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TGIFr!day for April 20, 2018

Grinds & Da Kines For Your Weekend; Dining out; Music, Art & Theater; Out & About; Island Calendar and much, much more

Storm account from the heart of Wainiha

Following extremely heavy rain, lightning and thunder that raged Saturday night it’s safe to say daily life in the small, peaceful town of Wainiha soon took an unexpected turn. People living in the area say this flooding event could possibly be the worst in the last 30 years or possibly ever. Having lived in the North Shore for most of my life and being from Hanalei originally, I am simply stunned by the storm and the events that have unfolded as a result of it.

Kauai jobless rate remains low

The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 2.1 percent, the same for the sixth consecutive month. Kauai’s jobless rate for March was 1.8 percent, the lowest in the state and the same as February. In March 2017 Kauai’s jobless rate was 2.6 percent.

Give wisely after the flood

The heavy rainfall on Kauai has damaged homes, roads and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people. This natural disaster has many looking for ways to help those affected by donating monetarily.

Gabbard, Hanabusa address Kauai disaster

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa spoke on the House floor recognizing the victims of the severe flooding on Kauai and in east Honolulu, and thanking the first responders and communities who have come together in support of those affected.