Navy issues written reprimands for fuel spill

HONOLULU — The Navy on Thursday issued written reprimands to three now-retired military officers for their roles in the spill of jet fuel into Pearl Harbor’s drinking water in 2021 but did not fire, suspend, dock the pay or reduce the rank of anyone for the incident.

Council approves support staff funding

LIHU‘E — A budget allotment for the seven Kauai County Council members of $100,000 each for personal support staff sparked heated debate in Wednesday’s finance committee meeting, with the majority of council members accepting the funding.

Police await DNA results from human teeth found in Kalalau

LIHU‘E — More than 8 months after roughly a dozen partially decomposed teeth were discovered near the Kalalau trail, the Kaua‘i Police Department says the investigation is still ongoing — as DNA results have yet to be obtained.

KCSW sending feminine hygiene products to Maui

LIHU‘E — Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami said he had to learn from his wife Monica, a school teacher, about the significance of period products and the impact they have on women, especially maturing school-aged girls.

‘Wear pink’ on Monday for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

LIHU‘E — Pink is the island color of Maui that was recently heavily impacted by wildfires. Pink is also the color of Breast Cancer Awareness Month that starts on Saturday, when the Kaua‘i Committee on the Status of Women are getting “pink’d on purpose” through the month of October to promote breast cancer awareness.

UH brings Red Hill water crisis information hub live

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, O‘ahu — Nearly two years after residents in and around Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam first reported chemical contamination in their tap water, The University of Hawai‘i Red Hill (Kapukaki) Task Force (RHTF) has created an online data center to keep residents up to date on the water crisis’s latest information and resources.

Opening night for Kaua‘i High School gym

LIHU‘E — Kapa‘a High School junior varsity girls volleyball coach Mai’lika Napoleon said the look of disbelief and astonishment on their faces was indescribable when they first walked into the newly minted Kaua‘i High School gym on Friday.