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Hiker transported to hospital after falling nearly 30 feet on Kaua‘i trail

The woman, visiting from Michigan, suffered injuries to her head and other parts of her body.

The Jammin’ Banana: Kaua‘i family builds café around daughter’s baking prowess

Doug Szurgot was an electrician. Then his daughter found success selling banana bread. He thought, “We only live once” – and The Jammin’ Banana Bakery & Café was born.

Arson reported at multiple Kaua‘i parks; officials advise public to be vigilant

Trees at Lydgate Beach Park, ‘Anini Beach Park and Anahola Beach Park were recently found burned. Police reports have been made.

Single-vehicle crash temporarily closes portion of Kūhiō Highway

The vehicle spun around and came to a stop in the center of the road, obstructing traffic in both directions.

Single-vehicle crash forces temporary closure of Kōloa Road

At approximately 9:15 a.m., a Toyota multi-purpose vehicle with a single occupant was traveling west on Kōloa Road when it veered off the road and struck a utility pole.

NFL brothers host football camp for Kaua‘i youth

Held at the Vidihna Stadium, the free workshop invited young athletes ages 8 through 17 to gain a competitive edge by training under NFL players and professional coaches.

Olokele overpass undergoing emergency repair Thursday morning, following accident

A recent accident has loosened concrete on Girder 2 above the inbound lane, restricting movement in that lane and the use of the Olokele overpass.

Kīlauea man killed in blast caused by homemade explosives, police report

Jasper Gunsell, a 37-year-old North Shore resident, died Feb. 12. Authorities’ subsequent investigation culminated in an autopsy conducted Wednesday.

Emme Tomimbang, trailblazer in Hawai‘i radio and television dies at 73

A University of Hawaiʻi alumna, Tomimbang, passed away at Queen’s Medical Center during emergency aortic surgery, according to the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine.

Governor signs exective order declaring Hawai‘i a trauma-informed state

The declaration is meant to help mitigate the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma and build resilience in families, communities and state workforce.

170 Hawaiian monk seal pups born in Northern Hawaiian Islands last year, NOAA reports

Along with counting the new pups, NOAA also intervened on 27 monk seals to improve their survival.

Man forced to abandon his boat when it caught fire in waters off Kaua‘i

According to the U.S. Coast Guard Station Kaua‘i, the man was traveling to O‘ahu on his 35-foot fishing boat to sell the vessel.

State relaunches campaign to combat epidemic of youth vaping in Hawai‘i

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health and the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute relaunched a campaign to combat the epidemic of youth vaping.

Community meeting scheduled to discuss boat ramp design at Kikiaola

The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation is hosting the event and encourages community involvement in the process.

New study shows 70% of future Hawai‘i jobs will require postsecondary education

According to the report, the number of jobs in Hawaiʻi will increase from 591,000 in 2021 to 624,000 in 2031, with an average of 72,000 job openings annually, from new jobs and jobs that open for other reasons, most frequently retirement.

More than 2,000 pounds of derelict fishing gear removed from Kaua‘i coastline

The nets first washed up on the cliffs Po‘ipū Palms on Jan. 29 where they floated in the ocean for two weeks attached to the rocks.

Firefighters statewide gather on Kaua‘i to practice wildfire suppression using flames

Firefighters practiced controlled burning in invasive grasses, the most common fuel for wildfire in Hawai‘i.

University of Hawai‘i researchers make scientific break into reproduction of Antarctic sea spiders

“What’s weird is that despite descriptions and research going back over 140 years, no one had ever seen the giant Antarctic sea spiders brooding their young or knew anything about their development.”

Salvation Army ARC monthly donation event scheduled for March 1 on Kaua‘i

Residents, businesses, and other organizations can bring in unwanted or unneeded items for reuse, including clothing, small furniture, children’s toys, books and shoes.

Don’t let your fur fly: Relax with a bevy of 4-legged friends at the only cat café on Kaua‘i

All cats at TropiCats – located at Harbor Mall in Nāwiliwili – are up for adoption. Some have found their “forever homes” on the mainland United States.
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