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Wainiha digs out

The devastation is all around in hard-hit Wainiha, but so is hope. On a riverbank just before the one lane bridge to Haena, a long line of boats waited their turn to drop off their loads Tuesday.

Community races to help

One thing is certain. When tragedy strikes on Kauai, the community comes together. At Ha Coffee Bar on Monday afternoon, donations were coming in. “We’ve already had several trucks leave,” said owner Kim Adams.

Family flees, sees house float past

Lea Weldon was home in Kalihiwai with her two twins, just under 3 years old, when the thunder started booming about 1 a.m. Sunday. When the rains followed, the waters rose fast. “We usually have three hours before it starts flooding,” she said. For the next few hours, she kept watch on the weather. At about 4 a.m., the water was half way up her car’s tires.

Science makes the world go round

Braving the rain and cool weather, about two dozen people from all over Kauai joined forces Saturday in support of science. “The March for Science is a celebration of science. It’s not only about scientists and politicians, it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives,” said one march organizer, Nancy Kanna, with the Hawaii Alliance for Science.

Attorney fees approved for EEOC lawsuit

A lawsuit between Kauai Police Department Assistant Chief Mark Begley and the County of Kauai is garnering another $100,000 in legal fees in a battle that’s been ongoing since 2012.

County planning lawsuit against opioid industry

The County of Kauai is planning on pursuing a lawsuit against the manufacturers, marketers and distributors of opioids. The lawsuit is reminiscent of lawsuits against big tobacco companies and, once filed, Kauai County will be the first county in the state to pursue this type of litigation in the fight against the opioid crisis.

Nationwide pro-life walkout planned

Students are organizing a nationwide walkout day to raise awareness of the 60,000,000 unborn children who have been aborted since the 1973 Roe Vs. Wade ruling, according to a press release from the Family Research Council