Top 10 stories: A look back at 2018

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Ashley Guerrero, director for Aloha School, gets a photo of U.S. Coast Guard Station Kauai volunteers Benjamin Gardner and Forrest Herring stripping floors at the school following the flooding in Hanalei.

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Kamuela Hepa, left, films action on his cellphone and Noa Mau-Espirito, center, asks to speak to a person in charge about a letter from the state attorney general during the enforcement of an ejectment order mandating them to vacate the Coco Palms property in Wailua.

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

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Researchers and land management personnel from a variety of organizations gather together to learn about Rapid Ohia Death detection and response.

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Mayoral candidate Derek Kawakami is led to a waiting battery of television cameras following his opening remarks thanking his family, supporters and campaign staff on the night of the general election last month at the Kauai Veterans Center.

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Three friends finish the Kauai Half Marathon in Poipu in September. From left are Michelle Lizama of Kapaa, Gemma Riopta of Lihue and Caroline Texeira of Kapaa.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posts an encouraging message for Kauai on social media May 12.

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Lawrence Mendonca Jr. and Lawrence Mendonca console each other following the sentencing of Darren Galas in the Lihue courthouse.

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