A small death on Kauai

On a fine, warm Wednesday in September, Joseph Andrade had no sense that he would be killed by a bomb before the daywas out. He was a civilian doing his job on home soil, but these were not ordinary times. The world was at war for thesecond time in the 20th century, and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was a bloody reality for the residents of theHawaiian Islands in 1944.

Ruiz comes ‘full circle’

Chef Mark Ruiz came full circle when Kiawe Roots recently celebrated its grand opening in the upstairs location above Tortilla Republic in The Shops at Kukuiula.

Meeting on streams Thursday

The state Commission on Water Resource Management will hold a public fact-gathering meeting Thursday to receive testimony and information to be compiled as part of an Instream Flow Standard Assessment Report.

Kauai school, students honored

Hawaii’s top high schools and the finest scholar athletes from across the state were honored recently at the 2018 HMSA Kaimana Awards and Scholarship Program luncheon at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Supply key to housing crisis

Kauai County Councilman Arthur Brun said his employer, Hartung Brothers, has been trying to build farmworker housing on its Westside property. “We want workers to live right on the land,” he said at the Kauai Board of Realtors general membership meeting on Friday. But there’s a problem. “There’s so much red tape to get it done,” Brun told about 100 people at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort near Hanamaulu. “It’s a battle.”