Housing: Long-term affordability needed

Council Chair Mel Rapozo and I have co-introduced ​Bill 2725​ that would establish a policy of long-term affordability for housing that is provided with taxpayer monies and/or required as a condition of zoning. Bill 2725 would prevent such housing from being sold into the market after a number of years.

Da Shadow: Mud at transfer station

Recently, the Kapaa Transfer Station has been closed due to mud. The administration stated several years ago that they planned to lay cement due to the muddy conditions; however, as of today it has not been done. When does the administration intend to address this issue?

Wailua River gets ‘all clear’

The sewage spill advisory for the Wailua River was canceled by the state Department of Health on Friday and all the temporary warning signs have been removed from the area after a Nov. 2 sewage spill contaminated the river and surrounding waters.

Limited parking at airport

The state Department of Transportation Airports Division alerts travelers of limited parking at the five main airports across the state during the Veterans Day weekend due to an anticipated increases in airline passengers, a reduction in available parking spaces, or both, including at Lihue Airport.

Two more rat lungworm cases confirmed

The state Department of Health has confirmed two cases of rat lungworm disease on Hawaii Island. These are the fourth and fifth individuals from Hawaii Island sickened with angiostrongyliasis in 2018, bringing the statewide total to seven confirmed cases this year.

Sweet day at the races

Jacob Teter came away from the Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run 5k on Saturday a richer man. “My mom told me there’s no way I was going to win and said she would give me 100 bucks if I won,” he said, grinning. He won. The 25-year-old from Kekaha took first place in the 3.1-mile race in 22 minutes and 21 seconds to top a field of 242 runners.

Happy Camper for Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happy birthday to Reeya Misra, who celebrated her second birthday Friday night with her family enjoying a special Lappert’s treat amidst the excitement of the Flavors of Poipu at The Shops at Kukuiula (how can you sleep through the exciting performance of Falling Down Romance? Reeya’s sister Akiya did just that after a full day of enjoying Kauai’s beaches.).

Kauai led the state in voter turnout

Kauai had the highest rate of voter turnout in the state with 58.1 percent in Tuesday’s general election. All told, Kauai saw 25,819 people cast ballots for races that included the mayor’s office, won by Councilman Derek Kawakami, and all seven seats on the Kauai County Council.

‘Newsies’ show benefits food banks

Hawaii Children’s Theatre presents “Newsies” at 4 p.m. today at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. The community is encouraged to support the special benefit matinee performance for Kauai food banks with $6 tickets from the cast and at the door with a donation of food or money.

JQ Smith shares birthday with Marines

“It ends here,” said JQ Smith, who celebrated his 92nd birthday Saturday at Pietro’s Pizza in the Harbor Mall in Nawiliwili.“Today is the 243rd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, and I’m 92. I won’t count anymore.”

Safe sanctuaries

The Rev. Nathan Grosse says the Kauai Baptist Church’s board of trustees is gearing up to form emergency protocols in light of a nationwide trend of churches amping up security.

Kapaa’s Pagtolingan selected for bowl game

KAPAA — Kapaa High School senior Lanakila Pagtolingan will have the chance to showcase his talents on the national stage. Pagtolingan, who plays as a receiver for Kapaa High’s varsity football team, was selected to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl on Jan. 14 in Houston, Texas.

Hawaiian Pro likely to get green light Monday to begin Triple Crown

It all gets underway on Monday as the 2018 Triple Crown of Surfing opens at Haleiwa with the Hawaiian Pro. It’s the first opportunity for anyone to begin their quest for points in the winter’s most prestigious and anticipated series. Past winners have run the gamut from renowned superstars like Kelly Slater and Gabriel Medina, local legends like Sunny Garcia, Andy Irons and Derek Ho, or breakout stars like Kauai’s Sebastian Zietz in 2012 or defending champ Griffin Colapinto.

Saudi sisters’ tragic end in NY shows perils for runaways

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The deaths of two young Saudi sisters, whose bodies washed up along the New York City waterfront last month, have shined a light on the often secretive and risky journeys Saudi women take to flee their homes, both within the kingdom and abroad.

Leaders laud fallen soldiers on eve of armistice centennial

PARIS — Traveling from across the world to monuments honoring soldiers who fell 100 years ago, victors and vanquished alike marked those sacrifices Saturday ahead of Armistice Day and assessed alliances that have been redrawn dramatically since the dark days of World War I.

‘New era in agriculture’

Agriculture is more than digging a hole in the ground and planting something, said Judith Rivera, Corteva Agriscience Hawaii research lead Friday at the dedication and blessing of a new lab building inKekaha.

Rapping down a dream

As Dawna White watched her youngest daughter Arianna doing “amazing, fun things,” she had a thought.

Obituaries for Saturday, November 10, 2018

• Tammy Leilani Carlos • Fortunata ‘Grandma Flossie’ ‘Atang’ Salvador Cabamongan • Patrick Steven Brustowicz • Sinforoso Macadangdang Antonio • Collette Atherley Althouse •