Best of Kauai Ballots

Look in today’s paper to vote for Best of Kauai 2018 Ballots run July 1 – July 14

Kauai’s message: ‘We care’

Cheryl Johnston carried a sign with a three simple words Saturday: “Free the children.” The Kalaheo’s woman’s verbal message was just as concise. “All kids belong with their families,” she said. “They shouldn’t be taken away.”

Tourism reaching new heights on Kauai

Despite a flooding disaster in April that devastated much of Kauai’s North Shore, tourists kept coming. The Hawaii Tourism Authority reported Thursday that visitors spent $173.9 million in May on Kauai, up 13.3 percent from May 2017. For the first five months of 2018, visitors spent $846.9 million on Kauai, an increase of 8.4 percent over the same time frame last year.