Meeting on convoys, repairs set

The state Department of Transportation will conduct a community meeting Friday, July 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Camp Naue in Haena to provide an update on Kuhio Highway emergency repairs and the convoy schedule for limited local access to Wainiha and Haena.

Lane closures coming to North Shore

North Shore drivers should allow more time for commuting starting Monday as the Hawaii Department of Transportation has scheduled annual vegetation trimming work that will reduce traffic to a single lane intermittently between Princeville Shopping Center and the Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant & Fish Market for the week.

Ishihara passes the baton

Following 80 years of serving the community, the Ishihara family from Ishihara Market, on Kaumualii Highway across from Hofgaard Park in Waimea, will hand ownership to the locally owned Kalama Beach Corp.

KPD holds promotions ceremony

The Kauai Police Department recently held a ceremony in the courtyard of Ka Hale Maka‘i o Kauai, KPD headquarters, to mark the promotions of six officers.

Stay informed, avoid rat lungworm

New research from the University of Hawaii at Manoa shows the parasite that causes rat lungworm is on at least five of the six largest islands in Hawaii, including Kauai.

Inouye leads SKA at state meet

Chloe Inouye, 11, grabbed the title of state champion in the 50 breaststroke during the Hawaii Age Group Long Course Championship that wrapped up Sunday at the Veterans Aquatic Memorial Center in Waipahu, Oahu.

Warriors win 2 in youth hoops action

KALAHEO — The Lihue Warriors took both of its games, and the Hotshots dropped a pair Thursday night during the youth basketball summer league matches at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

GM turns to never-tested law to sue Vegas shooting victims

The unprecedented move from MGM Resorts International to sue hundreds of victims of last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas using an obscure U.S. law never tested in court has been framed by the casino-operator as an effort to avoid years of costly litigation — but the legal maneuver may not play out that way.

Residents pick through rubble in Iowa after tornadoes

With the scope of the devastation still sinking in, business owners and residents of the central Iowa city of Marshalltown on Friday began picking up bricks from collapsed buildings, dragging away downed trees and trying to return to the lives they knew before a powerful tornado roared through their community.