‘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.

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.

HCT gala tonight

Hawaii Children’s Theatre’s “Summer Stars” program presents “Rising Stars Gala Showcase and Fundraiser” tonight at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Doors open at 5:30. Enjoy dinner, homemade baked goods and a silent auction before the show starts at 6:30. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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.

‘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.

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.

Weather in a warming world

LIHUE — Keiki with the new Camp Kahili gathered at the Lihue library on Monday evening to hear about hurricanes.

Church completes restoration

KILAUEA — Christ Memorial Episcopal Church on Monday announced the completion of a year-long restoration effort and its commitment to providing a “Sanctuary for the Spirit” in serving the health, wellness and healing needs of the community.

Wai Koa Plantation for sale

KALIHIWAI — Joan Porter is selling Wai Koa Plantation, the legacy property that’s home to Stone Dam and the Wai Koa Loop Trail.

Council meeting Wednesday

The Kauai County Council is scheduled to meet 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Historic County Building.

Housing market holding strong

The real estate market on Kauai remained relatively strong through the first half of 2019, but overall sales figures across the island are down from this time last year, and the market could be in for a substantial downturn, Realtors said.

Dominating baseball in California

The Ruff Ryderz Baseball group, including its 15 and under team that recently won the Fourth of July Classic in California, will be presenting its Fourth Annual Baseball in Paradise tournament from July 24 through 27 at Waimea Athletic Field.

Happy Camper for Monday, July 15, 2019

Happy belated birthday to Ms. Hawaii United States Amanda Smith, who celebrated her birthday on July 4! She was so busy with engagements she missed out on the Kauai Hospice Concert in the Sky. But she broke away Saturday to help with the Back to School Bash (kudos to ALL the organizers — it’s a good thing Mryvie Buster has a loud voice — on a highly-successful event!) where she did a variety of chores, including helping distribute the free backpacks of school supplies.

Special delivery

Kerstin Tennberg wasn’t sure what the three guys in yellow shirts wanted when they knocked on the door of her Koloa home Saturday.