Effects of the Jones Act

Here in Hawaii, we are intensely dependent on goods that come into the State from faraway places, whether it be the U.S. mainland, Asia, or anywhere else in the world.

Let’s drink to that

KOLOA — Robert Weist is one of the original investors in the Koloa Rum Company. Wednesday morning, he smiled with pride as he took part in a groundbreaking and blessing ceremony at its new site in Koloa.

Jack Harter removes debris

The Jack Harter Helicopters ohana assisted the Kauai Chapter of Surfrider Foundation this week in removing 55 super sacks of marine debris from remote stretches of Kauai’s eastern shoreline.

Shopping center opening set

KILAUEA — The North Shore’s first new shopping center in 30 years — long delayed by everything from rainy weather to road construction, planning and other uncertainties — opens its doors to the public on Sept. 26 in Kilauea.

Small business workshop

LIHUE — Learn how to start a small business with the Hawaii Small Business Development Center’s presentation “How to Start a Business on Kauai” workshop on Sept 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Hamilton signs autographs at new Rip Curl in Hanalei

HANALEI — Rain or shine, the Unstoppable poster signing and Rip Curl grand opening event carried on with over a 100 attendees talking excitedly amongst themselves as they huddled underneath tents and umbrellas Saturday afternoon.

Here’s to 30 years of state tax law, part 1

Q: The number 30 has been in the news a lot these days because of the telescope that’s supposed to be getting built on the Big Island. This week, we’re going to look at the past 30 years of state tax. To help me is our intrepid researcher, the Hawaii State Tax Watch Doggie’s wife.

Protesters not allowed to block Mauna Kea road

On Wednesday, August 14, the Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs held an “informational briefing” so senators could question the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands over various topics, including on “Mauna Kea Access Road (ACT 14).”

Kauai Medical Clinic welcomes doctor

LIHUE — Kauai Medical Clinic recently welcomed Dr. Sierra Pena to its staff at the new clinic in Kapaa. She specializes in women’s health, well-child care and adolescent health, and whole family care.

Leadership on the Mauna

Leadership entails not only planning for possible obstructions to your chosen plan of action, but also having the resolve to follow through with your plan.

Kauai jobless rate falls

HONOLULU — The s Department of Labor & Industrial Relations said the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 2.8 percent, the same for the fifth consecutive month.

Rural electric association visits Kauai

LIHUE — The top executive for the nation’s electric cooperative network paid his first visit to Kauai last week and toured several of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s facilities.