PMRF eyed for missile defense system

BARKING SANDS — The U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility is being considered as a new location of a ballistic missile defense radar that would take up between 50 and 80 acres at Barking Sands.

Council amends TVR bill 2767

LIHUE — The Kauai County Council on Wednesday approved amendments to a bill that would increase property taxes for certain vacation-rental owners.

Kauai Veterans Museum renovating

LIHUE — The doors of Kauai Veterans Museum are currently closed, but inside volunteers have been busy readying the space for a transformation.

Neighbor wanted Hawaii cop killing suspect evicted years ago

HONOLULU — A next-door neighbor of a man accused of fatally shooting two Hawaii police officers, killing his landlord and stabbing a woman said he was assaulted by the suspect years ago and wanted him evicted from their upscale neighborhood near Waikiki Beach.

High surf Wednesday

LIHUE — The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for all north- and west-facing shores of Kauai and Niihau that will take effect from 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, through 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.

Land developer sues county

LIHUE — A North Shore property owner is suing the Kauai County Planning Commission over its refusal to allow him to develop 134 acres of agricultural land in Moloa‘a.

Promotions, donations highlight KFD ceremony

LIHUE — Five promotions within the Kauai Fire Department and $12,000 in community contributions to the Friends of the Kauai Fire Department were highlighted, Tuesday during the Kauai Fire Department’s Promotional and Pinning ceremonies at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

Lions announce Year of the Rat

POIPU — The Kauai Chinese lions will be out in force, Friday when The Shops at Kukuiula celebrates the Lunar New Year with a special offering during its monthly Flavors of Kukuiula event.

KCCC furlough inmate escpae

KAUAI – Kauai Community Correctional Center (KCCC) work furlough inmate Tyrus Delos Reyes left his employers worksite on an assignment and failed to return. The employer notified KCCC and Kauai Police.

Hawaii governor promotes proposals for working families

HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Tuesday outlined a plan to boost preschool education, housing and tax relief for families as he delivered his annual state of the state address. Ige and state lawmakers jointly announced the package of proposals last week before the Legislature convened.

‘Equality and compassion’

LIHUE — When Puanani Rogers was asked to speak at Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, she didn’t know what she would say.