Stories by Bethany Freudenthal

Sewer mess repaired, cleaned

Crews from the Department of Public Works finished laying a new sewer pipe at Kuhio Highway and Leho Drive Sunday night and began demobilizing as they wrapped up a days-long effort to repair and clean up a sewage spill and get traffic back to normal.

Lights out

An islandwide power outage that struck early Monday afternoon affected all 25,800 Kauai Island Utility Cooperative members.

Don’t forget to vote

The election season is almost over, with voters heading to the polls Tuesday. That is, unless they already voted. By the end of Thursday, 2,308 voters had cast their ballots during early voting and 44,485 people had registered to vote. Same-day registration will be available Tuesday.

J.H. Snider talks about Constitutional Convention

On Tuesday, Hawaii voters will decide whether to convene a Constitutional Convention. Nationwide, 14 states have a periodic Constitutional Convention referendum, with Hawaii being the only state during the mid-term election voting on the measure.

Whatta mess

A vehicle traveling in the right-hand lane of Kuhio Highway near Leho Drive was struck by an exploding manhole cover Thursday night.

Thank you, women leaders of Kauai

Four of Kauai’s notable women leaders will be honored today. It’s the YWCA’s 10th annual Na Wahine Alakai o Kauai leadership event at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club in Lihue at 5:30 tonight.

Galas gets minimum sentence

Darren Galas, 46, who was convicted of assault in the first degree in relation to the 2006 death of his wife Sandra Galas, 27, will be eligible to apply for parole in eight years and six months.

Pho real, Pho Kauai

On any given weekday during the lunchtime hour, you’ll find a small, hole in the wall restaurant nestled between the Kauai Bowling Center and another eatery on Rice Street, packed with county and state workers filling their empty stomachs with warm bowls of golden, silky broth.

Talk story with the mayoral candidates

Kauai Community College students met mayoral candidates Derek Kawakami and Mel Rapozo Monday at a candidate forum hosted by KCC student government and the KCC History Club.

Trial delayed again

The trial for a man charged in the hit-and-run death of a 19-year-old Kapaa woman has been continued for the fourth time.

Man charged with illegal entry

A trial was set in Fifth Circuit Court Tuesday for Jonathan Reed Carvalho, 40, who is charged with the unauthorized entry into a dwelling.

Return to sender

Residents in Anahola, Lihue, Kapaa and Waimea received letters over the weekend urging them to list their homes on the homestay website Vacation Rental by Owner — but operating transientvacation rentals in those areas is illegal.