Drug addiction meeting set

The Mayor’s Advisory Committee for Treatment and Community Integration will host “Drug Addiction 101,” a community meeting, at Kapaa Missionary Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Derek vs. Mel

The debate between Kauai’s two mayoral candidates on Thursday was awesome, said Mike Martinez of Kapaa. “It’s very good. What I like about it is they were actually debating and getting their points of view,” he said.

Deal struck for St. Regis

After weeks of uncertainty, plans for the sale of the St. Regis Princeville Resort and the nearby Makai Golf Club to Starwood Capital Group were confirmed early Friday by a consultant handling the transaction for the large pension fund that currently owns the property.

Kauai beats Kapaa; Island School gets 1st season win

KAPAA — Tropical Storm Olivia was not the only distraction to the Kauai Interscholastic Federation girls volleyball games at Bernice Hundley Gym on Wednesday night when the crowd was obviously driven to stay off the highways and weather the storm at places other than the gym at Kapaa High School. More distractions stirred the crowd of several hundred fans when text messages started popping up — Island School is winning!

Opposition rises to tax proposal

When voters cast their ballots in November, one of the issues they’ll be deciding on is a Constitutional Amendment that would establish a surcharge on investment real property.

Tooting the Paulo whistle

Paulo, the oldest operating steam locomotive in Hawaii, needs some work, and the Grove Farm Museum hosted the first Sugar Plantation Bash as a fundraiser to help get Paulo back on the tracks.

Kauai readies for Olivia

As Maui County weathered winds that wrenched trees from the ground and rains that raised the rivers Wednesday afternoon, people on Kauai watched the skies.