Remembering beloved pets during the holidays

Kids dressed in fur—is what I, and many other animal lovers call our much-loved pets. They jump for joy to greet us when we enter the door. They snuggle with us, play with us, and give unconditional affection to us. Dogs protect us and our homes—cats not so much.

Speak up by Monday on smart growth for Kapaa

The public has until 5 p.m. on Monday to provide testimony to the State Land Use Commission on the up-zoning of 97 acres of agricultural lands, next to Kapaa Middle School, to an urban center zoning designation to accommodate the building of 769 new residential units called Hokua Place.

Mahalo to the BLNR and The Garden Island

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, was a historic day for Kauai. As reported by TGI on Dec. 15, the Board of Land and Natural Resources approved renewal of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s revocable permit (RP) to divert water from Wai‘ale‘ale and Waikoko streams.

New research: Link between Agent Orange, hypertension

New research conducted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has concluded that “sufficient evidence” exists linking hypertension and related illnesses in veterans to Agent Orange and other defoliants used in Vietnam, Thailand and South Korea in the 1960s and 1970s.

How to lower your surgery costs

Imagine going to the grocery store, picking up the items you need for the week, but not knowing how much anything costs until the store sends you a bill two weeks later.

Legislative primer 2: Universal truths, rules of the game

In order to understand and effectively navigate the legislative process, there are 7 critically important universal truths that must be understood and followed. They may at first seem overly simple and obvious, but they are critically important and impact all decisions.

This holiday season, beware of naughty charities

For many Americans, the end of the year is a great opportunity to donate to charities and use our finances to do a little good in the world. However, a recent report reveals only 19 percent of people highly trust charities. Unfortunately, there’s good reason to justify this.