Kauai News

Mayor Kawakami to proclaim Dec. 6 Kaua‘i Tele-Dentistry Pilot Project Day

Hawai‘i has one of the highest prevalence of tooth decay in the United States.

Kekaha Landfill to close early Dec. 15

The early closure is needed to accommodate a community event. Regular landfill hours will resume Dec. 18.

Gov. Josh Green marks first year in office

The State of Hawai‘i bears the highest cost of living in the United States, the second-highest rate of homelessness per capita and an affordable housing shortage of 50,000 units.

Kapa‘a Swimming Pool temporarily closed

The pool will reopen on Thursday.

Two humpback whales off Big Island waters instantly identified using app with artificial intelligence

As exciting as it was to see their first mother, her calf and male escort of the season, Capt. Andrew Aggergaard and naturalist Olivia Miller of Hawaiian Adventures Kona were thrilled to identify the two adults by photographing their flukes and matching them in a catalog of tails through the app Happywhale.

Kaua‘i Made holiday events announced

Events include the Holly Jolly Holiday Fair and the Kaua‘i Products Fair.

Various agencies to host community health event Dec. 8 and Dec. 22

The event is called, “Aloha ‘Āina, Malama Kekahi i Kekahi,” and will include various health services for the community.

Department of Water to conduct water service line inspections beginning January

Water service will not be impacted during the inspections, however, customers are asked to ensure their water meter boxes are accessible by removing parked vehicles, landscaping or other debris that may block personnel access.

Portion of Ke Ala Hele Makālae to be closed Dec. 5

The section of Ke Ala Hele Makālae that will be closed is between Jimmy’s Grill and the roundabout at the intersection of Kūhiō Highway and Mailihuna Road.

Holiday celebrations at The Shops at Kukui‘ula

During the weekly Kaua‘i Culinary Market, enjoy live holiday music and Visit with Santa at Santa’s Hale at the Palm Court.

Pearl Harbor Medal of Honor recipient to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Seventy-six years after valiant service during the Pearl Harbor attack, the remains of Seaman 1st Class James Ward were identified and he will be reburied with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Kaua‘i DMV announces new requirement to schedule Type 3 Road Tests

Customers under age 18 must now complete their required driver’s education courses prior to scheduling a road test.

Department of Health receives federal grant to help reduce maternal mortality in Hawai‘i

Maternal mortality rates in the United States are higher than in many other developed countries.

Alaska Airlines to buy Hawaiian Airlines in $1.9 billion deal

Alaska Air Group, Inc. with acquire the airline for $18 per share cash. Alaska Air will also take on Hawaiian’s $0.9 billion net debt.

NOAA, Polynesian Voyaging Society agreement aims to shed light on changing environment

A landmark day aboard Hōkūleʻa occurred as NOAA and the Polynesian Voyaging Society strengthened a decades long partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding.

New music blends tradition and innovation in mele Hawai‘i

Representing a new brand of music, Pewa is a creation of Nicholas Lum, member of the award-winning Hawaiian music group, Keauhou.

Agroforestry funding application now available for Hawai‘i farmers

The Expanding Agroforestry Project is funded by the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities initiative, led by the United States Department of Agriculture. 

Hōkūala, Folds of Honor to host Operation: Rising Star golf tournament Dec. 17

Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships for spouses and children of America’s fallen or disabled military and first responders.

Update: Missing Princeville woman found

Alice Ann Deberry, 80, was reported missing at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Update: High surf advisory extended for north and west shorelines of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau

According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, 15- to 20-foot surf along north-facing shores is expected with 10- to 14-foot surf along west-facing shores.
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