Consider other options before tax hike

Initial reaction to measures introduced in both the state House and Senate last week to increase gas taxes and other vehicle fees to generate additional money for the State Highway Fund has been negative.

Time for Trump to end shutdown

Something’s got to give. It’s time for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party and the Democratic Party to put an end to this shutdown.

When it comes to road work, stay calm

It is maddening. You’re driving along, listening to music, only a few miles from your destination, when you come upon it. You cringe. You wish you could go another way, but this is the only way. Yes, you are face to face with the dreaded, unexpected roadwork. You wish someone had told you.

Patience needed for Kuhio Highway repairs, opening

It’s been nearly nine months since much of Kuhio Highway on the North Shore of Kauai was destroyed in the April flooding disaster. And to the dismay of many, that key section of vehicle travel remains closed to the general public, and will be for several more months.

Aloha is what binds us together

Our former mayor, Bernard Carvalho Jr., was big on aloha. He preached it. He lived it. He led the county government by it. His trademark, “Aloooooooooha” always opened his remarks. And if you had a chance to spend any time with Carvalho, you knew the aloha was genuine.