Urgent care center opens

A new urgent care clinic has opened in Princeville, bringing medical resources to the North Shore that community leaders have sought for nearly a decade to counter the risks and inconveniences of long drives to the hospital or calling 911 for an ambulance that might not arrive for 30 to 60 minutes.

Opportunity to improve North Shore is upon us

The Friday hearing at which the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources gave the penultimate approval to the new Haena State Park Master Plan started more than a little ragged around the edges, though a certain amount of that was for political show.

Navigating the worst-case ‘new normal’

Two announcements within a couple days of one another may have given people from Hanalei to Kee Beach — and all over the island, really — a glimmer of hope that normalcy is just around the corner.

Record-setting rainfall rattles nerves – and it’s not over yet

From Moloaa to Princeville on Sunday, residents emerged from sleepless nights with some of the heaviest rain on record on Kauai and thunder so intense it shook houses as badly as a severe earthquake. Ironically, I’d spent Saturday in a Kauai Fire Department training session in Lihue as a member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Campagna challenges for Congress seat

Sherry Alu Campagna sat at a table in the middle of Ha Coffee Bar in Lihue, one of the few places on the island with anything approaching creds as a political hangout. She was on island from her home on Oahu recently, on one of her first visits to Kauai after announcing her campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in the August Democratic primary.

Pothole problem a perpetual pain

After last week’s rains, the number of people on Kauai who are not aware we have a serious pothole problem has dropped to approximately 13, all of whom did not leave their homes during the last seven days.

Trask: No such court

County Attorney Mauna Kea Trask on Thursday cautioned activists who occupied the grounds of the former Coco Palms Resort and continue attempting to win title to the property that they are basing their arguments on the authority of a fake court whose “chief justice” is a registered sex offender.