Stories by Stephanie Shinno

Mu‘umu‘u making momentous comeback

HANALEI — Inspired by her tutu Elizabeth “Lisa” Garma’s Hawaiian print shop called “Shanora” in Hanalei Town, Jamilee Jimenez started wearing a mu‘umu‘u dress in 2019.

Median home price $1.1M last month

The median sales price for a three-bedroom home on Kaua‘i in June was $1.1 million, a $495,000 increase from the same month in 2020.

Unemployment offices to reopen Sept. 7

The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced that all of its unemployment offices statewide will resume providing in-person appointments starting on Sept. 7.

Ige talks legislation, Coco Palms

I think freedom of the press is really, really important. I mean, it’s a bedrock of democracy, and has been throughout our history are such an important part of holding government and elected officials accountable. So I continue to believe that. I do think that one of the challenges today is that everybody has a megaphone, and everybody can be a journalist, right?

Family reels after Moloa‘a fire Thursday

MOLOA‘A – Emmy Sckoropad was at her friend’s house Thursday, having a pool play date for her 15-month-old daughter Himalaya, when she got a shocking call from her husband, Mingmar Sherpa, at 1:30 p.m.

Net-Zero energy goals for state public schools

LIHU‘E — The University of Hawai‘i and state Department of Education are the top two entities statewide that consume the most energy, state Rep. Justin H. Woodson of the Committee on Education said in a virtual meeting on Tuesday.

Horcher rescued swimmers, remembered as hero

LIHU‘E — The 36-year-old hero, Thomas John “Tommy” Horcher, risked his life to save two distressed swimmers out by Marine Camp behind Wailua Golf Course Saturday afternoon, died Monday at Wilcox Medical Center, according to the Kaua‘i Police Department.

A Wyland gallery returns

A mother of six keiki opened a gallery to make a living in Florida 20 years ago, with a dream of one day opening a Wyland gallery on the North Shore of Kaua‘i.