Kumu’s gets ready for teachers

LIHUE — School is not open until Aug. 1, but that did not stop the phone calls from teachers, said Elyse Litvack, president of Kumu’s Cupboard, Tuesday morning.

Waipa Bridge closed Friday to Monday

LIHUE — The state Department of Transportation reminds the traveling public of the upcoming full weekend closure of Kuhio Highway at Waipa Bridge scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Friday continuouslythrough 5 a.m. Monday.

‘Murder in Paradise’ postponed

An episode of “Breaking Homicide” set to air July 15 about Amber Jackson’s murder case has been postponed. Investigation Discovery has changed the schedule for the show from Mondays to Fridays. The episode is entitled “Murder in Paradise” and a new air date has yet to be announced.

Mayor’s Luncheon coming up

POIPU — The Kauai Chamber of Commerce’s Fifth annual Mayor’s Luncheon is scheduled for noon Thursday, July 18, at the Koloa Landing Resort.

Bank, state in dispute over $150M in loans

HILO — The Hawaii County Council on Tuesday joined Maui and Kauai in backing Gov. David Ige’s request that Bank of America return to the table to discuss a decades-old dispute over $150 million in home loans for Native Hawaiians.

‘It’s not electric!’

Pillare Mukai, assistant property manager at The Shops at Kukuiula, quizzically looked at the antique typewriter on a table in the office Wednesday afternoon.

Tiki Iniki featured on Food Network

Michele Rundgren is used to show business. Whether it’s touring with her band the “Intoxicats” or dealing with her husband Todd Rundgren’s busy touring schedule, she’s used to life on the road and the chaos that comes with it.

Boy Scouts launch first Space Jam

LIHUE — A young person from this island could be the first person to set foot on Mars, if they are prepared, said Denny Anderson, the Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America Kauai district executive.

‘We’re going to get it done’

The North Shore community showed up in force at the Waipa Foundation Center Wednesday evening to take part in an Office of Hawaiian Affairs public meeting.

Charges against Libre-Palacio dropped

LIHUE — A judge threw out a case against a Waimea man after prosecutors tried to arraign him nearly two years after he allegedly broke into a woman’s home.

‘We need your help’

The salt beds are flooded on Kauai’s Westside, thanks to a combination of king tides, high surf and blocked drainage.

County looks to clean up plumbing code

A bill relating to the plumbing code that has been before the County Council Public Works and Veteran Services Committee for a year and a half dominated the discussion of the committee meeting Wednesday morning.

Servco Foundation seeking grants input

As part of its $1.5 million Centennial Service Campaign in 2019, the Servco Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Servco Pacific Inc., is asking for the public’s help to nominate 19 nonprofits to receive $20,000 each.