Kilauea Road lane closures set

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.

Workshop on for livestock farmers

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.

Mayor: Raves welcome, not rants

When Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami was asked how the business community could help him and the county be successful, he didn’t hesitate with a simple, lighthearted answer.

Crosswalks to be added near Kekaha School

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.

Feelin’ the heat

While parts of the mainland are bracing for brutal heat waves moving into the weekend,Kauai is looking at regular summer weather with a twist of water vapor.

‘Scared for my culture’

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.

Chlorpyrifos challenges

Citing limited and invalid data, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it wouldn’t bebanning the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which some studies show cause health problems in children.

Protesters seek Hawaii mountain access during road closure

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.

Judge: Give up phone password

A former janitor at Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club will have to turn over the password to the iPhone he used to own before it was found behind a toilet in the women’s locker room recording video of his female coworkers and confiscated by police.

Confidential KPD records to be used in trial

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.

‘We fight in aloha’

LIHUE — In Tuesday’s early afternoon heat, kupuna and kanaka gathered at the intersection of Ahukini and Kapule Highway, known as the airport corner.

New rules for boat ramp

HANALEI — The Department of Parks and Recreation has implemented new rules for after-hours use of Weke Boat Ramp.

High surf is educational

LIHUE — The National Weather Service has a high surf advisory for waves breaking between six to nine feet in effect until 6 a.m., Tuesday.

Hirono, colleagues challenge USGS policy

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.