The county Department of Public Works announced that portions of Kilauea Road will be closed from July 22 to July 26 to allow Maui Kupono Builders to conduct road-construction work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather-permitting. Construction will take place between Kolo Road and Titcomb Street.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service, East and West Kauai Soil and Water Conservation Districts and University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources’ Cooperative Extension Service are holding a free workshop for livestock managers and farmers who are interested in learning more about deep and dry litter livestock systems, and NRCS financial assistance. The meeting is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Kauai Community College in the Learning Resource Center room 130.
A five-member County Council held their first meeting since June 26, with Councilmember Arthur Brun out sick and Councilmember KipuKai Kuali‘i excused. The council went over several agenda items including a resolution that would establish two crosswalks on Kekaha Road and remove an existing crosswalk near Kekaha School.
In an emotional meeting Wednesday, Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami and new Kauai Police Department Chief Todd Raybuck called an impromptu “listening meeting” at the Lihue Civic Center rotunda after recent protests over the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope on the Big Island’s Mauna Kea.
Astronomers have indefinitely stopped looking through 13 existing telescopes at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii while protesters block the road downslope in an attempt to prevent the construction of a giant new observatory.
Protesters against building a giant telescope on top of a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred said they tried unsuccessfully Tuesday to negotiate access up Mauna Kea while the road to the summit is closed in preparation for construction equipment to be taken up.
A Guam Homeland Security supervisor has been sentenced for mailing methamphetamine to his workplace, a report said.
LIHUE — Records related to an internal police investigation could be used to determine the credibility of officers set to testify in the upcoming trial of a man accused of killing a 19-year-old Kapaa woman in a hit-and-run accident two years ago.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and 21 of her U.S. Senate colleagues recently sent a letter to Dr. James Reilly, director of the U.S. Geological Survey, to express their concern over recent reports that USGS will only utilize climate models that project the effects of climate change through 2040.