Kealia subdivision EIS approved

KEALIA — A proposed subdivision is one step closer to fruition in Kealia, after the Land Use Commission accepted the project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement Thursday.

Welcome, ‘Donut Boy’

LIHUE — Tyler Carach, known affectionately as “Donut Boy”, said he never had a program booket with his picture on it.

Tilapia invade Napali Coast

Thousands of black-chin tilapia have invaded near-shore waters in the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park on Kauai.

Hirono asks to ban chlorpyrifos

LIHUE — In the midst of lawsuits aiming to get a chlorpyrifos ban out of the Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 15 U.S. senators have signed a letter asking for the same thing.

RH38 back in the wild

LIHUE — Hawaiian monk seal RH38 is back in the wild and appears to be healthy after her second stint at Ke Kai Ola monk seal hospital in Kailua-Kona.

Capt. Vincent Johnson leaves as commander of PMRF

KEKAHA — Sitting on the shady Shenanigan’s patio days before the change of command at Pacific Missile Range Facility, Capt. Vincent Johnson said he’s not ready to say goodbye to the island he’s grown to love.

Escaped inmate back in custody

LIHUE — Kauai police on Wednesday apprehended 21-year-old Isaiah Pongasi-Adric who escaped from Kauai Community Correctional Center on Sunday night.

‘We’re all connected’

PUHI — Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School is celebrating its 20th anniversary as it opens its doors for the first week back to school with lessons in history and sustainability.

UFO still beached

ALIOMANU — Nobody yet knows for sure what’s been rolling around on the outer reef of Kauai’s east side Aliomanu beach.