Monthly statewide outdoor siren test slated for March 1

During the test, all outdoor warning sirens statewide will sound a 1-minute steady tone, with a test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System conducted at roughly the same time in cooperation with the Hawai‘i broadcast industry.

Hawai‘i lawmakers vow to tackle homelessness, housing shortages at Līhu‘e community meeting

At a community town hall meeting in Lihu’e on Monday, State Homelessness Coordinator John Mizuno, State Representative Luke Evslin, and Hawaii House Majority Leader Nadine Nakamura presented strategies to combat homelessness and housing shortages across the island and state.

Public invited to comment about proposed rule changes to state forest stewardship program

The state program provides technical advice as well as financial assistance on a cost-share basis so private landowners can more effectively manage, protect and restore important natural resources on their properties.

VIDEO: Saxophonists celebrate UH Bands 100th anniversary with world record attempt

The UH Bands partnered with the nonprofit Hawaiʻi Saxophone Foundation for the performance. The foundation is dedicated to raising the level of awareness and education of the saxophone in Hawaiʻi.

Report: 58% of UH community college transfer students in 2015 earned bachelor’s degree within 6 years

The University of Hawaiʻi also had a 57% completion rate for transfer students from low-income families, 5% above the national average.

Volcano Watch: Dear Valentine, will you be my lab partner?

The U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on the Big Island “lavas” working with our partners at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, and for Valentine’s Day we wanted to highlight some of the things we appreciate about this relationship.

Redesigned police badge honors legacy of law enforcement on Kauaʻi

The unique special edition shield was minted in recognition of the dedication of the department’s staff and sworn officers throughout the past 80 years. The redesign pays homage to the original 1943 Kaua‘i County Sheriff badge.

Kaua‘i County announces Presidents’ Day closures

Regular business hours for county offices and services will resume Feb. 20 following the Feb. 19 closures.

Proposals for specialty crop grants being accepted by state Ag Department

Eligible applicants include nonprofit and for-profit organizations, universities, individuals and , local, state and federal government entities. Applicants must reside in or their business or educational affiliation must be registered in Hawai‘i.

Hawaiʻi AG joins coalition seeking to protect keiki from toxic metals in baby food

Despite concluding years ago that babies’ and young children’s smaller bodies and metabolism make them more susceptible to the harmful effects of toxic metals, the FDA has established only one action level for one type of toxic metal, inorganic arsenic, in one type of baby food product, infant rice cereal.

Final full nighttime closures scheduled next week for Hanalei bridge repairs

All work is weather permitting. Contingency dates are set for the night of Feb. 22 through the morning of Feb. 23.

Study finds novel blood metabolite biomarkers linked to Alzheimer’s disease

A study from researchers with the University of Hawaii at Mānoa has identified novel molecules linked to Alzheimer’s disease, the university announced on Feb. 12.

DLNR to auction off leases for Kōke’e cabins

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources has announced plans to hold an auction in April for annual leases for seven Kokee cabins.

Florida woman rescued from Hanakāpī‘ai Trail after 20-foot fall

Kaua‘i firefighters were dispatched just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday to the report of the woman who was injured after falling 20 feet while hiking on the trail.

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

A northwest swell is now expected to peak this afternoon into this evening before gradually diminishing tonight and Sunday as it becomes increasingly northerly.

Kauaʻi police urge community to take precautions against vehicle break-ins

The reminder was prompted by a recent surge in vehicle break-ins at the trailheads of popular hiking spots in the Kapa‘a and North Shore areas.

70-year-old man crossing street on scooter struck by truck

The elderly Līhuʻe man was transported to the Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Līhuʻe with serious injuries. He remains at the hospital in stable condition.

Bill to lower blood alcohol content threshold advances after clearing House committee

The decision comes after the committee received testimony – written and oral – in overwhelming support of HB1935earlier this week.

Līhu‘e man arrested for assault following incident in Hōʻike Kaua‘i Community Television parking lot

33-year-old Joshua Thomas remains in custody at the police cellblock in Līhu‘e. His bail is set at $5,000.

Waimea Athletic Field restrooms to be closed for roof repairs

Portable toilets will be available during work hours. The restrooms will be available to use after work hours.
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