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NOAA Predicts Above-Normal Hurricane Season, Urges Hawai‘i to Be Prepared

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center announced May 26 that climate conditions point to an above-normal hurricane season in the Central Pacific Basin this year.

NOAA issued its Central Pacific hurricane outlook at a news conference in Honolulu, O‘ahu, and urged Hawai‘i residents to be fully prepared before the hurricane season starts […]

By |May 27th, 2015|0 Comments

High-Tech Radar Trucks Begin Annual Monitoring of ‘A‘o and Ua‘o at Night

Annual seabird radar monitoring work has now begun in conjunction with the start of the breeding season for ‘A‘o (Newell’s shearwaters) and Ua’u (Hawaiian petrels) on Kaua‘i. This is a task of the Kaua‘i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project.

Two radar trucks will be used again at 18 standard sites along Kaumuali‘i and Kuhio highways and some […]

By |May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Honoring Our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day (videos)

“We are the Americans they died to defend. So what we can do — what we must do — is fulfill our sacred obligations to them, just like they fulfilled theirs to us. We have to honor their memory. We have to care for their families, and our veterans who served with them. And as […]

By |May 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Kaua‘i’s Shigemoto Honored Among Outstanding UH Alumni (w/ video)


The University of Hawaiʻi Alumni Association honored last week five distinguished graduates — including Kaua‘i’s Tom Shigemoto — who have used their education to excel professionally and provide service for the benefit of UH and the community.

More than 500 UH alumni and friends recognized this year’s honorees at the UH Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner on […]

By |May 17th, 2015|0 Comments

‘Aloha Angels’ Raises $226K for Education, Aims for $1M Annual Goal

“Philanthropists Partnering for a More Perfect Kaua‘i” is the tagline of Aloha Angels. This breathtakingly bold, new and already successful group was established primarily to raise private funds for each of the 10,000 students and teachers at the 13 public elementary and charter schools on Kaua‘i.

Individuals, philanthropists, businesses and foundations are being invited to donate […]

By |May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Morikawa, Habitat for Humanity, Lowe’s Team up for Affordable Housing on the Westside

More than 30 volunteers, including state Rep. Dee Morikawa, joined Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity on Saturday to help build affordable housing in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2-10.

Volunteers built walls at the Kaua‘i Habitat baseyard in Hanapepe to be used in the first two-to-four homes in the ‘Ele‘ele Iluna Subdivision in ‘Ele‘ele.

“It’s really […]

By |May 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — May 2015

There is an old Hawaiian story about a young woman who caught too much fish on the Westside of Kaua‘i and wasn’t able to give it all away.

Without knowing what to do with so much catch, the woman felt really bad that she would waste all that food and started crying.

Hawaiian goddess Pele heard the […]

By |May 10th, 2015|0 Comments

The Posture of a Champion

By Samantha Fox Olson

I was recently approached by Dr. Cheri Toledo of Illinois who said, “I love your work with mindset and would like to interview you for my upcoming telesummit, Power Up Your Mindset: How thinking like a champion will help you achieve your goals and equip you to live a wildly successful life!”

Having […]

By |May 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Kapa‘a Liquor & Wine Co. Folding After 75 Years of Service

By Léo Azambuja

By the end of June, one of the longest-running businesses in Old Kapa‘a Town and an icon of long-gone plantation days will close its doors for good.

“There used to be this line of family businesses along the street here. We are one of the last dinosaurs,” said Lyle Kuboyama, owner of Kapa‘a Liquor […]

By |May 8th, 2015|0 Comments

DLNR Seeking Public Input on Draft Management Plan for Nounou, Kalepa Forests

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife has announced it is seeking public input and comments on a draft forest reserve management plan for Nounou and Kalepa Forest Reserves on Kaua‘i.

The plan is part of a series of site-specific plans to be prepared by the Division of Forestry and […]

By |May 7th, 2015|0 Comments