Celebrating 15 years and over 200 lives

Each May, our country celebrates National Drug Court Month and the many benefits drug courts bring to our communities. This year, the Kauai Drug Court also celebrates its 15th anniversary.

Opportunity to improve North Shore is upon us

The Friday hearing at which the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources gave the penultimate approval to the new Haena State Park Master Plan started more than a little ragged around the edges, though a certain amount of that was for political show.

Pristinely protected and preserved

Researching a “little Galapagos” for my nature-loving husband, my attention was caught by the Channel Islands, 17 miles off the coast of California. I was delving through a travel guide on the national parks when I saw (beyond a photo of cliffs rising from ocean frilled by white breakers) the intriguing statement, “Discovering the Channel Islands is like tumbling through a time warp into a California everyone assumed had long ago vanished.”

Decisive leadership or let’s golf?

We learned that currently the Kauai Bus costs the county just over $3 million to operate annually. To increase service would cost the county $950,000 if Kauai Bus was to provide the same service seven days a week.

To ease traffic, shuttle system is needed

I have written many letters of opinion on this subject and over the years. Its track record has shown us that our council continues to throw millions of dollars of subsidization at it thinking it will improve.