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Hawaiian monk seal returned to Kaua‘i waters after veterinary team removes ingested hook and fishing line

Known as RS10, the seal was first spotted on March 16 by Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources staff and volunteers on the Garden Isle resting on the sand with about 30 feet of fishing line trailing from his mouth.

Fentanyl task force following Big Island blueprint coming to Kaua‘i

County representatives were part of a two-day training program administered by the Hawaii Island Task Force last month, which included representatives from the Kauai Police Department, the Kauai Safety Bureau, the county prosecutor’s office, the county housing agency, health care providers, and various nonprofits.

Kaua‘i police investigate crash involving pickup truck and school bus

The driver of the school bus and a single juvenile passenger did not report any injuries.

Kaua‘i police to hold Drug Take Back Day

The public is invited to utilize the anonymous drive-thru drop-off service on the east-facing side of the building.

Kaua‘i fills Līhu‘e Airport to welcome hālau hula home from Merrie Monarch Festival

Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leināʻala was awarded second place overall at the prestigious hula competition held in Hilo on the Big Island.

Removal of second Mauna Kea telescope to begin this month

The decommissioning includes removing the observatory building, generator building and telecommunications and electrical infrastructure.

Viewing site at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge to open public at end of April

The new viewpoint site will be the primary location for the public to visit the Hanalei NWR, where the public can safely view the many sensitive endangered species and habitats in the valley from a distance.

Hale Puna restoring oldest house on Kaua‘i as prior success Kōke‘e Lodge ramps up events

The Gulick-Rowell House in Waimea was built using coral limestone cut from offshore reefs. A nonprofit hopes to transform the nearly 200-year-old building into a community space.

Kaua‘i hālau takes second overall in 61st annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival

O‘ahu hālau Ka Lā ‘Ōnohi Mai O Ha‘eha’e took first overall for the second year in a row.

Kaua‘i County selects recipients for agriculture farm expansion grants

This is the first year that the county offered funding for AFEG with the intent to advance Kaua‘i’s agricultural industry through targeted investments in the expansion of farming across the island.

State libraries to have ‘newer, faster’ checkout

“We’re now able to check out stacks of books, CDs, DVDs and other materials at one time rather than individually,” said Stacey A. Aldrich, State Librarian in a Wednesday statement. “This will make getting in and out of the library much faster.”

Kaua‘i weekly lane closures: April 6-12

Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice.

Coco Palms developer, state officials deny claims of burial disturbances

Alan Downer, the administrator with the state Historic Preservation Division, the agency responsible for investigating possible burial disturbances, said there was no need to continue with a formal investigation after speaking with onsite archaeological monitor Nancy McMahon.

State restricts imports of cattle from areas with avian influenza cases

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently considers the effect on human health as low risk even in areas on the mainland where HPAI infections in animals have occurred.

Winning 2024 Miss Aloha Hula competition a dream come true for Oʻahu dancer

Kaʻōnohikaumakaakeawe Kananiokeakua Holokai Lopes is the fourth Miss Aloha winner in the past 4 consecutive years for hula hālau Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe and the second daughter of the group’s nā kumu hula.

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority launches dashboard to connect visitors with volunteer opportunities

“By integrating Kanu Hawai‘i’s system and their network of nonprofit organizations throughout the state, we are seamlessly connecting visitors with even more opportunities to improve our home for future generations,” said Daniel Nāho‘opi‘i, HTA’s interim president and CEO.

Culvert failure under portion of Kaumuali‘i Highway forces single lane closure in Kekaha

Also known as Route 50, the highway will be closed 24/7 for repairs.

Kaua‘i dancer places third in Miss Aloha Hula at Merrie Monarch Hula Festival

Under the direction of Kumu Hula Tracie and Keawe Lopes from Halau ‘Ōnohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e, from Pū‘ahu‘ula, Ko‘olaupoko, O‘ahu, the winner received an overall score of 1,164. She also captured the Hawaiian Language award.

Deadline further extended to submit applications for State Ethics Commission

The Ethics Commission addresses ethical issues involving legislators, registered lobbyists and state employees.

Road resurfacing work scheduled in Hanalei

The roads will be closed during the week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.
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