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Talk Story: Adam Asquith

Adam Asquith stands knee deep in water with his taro plants. He takes his time, looking for one worthy of Prince Kuhio Day for one of his customers. He holds a knife in his mouth to free his hands as he pulls the sacred plant from the murky waters.

Together, always

Isidro Cabatan “Vic” Pezario and Esther Cecilia Malia Pezario were inseparable for almost seven decades.

‘A tremendous community response’

The Kauai Historical Society has been overwhelmed by the public’s response to their “Kauai Historical Society Photo Scanning Project.” The society was asking for $8,500 for the project through public donations, but as of Tuesday afternoon they had received over $15,000. That’s not including $8,500 that Paul Kosasa, the owner of ABC stores, offered to underwrite for the entire project.

KGEFCU to add a branch in Kilauea

Monica Belz stood before a packed crowd Saturday at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort and announced that the Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union will be opening a new branch in Kilauea later this year.

Medical cannabis registry online

The medical marijuana industry in Hawaii collectively breathed a sigh of relief on March 5 as the state enacted a new approach to medical marijuana.

Pension ‘spiking’ costing county

Thomas Williams, executive director of the state Employees’ Retirement System (ERS), started the County Council’s March 13 meeting by giving an extensive presentation on ERS and the financial implications to the County of Kauai. Williams presents once a year on the subject of ERS.