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The Hawaiian Poi Dog

By Léo Azambuja Kaua‘i Humane Society Executive Director Scott Pisani, left, is seen here with KHS Animal Care Supervisor Benjamin Osorno and two shelter dogs; Mocha, in the back, and Byron, on the ground. The Hawaiian poi dog, or ‘īlio, was brought to Hawai‘i by early Polynesian settlers. For centuries, it was as [...]

By | 2017-08-31T06:54:44+00:00 September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i’s Older Women are 57% More Likely to Live in Poverty than Older Men

Dr. Colette Browne. Photo courtesy of UH A new analysis finds that Social Security benefits are especially crucial for older women in Hawaiʻi, who are more likely to live in poverty and less likely to have access to assets or savings in retirement. The report, released by the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at the University of Hawaiʻi at [...]

By | 2017-06-19T13:32:02+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

‘Through the Years,’ Mahelona Hospital Celebrates Centennial

By Léo Azambuja A portrait of Samuel Mahelona is seen here hanging at Samuel Mahelona Hospital’s lobby. The portrait was dedicated to his mother, Emma Kauikeolani Wilcox, by her children Alice Kauikeolani Wilcox and Allen Clessen Wilcox. A century ago, a grieving Hawaiian mother set out to build a hospital that would treat [...]

By | 2017-06-25T21:41:45+00:00 July 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Advanced, Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacements Offered at Wilcox

Dr. David Rovinsky is seen here working on a patient. Contributed photo Dr. David Rovinsky, orthopedic surgeon with the Wilcox Bone & Joint Center at Kaua‘i Medical Clinic, now offers the bi-cruciate sparing total knee replacement procedure. This is the first artificial knee implant that reportedly acts and feels like a “normal” knee, [...]

By | 2017-06-13T15:41:33+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

DLNR Launches New App for Anonymous Tips on Violations

Visitors are seen here approaching and touching a green sea turtle on the North Shore of O‘ahu on this undated photo. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources urges the public not to touch, pick up, restrain, jump over, straddle, pursue, ride, harass, harm or otherwise disturb Hawaiian sea tutles resting on beaches. [...]

By | 2017-06-17T16:02:42+00:00 June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Forecasting Coral Disease Outbreaks Across Pacific Ocean

Jamie Caldwell and assistant Sean Dimdoff conducting coral health surveys. Photo courtesy of David Slater Researchers at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology were recently awarded a $1.026 million grant from NASA to develop coral disease forecasting models for Hawaiʻi, U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, as [...]

By | 2017-06-13T18:16:24+00:00 June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Deadline Wednesday for Free Landlord Summit June 27

The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency in partnership with the Kaua‘i Board of Realtors and the Kaua‘i Community Alliance will co-host a landlord summit at the Kaua‘i Beach Resort June 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Current and potential landlords, realtors and property managers are encouraged to attend this free event to learn about the [...]

By | 2017-06-13T17:48:29+00:00 June 17th, 2017|0 Comments

‘Sixty Days of Summer’ at Sheraton Preferred Guest Resorts

Mermaid Citrine will once again spend her summer at the Sheraton Waikiki Helumoa Pool overlooking world-renowned Waikiki Beach where she will enchant guests with shows, storytelling and picture taking. Photo courtesy of Starwood Hotels and Resorts From Po‘ipu to Kona and Waikiki to Ka‘anapali, Hawai‘i is the perfect destination for a summer vacation [...]

By | 2017-06-13T17:48:45+00:00 June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Aloha+ Challenge Statewide Meeting Held on Kaua‘i 

Participants in the recent Aloha+ Challenge statewide meeting take time out to pose for a photo at the National Tropical Botanical Garden. The meeting was co-hosted by the County of Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i Green Growth and the National Tropical Botanical Garden on May 23-24. Approximately 50 key leaders and stakeholders from across the state [...]

By | 2017-06-13T15:25:03+00:00 June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Wilcox Health’s Free Kids Summer Fest at Marriott Resort Saturday

Calling all families! On Saturday, Wilcox Health will hold its 10th annual Kids Summer Fest to promote safe and healthy summer fun for Kaua‘i’s keiki and their families. Taking place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kaua‘i Marriot Resort, Kids Summer Fest 2017 will feature interactive health and wellness activities, free sports physicals [...]

By | 2017-06-13T14:49:57+00:00 June 14th, 2017|0 Comments