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State assesses flood-damaged areas

The state Department of Transportation, along with county, federal and other state agencies, are working on the clearing and repair of Kuhio Highway between Lumahai and Wainiha on Kauai’s North Shore following the historic rainfall.

Water advisory lifted

The county Department of Water has lifted the “Do not drink” advisory for all Wainiha and Haena customers as of 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Coming storm should pass faster, says NWS

The storm that’s set to hit Kauai today shouldn’t bring as much rain as the last one. Derek Wroe, lead forecaster with the National Weather Service, said though there shouldn’t be as much rain, there’s still a chance for flooding.

New road in Kalihiwai

A road has appeared connecting residents at the end of Kahiliholo Road to Kuhio Highway through private property after the recent heavy rains of Kauai caused a sinkhole and split Kahiliholo Road in half.

Foundation, Omidyar family give $260K

Together with the Hawaii Community Foundation, Pierre and Pam Omidyar and two anonymous donors have established the Kauai Relief and Recovery Fund to assist with recovery efforts from the devastating damage caused by the recent flooding.

Zuckerberg, Chan pledge $1 million

In response to severe flooding on Kauai, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg have pledged to donate $1 million to organizations working tirelessly to assist the community’s storm relief efforts as well long-term recovery.

Kauai’s resilience will rise to the top

The devastation, as we all know by now, is staggering on the North Shore. Homes destroyed. Roads washed out and buried in landslides. Vehicles overturned. People stranded. Animals perished.

New karate school opening

Adrian Labrador said he uses the discipline (in karate) to help with his life. “My wife passed about a year-and-a-half ago,” Labrador said. “I use the martial arts discipline to help overcome my sorrow and grief.”

National Day of Prayer celebration May 3

A broad diversity of prayers, songs and chants from many different religious and spiritual traditions on Kauai will ring out from the Moikeha Building rotunda to celebrate the theme of “Pray for America — Unity,” at the annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, from 9 to 11 a.m.

1 more in mayoral race

Lenny Rapozo, director of the county Department of Parks and Recreation, has officially filed his papers for the upcoming mayoral race.

Menehune tennis sweep Voyagers

LIHUE — Island School dropped two sets by default to give Waimea a 5-0 win in the girls and a 3-2 edge to the Waimea boys Tuesday during a Kauai Interscholastic Federation tennis match that was rescheduled following a rainout Saturday at the Kauai Community College tennis courts.

Kauai beats Island to stay in 2nd round contention

LIHUE — The Red Raider boys won at home to stay within one game of the second round lead with one match left in the regular season. Kauai High School’s varsity boys volleyball team defeated Island School in straight sets Tuesday evening — 25-17, 25-14 and 25-12.

Kapaa takes Waimea in straight sets

KAPAA — Kapaa’s Kiran Costa had nearly 30 hits for points, and Justin Faidley added key blocks and his share of hits to lead Kapaa to a 3-0 win — 25-17-25-20, and 25-21 — over Waimea on Tuesday during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation boys volleyball games at the Bernice Hundley Gym in Kapaa.

Deadly plane failure raises questions about safety of widely used engine

A commercial airplane’s engine failure over Pennsylvania on Tuesday bears similarities to problems on another plane less than two years ago, but federal investigators declined to say there was cause to worry about a class of engine shared by both aircraft and used by hundreds of airlines around the world.

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar’s army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country’s north.