Settlement reached, payment delayed

Patricia and Michael Kocher Sr. still haven’t been paid the $1 million promised to them by the County of Kauai to settle a lawsuit they filed over the death of their son, who was killed four years ago by a speeding police cruiser.

Saved by grace — and volunteers

Last year, torrential rains pushed water over the banks of North Shore rivers and into nearby taro fields. The water continued to rise, eventually reaching the grounds of one of the island’s oldest churches, coating its floorboards in thick, brown mud.

Union rep charged with embezzlement

A Hawaii union representative was charged in federal court on Thursday with falsifying financial records to inflate his wages and embezzling $1,575 in union funds.

‘A house makes a difference’

Kauai Habitat for Humanity recognized residents who have volunteered in support of the organization’s mission to help people in need build or improve a place they can call home.

DLNR employee fined by ethics commission

The Hawaii State Ethics Commission on Thursday released the findings of an investigation revealing a state Department of Land and Natural Resources employee on Kauai likely violated numerous state laws and ethics codes.

Former lifeguard’s lawsuit dismissed

A Fifth Circuit Court judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by a former firefighter, alleging his supervisors in the Kauai Fire Department threatened and retaliated against him for testifying about their alleged misconduct.

Coca-Cola in the court

The Hawaii Supreme Court convened at Kauai Community College on Wednesday. The state’s five Supreme Court justices listened to oral arguments on an actual case in the KCC Performing Arts Center in front of hundreds of high school students from all over the island.