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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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Kaua‘i’s Westside Beaches Need Your Help

By Ruby Pap Do you ever wonder why the beaches change so dramatically from season to season? Or lament, “Is the beach ever coming back, ‘cause it’s never been like this before?” Are you [...]

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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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Healing Kaua‘i One Crystal at a Time

By Léo Azambuja Coming from a family of doctors, it was only natural for Tanize Weck Kotsol to become one. But after a few years working as a psychiatrist, a chain of events led her career to a more [...]

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