$79M for The Headlands of Kalanipu‘u

With views of the Pacific Ocean, Nawiliwili harbor and the Hule‘ia River, The Headlands of Kalanipu‘u is now for sale at a record-breaking price of $79 million for 1,395 acres on Southeast Kaua‘i, along the eastern boundary of Kipu Ranch.

Four new COVID-19 cases on Kaua‘i

Tuesday’s cases bring the number of active cases to five, with 239 cumulative cases with 204 confirmed locally, two probable, and 33 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

Haruno ‘Toni’ Souza turned 100 Tuesday

LIHU‘E — Do you know who the President of the United States was on April 20, 1921, ‘Ohana Pacific Kaua‘i Adult Day Health Center director Kaulana Finn wanted to know, Tuesday morning.

Kaua‘i selected for federal energy transitions program

U.S. Department of Energy has announced that Honolulu and Kaua‘i have been selected as part of the agency’s Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project and statewide electric vehicle group leaders are applauding the actions of Senator Brian Schatz, who has helped forward the initiative.

HCT opens registration for Summer Stars

LIHU‘E — The Hawai‘i Children’s Theatre announces they will be bringing back in-person learning with social distancing for the popular Summer Stars program with online registration starting on April 20.

Global warming’s extreme rains threaten Hawaii’s coral reefs

HONOLULU — As muddy rainwater surged from Hawaii’s steep seaside mountains and inundated residential communities last month, the damage caused by flooding was obvious — houses were destroyed and businesses swamped, landslides covered highways and raging rivers and streams were clogged with debris.

Hawaii office advances pledge for waterfront development

HONOLULU — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has advanced its pledge to develop 30 acres (12 hectares) of underutilized and mostly waterfront land in the state despite pushback from the community, the Legislature and a law that prevents residential development.

Walk-in vaccines offered for kupuna this week

The state Department of Health vaccine clinic at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e is now accepting walk-ins for residents age 60 and older and those needing language assistance. The vaccine manufactured by Moderna is available at this location.

Researchers map coral microbes

MANOA — An invisible and multi-cultural web of bacteria, viruses and biochemicals work together to keep coral colonies healhty, according to a study published in the scientific journal “Frontiers of Marine Science.”