Fighting a death sentence

When Charles Rapozo wakes up in the morning, he gets ready for janitorial work and makes his commute to the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. But he doesn’t do much in the way of cleaning. Instead, he spends his day sitting in his truck.

Defendants continue Coco Palms claim

The heated civil trial over 17 acres of land in Wailua where the famed Coco Palms Resort once stood before it was damaged by Hurricane Iniki continued Friday with testimony from Noa Mau-Espirito, one of the two defendants in the matter.

A place for keiki to heal

Theresa Koki, Life’s Choices Kauai coordinator, said in the past 12 years on Kauai, there have been 15 adolescent deaths due to drug addiction and suicide.

County reconsiders rental housing bill

A shortage of rental housing on Kauai will be addressed by a county committee this morning. The committee will consider adding a new article to the Lihue planning code that will encourage and accommodate the construction of additional rental units in Lihue.

Adult corrections officers wanted

The state Department of Public Safety is looking for a few good men and women. It recently announced open recruitment for adult corrections officers. There are two positions open on Kauai, said DPS spokesperson Toni Schwartz. The salary for an entry level ACO is $4,048 per month.

Talk Story: Brian Kohatsu

For one Kauai man, turning a series of tragedies into triumphs inspires him to help others who have hit rock bottom.

Center provides help for hurt children

Supporting Kauai’s abused and neglected kids through the healing process is the reason the Children’s Justice Center exists. Nationwide, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually assaulted before they reach the age of 18, according to statistics provided by agency officials.

Coco Palms hearing erupts into court chaos

The courtroom drama unfolding had little to do with the testimony before District Court Judge Michael Soong. It involved bailiff Lou Jeal trying to physically remove a spectator from the courtroom.