Flu fight

Looking down the barrel of the 2018-19 flu season, and in the wake of the worst flu season on record, health officials are reminding everyone to get a shot.

And then there were 6

It was feeding time at the predator-proof nesting area on Kauai’s North Shore, but one of the Newell’s shearwater (‘a‘o) chicks didn’t show up for breakfast.

Talk Story with Allan Thomas

For more than 30 years, Allan Thomas has been living and writing music on Kauai’s North Shore, and in August the singer-songwriter released his sixth album, featuring some of Kauai’s homegrown talent.

‘Not just me, it’s us’

“That girl’s got strong mana,” said Auntie Brenda Ortiz, watching gubernatorial candidate Andria Tupola as she spoke to a charmed audience Thursday night in Lihue.

Warmer winter in the forecast

Kauai isn’t the only place in America looking at wet weather as El Nino starts to make its presence in the Pacific Ocean.

Man fined $40K in nene shootings

A part-time Koloa resident was ordered Tuesday to pay more than $40,000 in fines for shooting endangered nene. Steven Cookson, 72, was convicted of five misdemeanor state charges of taking an endangered or threatened species.

Coconuts Fish Cafe celebrates anniversary with Kauai United Way fundraiser

Carol Wood and LaMont Fisher are stoked about their first-year anniversary at Coconuts Fish Cafe in Waipouli’s Kauai Village shopping center — so excited that they want to spread the aloha. They’re raffling off a surfboard, tacos and a helicopter ride in a month-long fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the Kauai United Way.

One down, two to go

The state Department of Health canceled a brown water advisory Monday, the first of several that had been in effect since Aug. 31, just days after remnants of Hurricane Lane drenched the islands. That brown water advisory was for Koloa Landing. Two other brown water advisories remain in effect.

‘He was a giver’

Robert “Bob” Schleck was a walking library with a witty mind and a big heart, known throughout Kauai as a preserver of history and a friend to all. He was director of the Grove Farm and Waioli Mission House museum for 20 years and served twice as president of the Kauai Historical Society. Schleck passed away Oct. 15 after a battle with leukemia. He was 72.