New roles filled at NTBG

The National Tropical Botanical Garden recently welcomed Dr. Nina Ronsted as its new director of science and conservation. She succeeds Dr. David H. Lorence, who has worked with the plant conservation organization since 1987 and held the title of director of science and conservation and curator of the herbarium for the past 17 years.

‘The taxes are killing us’

Haunani Pacheco’s family has had their Anini property for 108 years. She came to Wednesday’s public hearing to thank the County Council for a bill that, if passed, would allow family members to apply for real property tax exemptions.

Council OKs guest house bill

The Kauai County Council approved a bill Wednesday that allows kitchens in guest houses. Bill No. 2754, introduced by Councilmembers Mason Chock and Arthur Brun, now heads to the mayor for his final review and decision.

Honoring loved ones

When Steve Kruger’s father, Curt, forgot how to get to the driving range, he knew something was wrong.

Proud to do his part

LIHUE — Kauai Auto Repair owners Angel Santiago III and his family never hesitate to help the community.

‘People are really hurting’

Hawaii hasn’t had a mass shooting since 1999 when a man opened fire at a business in Honolulu, killing seven people. But that doesn’t mean the recent tragedies across the nation don’t affect Kauai.

‘We, the Voyagers: OurVaka’ on Thursday

LIHUE — Learn about the culture, techniques and ancient voyaging methods of the people of Taumako, a Polynesian community in the Solomon Islands, during a free film presentation on Thursday.