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Pier 1 Imports closing

LIHUE — Kauai is going to be minus one more home décor store as Pier 1 Imports prepares to close its doors.

Land use meeting Dec. 12

KOLOA — Learn how land designation has recently changed on Kauai’s South Shore at the Koloa Neighborhood Center on Dec. 12, in a meeting that will bring Kauai’s planning director front and center to answer questions.

Comment now on aquarium fishing impacts

A new evaluation of the aquarium industry’s environmental impact is out for public comment, part of an effort to bring aquarium trade into compliance with the Hawaii Environmental Policy Act.

More time for water weigh-in

The public has an extra 30 days to comment on Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s application for a long-term water lease for the Waiahi hydropower plants, thanks to some technical difficulties.

Welcome back, moli

As kumu Kehaulani Kekua chanted and the crowd responded Friday, an albatross flew overhead. And then another. Then another.

Wisdom returns to Midway

Wisdom, the world’s oldest known banded, wild bird, has returned to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial.

Hunting for holiday deals

People were snagging Black Friday deals on Wednesday morning over at Kukui Grove Center, where retailer DejaVu was setting up its traditional Black Friday tent.

They’ve got (school) spirit

HANALEI — Hanalei School has noodles and packaged lunches, canned goods and cereal, oatmeal and other nonperishable items on campus, awaiting Kauai Independent Food Bank.

Not just fiddling around

KOKE’E — The floors of Koke’e Lodge were shaking over the weekend as a crowd gathered in the mountains for the third annual Kauai Old Time Gathering, an event that boasted string bands from all over the country.

Remembering Ryder, Tyler and Max

ANAHOLA — Kala’e Rapozo has spent a total five hours on the side of the road since Saturday afternoon, returning time and time again to a memorial that’s been growing along Kuhio Highway in front of the Whalers General Store.

Seal study goes international

Understanding fertility is paramount to understanding the real status of the endangered Hawaiian monk seals, researchers say. And new research out of Scotland could help inform ongoing projects in Hawaii.

Kauai’s Koloa survive

Strong wetland management on Kauai has led to a preserved population of pureblood Koloa maoli ducks, according to new research.

Helen Turner finally gets a studio of her own

Helen Turner usually likes to do her painting outside, plein-air style, with elements at play while she works. But she’s got new digs now, and plenty of room to paint in the studio, now situated in downtown Waimea.

Shoreline creeps closer

KAPAA — Kauai’s multi-use path, Ke Ala Hele Makalae, is being threatened by coastal erosion, triggering community concern and a little government action.

Hawaiian Air strike possible

HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants voted to strike on Wednesday, making history with 99.9 percent of votes authorizing the strike and 95.1 percent of flight attendants participating.

More dead birds found

MAHA‘ULEPU — Another seven wedge-tailed shearwaters have been found dead along the Maha‘ulepu coast, about a week after 35 birds were killed on the cliffs above Shipwreck Beach.

Water used to run through it

KAPAA — Hike at least three hours upstream and into the interior of Kauai’s east side, and you’ll find yourself at the base of the two-tiered Makaleha Falls.

Better than before

HAENA — Haena State Park played host to the Hawaii House of Representatives finance committee Tuesday morning, the first time members have returned since 2017.