‘It is now my time’

Colleen Hanabusa said she is tired of the Hawaii government’s same old song and dance. It’s time for her to step up and offer new ideas, she said, and that’s why the political veteran wants to be the state’s next governor.

Time for whale counts

Volunteers are needed to count humpback whales for the 2018 Ocean Count with the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary on Jan. 27, Feb. 24 and March 31 at selected sites from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Hearing in fatal crash pushed back

A head cold postponed legal proceedings in a fatal crash case on Friday, and both defendant Cody Safadago and Fifth Circuit Chief Judge Randal Valenciano are taking advantage of the extra time to examine evidence.

Tiny houses could bring big relief

Tiny houses could be a solution for Kauai’s tense rental market, as both landlords and renters on Kauai are stressed out about keeping a roof over their heads.

Prediction: More plastic is coming

A 40 percent rise in plastic production is on the horizon, according to the American Chemistry Council, and that presents a big problem for little islands like Kauai, conservationists say.

21 albatross eggs relocated from to Oahu

An active airstrip at Kauai’s Pacific Missile Range Facility poses problems for the albatross colony that is returning to the island for nesting season, and that has been the spark for many relocations of albatross eggs from the base.