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About Léo Azambuja

Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

Kulture Tattoo Kollective

By Léo Azambuja Kulture Tattoo Kollective owner Samuel Shaw. Photo by Léo Azambuja Kulture Tattoo Kollective in Hanapepe has been serving the Kaua‘i community for seven years, but its owner, Samuel Shaw has been doing traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian tattoos on the island for much longer; about 25 years. “I opened this shop [...]

By | 2017-12-13T15:53:41+00:00 December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

UH Team Develops Power from Water Drops

A water drop illuminating 15 green LEDs. Photo courtesy of UH Frustrated trying to charge your phone on the go? A newly developed energy harvesting method may soon lead to technologies that will allow you to keep your phone charged, without external chargers, according to a UH new release. A UH Mānoa research team led [...]

By | 2017-12-13T15:35:07+00:00 December 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Let the Magic Begin — Festival of Lights Turns 21

By Léo Azambuja Elizabeth Freeman, founder and director of the Festival of Lights, inside the Historic County Building in Lihu‘e. Photo courtesy of Festival of Lights/Ron Kosen The Festival of Lights in Lihu‘e turns 21 this year. Starting on the first Friday of December, thousands of Christmas lights brighten the Historic County Building. [...]

By | 2017-12-13T15:29:09+00:00 December 13th, 2017|0 Comments

UH Study: Preservatives May Harm Good Bacteria in Human Body

From left, Sally V. Irwin, Peter Fisher, Emily Graham, Adriel Robidoux, Ashley Malek and Richard Allen. Photo courtesy of UH Food preservatives may be harmful to beneficial bacteria in the human body, according to a study at University of Hawaiʻi Maui College. The study focused on beneficial, or “good,” bacteria naturally found in the human microbiome. [...]

By | 2017-12-08T18:50:34+00:00 December 11th, 2017|0 Comments

BLNR Approves Holdover of KIUC’s Water Use Permit at Blue Hole Diversion

The Blue Hole, with the Weeping Wall at the bottom. Photo by Léo Azambuja The State Board of Land and Natural Resources Friday approved the holdover of a revocable permit for water use at the Blue Hole Diversion, which allows Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative to operate two hydroelectric facilities that contribute 1.5 megawatts [...]

By | 2017-12-08T19:27:11+00:00 December 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Keiki Holiday Bash at Kukui‘ula Today Highlights KIFB Food Drive

Celebrate the holidays at The Shops at Kukui‘ula with their inaugural Keiki Holiday Bash. Join them for this fun family event today from 3 to 8:30 p.m. This free event highlights a food drive benefiting the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank. Visit Santa’s Hale in the Palm Court from 3 to 6 p.m. and get your best [...]

By | 2017-12-08T19:14:32+00:00 December 9th, 2017|0 Comments

County to Host Community Meeting on Mental Health

The Mayor’s Advisory Committee for Treatment and Community Integration will host “Drug Addiction 101,” a community meeting at Kapa‘a Missionary Church on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. During the meeting, community members will hear about mental health services available for youth and adults. Testimony about mental health will also be delivered at [...]

By | 2017-12-04T18:28:33+00:00 December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

‘Winter Fun Program’ Online Registration Set for Friday

  Winter Fun Program. Photo courtesy of County of Kaua‘i The county Department of Parks and Recreation announced registration for the county’s Winter Fun Program will take place Friday, Dec. 8 at 8 a.m. at www.kauai.gov/parks. The program runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, on weekdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., [...]

By | 2017-12-04T18:22:58+00:00 December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Makana North Shore Urgent Care Receives $1.1M USDA Loan to Complete Construction

Makana North Shore Urgent Care. Contributed photo Senator Mazie K. Hirono announced this week that the Makana North Shore Urgent Care will receive a nearly $1.1 million in a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan to complete construction and help with operating costs of a new urgent care clinic to serve Kaua‘i’s North Shore [...]

By | 2017-12-04T18:18:11+00:00 December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

DOH: Chemical in Westside Water Tank Not a Health Threat

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health has confirmed the presence of an organic chemical contaminant, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), in a reservoir tank used in the Kaua‘i Department of Water, Kekaha-Waimea Drinking Water System, according to a DOH news release. However, the DOH has determined drinking water served to the public from the tank was safe [...]

By | 2017-12-04T18:14:58+00:00 December 5th, 2017|0 Comments