Tourism rising

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Doug Harris of Tennessee already has his purchase as Linda Bosler and Nancy Harris try on selections at the Crazy Shirt shop at the Anchor Cove Shopping Center, Wednesday afternoon. This was their last stop before checking in at the Lihue Airport following a week’s stay here.

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Lisa, Braelyn and Matt Smith of Arizona emerge from the Kauai Fashion Ware after browsing for Hawaiian wear, Wednesday in Nawiliwili.

LIHUE — If the lines in grocery stores and gas stations seemed longer in 2017, it’s because there were more people on the island than the year before.