‘Earth Matters’ public lectures series continues

The National Tropical Botanical Garden and Kauai Community College’s collaborative Earth Matters public lecture series continues from 5:30 tonight as Kauai-based cultural anthropologist Dr. Mimi George and Permanent Secretary of the Vaka Taumako Project Meph Wyeth present part two of “We the Voyagers: Lata’s Children.”

Study: Plastics plague Pacific fish

A new study on the Pacific Ocean’s floating trash indicates not only a significant accumulation of microplastics in the Hawaiian Islands, but that larval fish are eating the debris.

Veterans Day service set

The Veterans Day service presented by the Kauai Veterans Council starts at 11 a.m. today at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Securitas looks to hire 200

LIHUE — Securitas, a security provider, is hiring for 200 new job positions for the holiday season and beyond, available throughout the Hawaiian islands.

Toy drive today at Walmart

Walmart and The Salvation Army are joining forces to provide toys to keiki in need during the holidays with toy drives at all 10 Walmart stores in Hawaii today from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Schatz demands outage answers

Hawaii U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz on Friday called on telecom companies to provide answers on the islandwide phone, internet and cable TV outage that occurred last week on Kauai.

Schatz wants answers from Spectrum about lengthy Kauai outage

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz wrote a letter to Spectrum that read, in part: “Accordingly, to understand how Spectrum is addressing these challenges and ensuring that these types of outages do not happen again in the future, please provide my office with a written response to the questions listed below by November 22, 2019:”

Botanist descends 81 feet to rescue dog

As a certified arborist with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Adam Williams is accustomed to climbing trees and down cliffs in search of rare plants.

KPD officer arrested Saturday

A Kauai Police Department officer was arrested Saturday night for abuse of a family or household member while off-duty, a county press release said.