Proud to do his part

LIHUE — Kauai Auto Repair owners Angel Santiago III and his family never hesitate to help the community.

Judge to rule in TVR case

LIHUE — The Kauai County Planning Department may be on the verge of losing its legal battle against the owners of vacation rental homes who refused to stop operations after their permits were revoked two years ago.

Real property taxes due Aug. 20

LIHUE — County officials would like to remind Kauai property owners that the first installment of real property taxes for the 2019-2020 tax year are due on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Re-certification deadline extended

LIHUE — A bill for an ordinance that has made its way before the Committee of the Whole on Wednesday after a public hearing was held on July 17 that would change Kauai county code 1987, relating to additional dwelling units on lots excluding residential was heard before a five-member committee Wednesday.

Law to mitigate albizia threats on private land

LIHUE — A five-member committee missing members Luke Evslin and Arthur Brun on Wednesday heard from Deputy County Engineer Lyle Tabata on debris removal from rivers and other waterways.

Councilmembers call for Ige to reverse Mauna Kea proclamation

LIHUE — Two members of the Kauai County Council have joined a growing list of elected officials from across the state, urging Gov. David Ige to rescind an emergency declaration he issued last week giving law enforcement more power to remove Native Hawaiian rights activists protesting the construction of a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea.

Kuleana tax break proposed

LIHUE — A bill that would create an ordinance amending the Kauai County Code 1987, relating to real property tax definitions and kuleana lands, has been introduced by councilmembers Luke Evslin and Mason Chock.

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.

Governor releases veto list

LIHUE — Kauai’s House Representatives will be gathering on Oahu today to discuss the 20 bills on Governor David Ige’s Intent to Veto list, unveiled Monday.

Kawakami joins energy talk

HONOLULU — The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii and Hawaii Energy on Tuesday hosted a roundtable discussion with mayors Derek S.K. Kawakami, Kirk Caldwell, and Michael Victorino, and others on Hawaii’s leading role in energy innovation to confront climate change.