suddenly higher waves.

Travelers urged to take added precautions in wake of dengue virus case on O‘ahu

The Hawai‘i Department of Health is asking for support in reducing the potential for the spread of dengue by transmission, following a confirmed case in Hale‘iwa on O‘ahu.

Heavy rain expected to hit Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau this afternoon

According to the National Weather Service forecast, the island of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau is under a flood watch from this afternoon through Friday afternoon.

Hōkūleʻa crew to return to ocean for circumnavigational voyage of the Pacific in 2025

After consulting with science and weather experts, community partners and voyaging leadership, PVS has decided to keep the canoes primarily in Hawaiian waters until next year when severe El Niño weather conditions settle down.

Emergency work planned on Kaumuali‘i Highway in Lāwaʻi

A lane shift is planned beginning at 8:30 a.m. today for the intersection of Kua and Kōloa roads as repairs are made to a damaged guardrail.
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