Repair cost estimate: $80M

The revised cost estimate for the emergency flood repairs on Kuhio Highway on the North Shore and the upgrade of three bridges is $80 million, according to a Tuesday press release.

Kauai to receive $1.4 million for childhood programs

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that Child & Family Service Kauai will receive $1.4 million in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs that offer quality health care and prepare young children for school.

Lehua Island goes to the dogs

Two Border Terriers spent most of last week crisscrossing the rugged, hot, wind-swept terrain of tiny Lehua Island. Lehua is a State Seabird Sanctuary and the site of an intensive restoration project over the past nine months to protect seabirds by removing invasive rats.