Learning lifesaving lessons

Surrounded by new CPR mannequins from the American Heart Association, Kapaa High School sophomore Tyren Nakamura-Palacio had a question.

‘He was a beautiful man’

Joshua Bradbury wasn’t necessarily interested in the spotlight, but he shined when he found himself front and center. He was a Kauai High School athlete, an empathetic listener, an animallover and an avid Lakers fan.

Surfrider celebrates 34 years of service

In 2017 alone, volunteers with Surfrider Kauai retrieved enough litter from Kauai’s beaches to match the weight of two adult humpback whales. Cigarette butts and plastic straws, derelict fishing nets and microplastics — the organization scoured the coastlines for more than 122,470 pounds of litter and nets.

You’re so worth it

Aaliyah Nero is planning a special night of spa-style make-overs to lift the spirits of those in the “Love The Journey” drug, alcohol and incarceration transitional program.

Hanalei Dolphin cleans up after latest flooding

When the torrential rains from Hurricane Lane started, Hanalei Dolphin manager Morgan Needham got worried. “It was nerve-wracking because I wasn’t there. Last time I was there,” she said. “But it was 5 inches of water this time versus 5 feet.”

New treatments for rat lungworm

The state is cinching down on diagnosing and treating rat lungworm disease, caused by a problematic parasite and causing concern for physicians in Hawaii since it started spreading through the islands in 2009. Sixteen preliminary guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of human neuroangiostrongyliasis (rat lungworm disease) have been released by the state Department of Health.

A swim while the sun’s out

While the islandwide brown water advisory hasn’t yet been canceled by the state Department of Health, the county Department of Water has canceled the do-not-drink advisory for customers in Wainiha.

Mr. Kauai goes to Vegas

Kiamo Motooka has a message he wants the world to hear. Thanks to dedication and belief in himself, he’ll be delivering it this weekend. “It’s uncomfortable for sure, but it’s something that needs to be addressed,” he said. “It can’t be ignored.” Motooka will be giving a presentation on teen suicide, as well being interviewed and posing in Speedos, when he travels to Las Vegas with other men from Hawaii to compete in the Mr. All American Man title, under the direction of Jenna Yap.