Council considers polystyrene

LIHU‘E — A measure to ban most polystyrene food containers from Kaua‘i passed first reading before the County Council Wednesday and is set for public hearing Tuesday, March 25.

Boy Scouts file bankruptcy

LIHU‘E — Camping, cookouts and meetings will all continue as usual for the Hawai‘i chapters of Boy Scouts of America, even though BSA has filed bankruptcy protection.

High bacteria counts in 2019

LIHU‘E — More than half of stream mouths and surf spots around Kaua‘i tested by the citizen science branch of the Kaua‘i chapter of Surfrider Foundation had chronically high levels of bacteria in 2019.

Signs down in Maha‘ulepu

MAHA‘ULEPU — The state Department of Health has removed water quality warning signs from the area of the Waiopili Stream at Maha‘ulepu Beach because their tests show no significant health risk in the area.

Eradication unlikely

An invasive weed community members have been battling for years along the Kilauea River is creeping back along the banks, growing rapidly in a thick blanket of green that is known to take over the surface of lakes and slow-moving water.

Boosting Hawai‘i aquaculture

Aquaculture experts from around the nation converged in Honolulu Friday to explore Hawai‘i’s roots in marine aquaculture and contributions to the industry, which is projected to continue worldwide growth.

Lookin’ back at the good ole days

Hear stories about Hawaiian history in Hanapepe on Saturday during The Storybook Theatre of Hawai‘i’s fourth annual Hanapepe Old Timers’ Day, when storytellers come out to bring the good ‘ole days back to life.

Environment groups sue Trump administration

LIHU‘E — Several environmental groups are taking a different approach to preventing plastic pollution in the ocean by taking the matter to court under the Clean Water Act.

Health Go Market invests in Kauai’s health

Wheatgrass shots, hummus wraps, and microgreen salads are just some of the grab-and-go lunches and snacks stacked in the fridge at Health Go Market, a little store across from Harbor Mall in Nawiliwili.

Hawai‘i Food Coalition endorse bills

LIHU‘E — Hawai‘i Legislators are stepping into full stride at the State Capitol and, through the next couple of months hundreds of bill will be heard on the Senate and House of Representatives floors.

And the ditches run dry

LIHU‘E — As Hawai‘i state government pushes to localize food production and create a more sustainable system to feed families, Kaua‘i farmers and ranchers are looking at a pipeline that’s drying up.

Olympic Cafe offers ocean air, plenty of food

With a salty dog at the bar and salty sea air on the breeze, Olympic Cafe in the heart of Kapaa town is a place to kick back and watch traffic go by, or catch the game on the big screen.

Pesticide-free parks may be county goal

LIHU‘E — The nonprofit organization Beyond Pesticides got the green light Wednesday from the Kauai County Council to partner with the county Department of Parks & Recreation on a project to train staff on alternative pest-management strategies.