Many Kauai residents are struggling to make ends meet. Among them is Gilbert Medeiros, a Vietnam-era Army veteran. Growing up in a plantation camp and working since the age of 12, Medeiros was employed as a mechanic and machinist. He worked as a licensed driver for Kauai Freight, Rego Trucking, Garden Island Disposal and finally Thronas Concrete for more than 30 years before taking early retirement.
Influenza is widespread through every state except Hawaii, although the season hasn’t officially peaked here yet due to the islands’ geographic isolation.
Kauai Harley-Davidson keeps cruising the island despite declining sales nationwide. The Milwaukee-based company is placing a renewed emphasis on attracting more customers as the industry grapples with years of declining sales and an aging customer base.
A Department of Health survey released in 2016 confirmed Hawaii’s children have the highest prevalence of tooth decay in the nation.