Officials identify remains found in burnt-out Hawaii home

HONOLULU — The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the remains of two people found in a burnt-out home where a man allegedly shot and killed two Honolulu police officers and attacked a neighbor before setting the house ablaze last weekend.

Hawaii residents return to homes at site of shooting, fire

HONOLULU — Residents have been allowed to return to their homes following a suspected landlord-tenant dispute where two police officers were fatally shot and two others died. A fire that followed Sunday’s violence destroyed seven homes.

Study: Fewer vacation rental units available on Oahu

HONOLULU — A study shows the number of residential vacation rentals on Oahu has decreased by more than 13% since legislation was enforced against illegal short-term rentals, a Hawaii tourism agency said.

Water is an issue

Water on Rice Street was the main topic of conversation at the Thursday Lihue Business Association meeting, a conversation that has stemmed out of housing issues on Kauai.

Collaborating for clean oceans

In 2019, the Kauai Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation removed more than 100,000 pounds of marine debris from Kauai’s shorelines, keeping pace with what the organization has been removing from beaches the past few years.

Kupuna get water storage containers

Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami was looking forward to helping the county Agency on Elderly Affairs distribute the emergency water storage containers to residents of the Lihue Gardens Elderly Housing Friday morning.

Road to the wild country

The road to Polihale State Park on the Westside is notorious for being riddled with large potholes, and though it is the entrance to a state park, managers aren’t in a hurry to pave it.

Come and get it

“Soup’s on,” said Susan Pittman of the Clayworks at Kilohana.

Kauai’s jobless rate is 2.5%

HONOLULU — The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 2.6%, the same as in November.

County dumps need work

LIHUE — The County of Kauai is continuing work to get the Kekaha Landfill up to state Department of Health standards after receiving a warning letter from the DOH in November.

Coffee with the Kauai Police chief

KALAHEO — Chat with the chief at the Kauai Police Department’s inaugural Coffee with a Cop gathering from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Jan. 28 on the lanai adjacent to the gift shop at Kauai Coffee Company in Kalaheo.

New public alert system coming

HONOLULU — Starting in February, the state Department of Public Safety is switching platforms for their public alert system, from Nixie Alert System to AlertSense.

Recycling biz rising

KAPAA — James Higginbotham has been operating Kauai Community Recycling Service for 17 years, the last 10 at 962 Kipuni Way in the Arzadon Industrial Center next to Gather Federal Credit Union.