Kaua‘i jobless rate tumbles to 3.0 percent

LIHU‘E — Local businesses continued to beef up employment rosters to start the year, in turn sending the jobless rate on Kaua‘i to its lowest level for the month of January since the pre-pandemic era.

Hawai‘i average gas price tops survey

LIHU‘E — In a result that should surprise no one who has ever filled up their gas tank on one of the Hawaiian Islands, the state of Hawai‘i continues to hold the dubious distinction of being the most expensive place in the country to fuel up

Police bust up cockfight in South Kona

KONA, Hawaii Island — Police arrested four individuals at a cock fight in South Kona that drew an estimated 800 to 1,000 people to the illegal event on March 4.

Poll: Strong support for ‘green fee’

LIHU‘E — A “green fee,” which would require visitors to pay $50 per-person to use beaches, parks and trails in Hawai‘i, drew firm backing from state voters in a new poll with results released Monday.

County of Kaua‘i promotes 12 first responders

A dozen local first responders were promoted during a special ceremony held by the Kaua‘i Fire Department and Ocean Safety Bureau on Friday at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building rotunda.

Passenger count hits new high in January

LIHU‘E — The number of passengers getting off domestic plane flights at Lihu‘e Airport last month was the best to begin an annual period at the transportation facility.

Sen. Hirono announces reelection bid

HONOLULU — Senator Mazie K. Hirono announced Tuesday that she will seek a third term in office, amid a vow to keep fighting for families, workers and communities throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

New $14M checkpoint opens at Honolulu airport

A multimillion-dollar project by a local airline, which aims to make it easier and faster for its passengers to clear security, debuted at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

Heavy rain in Kaua‘i forecast

LIHU‘E — A Kona low is forecast to bring widespread rainfall to Kaua‘i during the next few days, with the heaviest precipitation coming on Thursday and Friday.