CRITTER: Female honu pick the sex of their babies

Just think how wonderful it would be if you had two boys in your family and you decided you would like a girl for your third child and the mom could just decide on her own what sex child she wanted.

Obituaries for Saturday, April 13, 2024

• William Neil Rapozo, Sr. • Betty Lu Rowe • Donald Dotario • Gregoria ‘Jeannie’ Oroc • Jonathan ‘Jon’ Steven Sabala • Elaine Kaleiohi Fernandez • Gilbert Ontoy Pacleb • Aaley Kauhanelani Pahulehua • Michael Wayne Kiyabu

La‘akea Chun nominated to Charter Commission

LIHU‘E — Local resident Alice Parker was so overwhelmed by the nomination of La‘akea Chun to a seat on the Charter Commission on Wednesday, she forgot the protocol of testifying before the Kaua‘i County Council.

Happy Camper for Friday, April 12, 2024

Those crazy chickens are everywhere … Roger Lepley has written a book containing 21 chicken stories, “Kaua‘i Rooster Book,” and will be doing a book signing on Friday from 5 p.m. at Talk Story Bookstore, coinciding with the weekly Friday Night Art put on by the Hanapepe Economic Alliance.

Obituaries for Friday, April 12, 2024

• Evelyn Juan Cardinez • Jennelle Balmidiano • Gregoria ‘Jeannie’ Oroc • Eric Andrew Corn • Michael Wayne Kiyabu • Sandra Momilani Muragin • Aaley Kauhanelani Pahulehua • Jonathan ‘Jon’ Steven Sabala • Donald Dotario • Betty Lu Rowe • William Neil Rapozo, Sr. • Jason Rafael Olores

Head-on crash stymies highway traffic

HANAPEPE — Vehicular traffic flow on Kaumuali‘i Highway came to an abrupt halt after a collision between a school bus and pickup truck occurred in Hanapepe.

HOOSER: Wisdom from a first grader

For Presidents’ Day, my incredibly smart 7-year-old granddaughter Isabella was asked by her first grade teacher to answer a single question: What would they do if they were president? My granddaughters response was: “If I were president I’d be kind to everyone.”

Obituaries for Wednesday, April 10, 2024

• George Lumabao • Thomas Galicinao Soriano • Frances Carreira • Florentino Salvador, Sr. • Eric Andrew Corn • Elaine Kaleiohi Fernandez • Gregoria ‘Jeannie’ Oroc • Aaley Kauhanelani Pahulehua • Jonathan ‘Jon’ Steven Sabala • Michael Wayne Kiyabu • Gilbert Ontoy Pacleb • Gladys Haruko Iha

Restrictions placed on some cattle transfers into state

LIHU‘E — Due to the recent detection of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which has been reported and detected on the mainland, the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has restricted the transport of cattle into the state from premises where cattle infection has been detected.

KPD chief addresses firearm issue

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i Police Department Chief Todd Raybuck could be in some hot water after he left his “department-issued firearm” in an employee restroom last month.