Several rescued on North Shore

Firefighters and lifeguards rescued four people on three separate rescue calls on Thursday on the North Shore, and officials are warning beach goers to be alert for strong surf expected this weekend.

$2 billion for homeless

Hawaii’s legislative leaders said Thursday that $11.7 million in federal grants to support 35 homeless assistance programs in the state will help meet a critical need.

Girl, 12, in critical condition

A 12-year-old girl was in critical condition at Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu after sustaining injuries in an apparent hit-and-run accident Thursday morning.

Hawaii visitor units top 80,000

The Hawaii Tourism Authority on Wednesday released the 2017 Visitor Plant Inventory, which showed that visitor accommodation units statewide increased to 80,336 units, up 1.6 percent, year-over-year.

$2 billion coming to help homeless

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will announce its annual homeless grant awards in support of thousands of local housing and service programs across the U.S. Thursday.

Junior Police Academy graduates 12

Twelve students graduated from the Kauai Police Department’s inaugural Junior Police Academy class Friday at a ceremony held in the Kauai Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Operations Center.

Obituaries for Wednesday, January 10, 2018

• Phyllis Ann DeGraff Kunimura • Nicky Rikio Omura • Russell Earl Andrade • Godofredo Aguinaldo Del Rosario • Robert Baptista • Laureano ‘Larry’ Corpuz • Reinaldo Alonzo Aurelio • Dexter Kaido Yamamoto

State pushes for flu shots

The state Department of Health is advising everyone 6 months and older to get a flu shot as soon as possible to protect against influenza.

Hearing set on bus stop rules

The County of Kauai Transportation Agency is holding a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed rules and regulations regarding county bus stops. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Transportation Agency conference room, 3220 Hoolako St., Lihue.