‘Happy with this president’

When President Donald Trump wrapped up his State of the Union address Tuesday, Sandi Sterker rose from her seat, raised her arms, pumped her fists and then applauded. She had a big smile and seemed near tears.

Fluoride proposal draws opposition

Legislators pushing a proposal to add fluoride to Hawaii’s public water systems say it would promote better dental health, but some on Kauai have concerns about cost and implications of fluoridating the water.

Campagna to speak on Kauai

The Kauai Alliance for Peace and Social Justice will honor the memory of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. with a free speaking engagement featuring Sherry Alu Campagna at the Lihue Public Library from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Fujisawa city councilman meets mayor

Mayor Derek Kawakami interrupted his preparations for the opening of the Legislature to receive a courtesy visit by Fujisawa City Assembly councilman Mitsuru Miyato Monday.

Council meeting Wednesday

The Kauai County Council will hold its first meeting of the new year on Wednesday at the Historic County Building, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Public hearing for proposals at Council

Six bills are scheduled for public hearing at the Kauai County Council meeting Wednesday, giving taxpayers the chance to voice their opinions on proposals related to affordable housing, sewage system infrastructure repair, fire department staffing and a new helicopter hangar in Kilauea.