Legislators learn about reefs

HONOLULU — Some of the Hawaii State Legislature is talking about ocean health today in an informational briefing for the House of Representatives Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs.

Ige likes state’s progress

LIHUE — Gov. David Ige covered a lot of ground in his 40-minute talk Thursday morning at the Lihue Business Association. He quickly touched on the visitor industry, the economy, traffic, international flights, a recent visit to the Philippines, and

Reduce and recycle

LIHUE — Copies of “Triangles of Continuity” have already gone out to fifth and sixth grade students at the Kawaikini Public Charter Schools. “This is new, and being released now,” said Dr. Liela Nitta, author and illustrator of the book,

Blessing starts $3.5M well project

KOLOA – The Department of Water recently held a blessing ceremony to commence the Koloa Well 16 A and 16 B Site and Building Improvements Project in Koloa. “This project will provide significant improvements to the Koloa Well 16 site

Gov. candidate to visit Kauai

State Rep. Andria Tupola, recently chosen as House Minority Leader, will be at Lihue United Church Parish 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Tupola is running for governor. The Republican represents District 43. The public is welcome to come meet Tupola

Mayor seeks state office

HONOLULU — Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho announced his candidacy for 2018 lieutenant governor of Hawaii in front of the State Capitol on Wednesday. “Working with the governor as a team, I believe we can build bridges and connect people,” Carvalho

Water commission meeting slated for Nov. 17

LIHUE — The State Commission on Water Resource Management will be holding a public hearing at the Lihue Civic Center on Nov. 17 on proposed amendments to its administrative rules pertaining to water use, wells and stream diversion works. Proposed

County considers tax hike

LIHUE — At Wednesday’s county council committee meeting, members discussed the possibility of increasing the general excise tax by a half percent to provide essential funding for rebuilding infrastructure, repairing roads, reconstructing bridges and improving public transport. Ken Shimonishi, director