Kauai News

Volcano Watch: Kīlauea’s magma reservoir weighed using gravity measurements

Scientists use microgravity surveys to find out if magma is accumulating in the magma reservoir of the Big Island volcano Kīlauea.

Whirlwind trip for Kauaʻi Mayor Kawakami to capitals of Hawai’i, United States

Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami’s whirlwind schedule included meetings with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Homeland Secuity and Hawai‘is congressional delegation.

Virus discovered in dolphins, whales across the Pacific could be fatal

Prior to its discovery in 10 whale and dolphin host species across the Pacific, the virus was found in only a single marine mammal worldwide, a Longman’s beaked whale stranded on Maui in 2010.

Hawai’i State Environmental Legislative Caucus introduces 2023 bill package

The 2023 Environmental Legislative Caucus package includes bills to establish green fees, create a tax credit for cesspool conversion and implement a soil health initiative.

Hawaiian monk seal found with shark bite injuries on Kauaʻi dies

A Hawaiian monk seal died at Ke Kai Ola, the Marine Mammal Center’s hospital in Kailua-Kona after suffering a severe shark bite.

With endangered nēnē being killed by humans, state urges residents to be mindful

Fifty years ago nēnē, a rare goose and the Hawaiʻi State bird, was a species on the brink of extinction, with fewer than 30 geese in the wild statewide. They are still endangered and federally protected.

Kaua‘i planning director ‘shocked’ by Coco Palms resort revelations

Kaua’i County Planning Director Kaʻāina Hull vented during a meeting that saw developers and opponents of a new hotel address the Kaua‘i Planning Commission.

Update: High surf advisory canceled for Kauaʻi, Niʻihau

The new forecast is for 15- to 20-foot breaking waves along the north-facing shores of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau.

UPDATE: Kūhiō Highway near the vicinity of the Hanalei Bridge reopens

At 4:26 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain over the north shore of Kauaʻi. Rain was falling at a rate of up to 2 inches per hour.

Kauaʻi residents urged to participate in survey for 2023 Hawaiʻi Housing Planning Study

The County of Kaua‘i Housing Agency urges residents to participate in a telephone and email survey conducted by SMS Research as part of the 2023 Hawai‘i Housing Planning Study.

UPDATE: High surf advisory for portions of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau canceled

The waves on Kauaʻi and NIʻihau have fallen below the surf advisory levels.

Gov. Green outlines plans to address Hawaiʻi’s problems in State of the State

Hawaiʻi Gov. Josh Green delivered his inaugural State of the State address Monday to a joint session of the 32nd Hawai‘i State Legislature, pledging to take on housing, climate change, homelessness and poverty; and he presented his plan about how to tackle these long-standing, challenging issues.

Oʻahu lifeguard beats out world’s best big-wave surfers to win ‘The Eddie’ at Waimea Bay

Oʻahu lifeguard Luke Shepardson won the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational held Sunday at Waimea Bay on Oʻahu’s North Shore.

UH publishes study about aggressive breast cancer in Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women diagnosed with breast cancer have higher rates of Inflammatory Breast Cancer, which is rare but aggressive.

Public may weigh in as Kaua‘i utility seeks 50-year permit

The 50-year permit, if approved, would follow several 5-year incidental take permits granted to KIUC by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service.

Most rain gauges on Kauaʻi record near to above average rainfall in December

Although wet conditions closed out the year, all of the rain gauges on Kauaʻi finished 2022 with near to below average rainfall totals.

First time in 50,000 years green comet commeth; and it may never return again

The green comet was discovered by astronomers at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, Calif., and made its closest approach to the sun on Jan. 12.

University of Hawaiʻi Board approves tuition freeze for 4 years for community colleges

The new UH schedule freezes tuition for the next two academic years but has 2% increases in resident tuition rates at UH Hilo, UH Mānoa and UH West Oʻahu in academic years 2025-26 and 2026-27.

Green to deliver his first State of the State address

The public can watch the speech live in person at the Capitol in Honolulu or via several outlets on the internet.

High surf warning extended for portions of Garden Isle

The warning for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau is now in effect until 6 p.m. Monday.
Load More Articles