Commissioner: Child playing with stove lit deadly NYC fire

A preschooler toying with the burners on his mother’s stove accidentally sparked New York City’s deadliest fire in decades, an inferno that quickly overtook an apartment building and blocked the main escape route, the fire commissioner said Friday.

New look at sea level rise

A report on sea level rise vulnerabilities and adaptation has been released by the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission are available online.

‘Project Guardian’ helps schools

The Kauai Police Department recently completed a risk assessment study of Kauai’s public schools in an effort to keep students and faculty safe should an active shooter incident occur on campus.

21 albatross eggs relocated from to Oahu

An active airstrip at Kauai’s Pacific Missile Range Facility poses problems for the albatross colony that is returning to the island for nesting season, and that has been the spark for many relocations of albatross eggs from the base.

Visitor spending continues climb

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.29 billion in November, an increase of 4.5 percent compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released Thursday by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

HTA ussues LGBT travel studies

The Hawaii Tourism Authority recently announced that two research studies have been issued providing insight on the profiles, preferences and opinions of LGBT travelers.

Send in Judy Collins

The singer/songwriter, famous for hits like “Both Sides Now” and “Send in the Clowns,” will be touring the Hawaiian Islands in January and will be opening on Kauai. Her show here is set for Jan. 11 at the Kauai Beach Resort.

The story of Lights

There is one more chance to view the 2017 edition of the Festival of Lights when doors to the historic County Building open at 6 p.m., Dec. 30.

Sports year in review

Once again, another new year is upon us. In the sports arenas, Kauai has had its share of unbelievable performances and unforgettable moments.

Town rescinds parks ban alleged to target Orthodox Jews

Facing state and federal lawsuits alleging it used local ordinances to discriminate against Orthodox Jews from nearby New York state, a northern New Jersey town on Thursday night rescinded one of the measures that stoked a controversy that has roiled the town in recent months.