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‘Rotary Roundup’ Hoping to Rope New Members

The Rotary Club of West Kaua‘i is hoping to attract prospective members and increase its ranks with a ‘Rotary Roundup’ membership drive Oct. 24 at Wranglers restaurant in Waimea Town. The event [...]

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Fall Fest on the Westside this Weekend

By Léo Azambuja Fall is here, and with it, a three-day feel-good celebration on the island’s Westside, welcoming the season that brings many family holidays. The Fall Fest kicks off Oct. 24, with [...]

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Study Shows Importance of Jellyfish to Deep-Sea Ecosystem (w/ video)

Researchers from the University of Hawai‘i, Norway and the UK have recently shown with innovative experiments that a rise in jellyfish blooms near the ocean’s surface may lead to jellyfish falls [...]

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Sea Turtle Tumors Linked to Land-Based Pollution

Hawai‘i’s sea turtles are afflicted with chronic and often lethal tumors caused by consuming non-native algae, “superweeds,” along coastlines where nutrient pollution is unchecked. The disease [...]

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World War II Era Fighter Plane Discovered at Midway Atoll

Maritime archaeologists working with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service discovered the remains of a sunken World War II era airplane while doing [...]

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Updated Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards Available Online

After withstanding Hurricane Iselle, which caused widespread destruction to parts of The Big Island, and now bracing for potential impacts from Tropical Storm Ana, homeowners in Hawaiʻi are all too [...]

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Schoolchildren Help to Release Rescued Shearwaters

Two fledgling ‘A‘o, also known as Newell’s Shearwaters, were released by school children from ‘Ele‘ele Elementary School Thursday as part of the annual E Ho‘opomaika‘i ‘ia na Manu [...]

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Airline Captain Knew Kaua‘i Was Home the First Time She Saw the Island

By Pam Brown The first time U.S. Airways pilot Linda Christopherson saw Kaua‘i, her life changed. As the plane she was flying broke through the clouds at 1,000 feet, “I knew in an instant that [...]

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National Make A Difference Day in Lydgate Park

By Tommy Noyes You are invited to join the Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park in celebrating National Make A Difference Day in Lydgate Park. Save Saturday morning, Oct. 25 to participate locally [...]

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Kaua‘i Powwow Wraps 3-Day Weekend of Cultural Festivities

After three days of Native American cultural celebrations, the annual Kaua‘i Powwow wrapped up this year’s event at Kapa‘a Beach Park Sept. 28. “The drums will always beat loudly in our [...]

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