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Getting All Choked Up In Puhi

Is anyone else in Puhi choking on the massive amounts of smoke billowing into their homes from some unknown source recently on a regular basis? I’m not talking about your backyard barbecue, which doesn’t bother me one bit. I’m talking full-on clouds of smoke. As the sun was rising a few weeks ago, you could […]

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Changes, Check For Humane Society

Julie Werner joined Kauai Humane Society staff last month as volunteer coordinator. Werner, a volunteer for the nonprofit for more than two years, has been involved in activities such as Critter Camp and the development and implementation of the pet food bank. The volunteer and humane education departments at KHS have been combined into one […]

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Celebrating Our Young Scientists

I think it’s great that people in our community are dedicated to inspiring keiki to get excited about science by motivating them to participate in events such as Science Olympiad (see Page 8). Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are fields that continue to grow, and the younger that kids are when they start learning […]

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Such A Beautiful Place To Live

I haven’t traveled enough of the world to be able to say with confidence what some of the most beautiful places are. But I suspect the Garden Isle is one of them. When National Geographic touts Kauai’s beauty, then it’s pretty safe to say they must be on to something, given the sheer number of […]

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When The Ducks Were Really Bad

To put the amazing success of Marcus Mariota and the University of Oregon football team this season into some historical perspective: In the fall of 1974, I was sports editor of the Oregon Daily Emerald student newspaper at U of O. Going into the Civil War game against archrival Oregon State, the Ducks were 2-8. […]

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Ways To Keep Resolutions Going

More often than not, by the end of January people tend to lose track of their New Year’s resolutions. Or you may be more like me: I’m a create-goals-as-yougo kind of gal, rather than a make-it-or-break-it at the beginning of the year deal. But the idea that a new year gives you a fresh start […]

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Kauai Is The Busy Isle This Week

The possibilities for entertainment and activities abound this week, so I’m just going to roll right into it … Mokihana Club has begun the application process for its annual music scholarship competition. Graduating high school music students who play piano, woodwinds or brass instruments, or who sing and plan to attend college or study with […]

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Cornell’s Albatross Cam Returns

I love animals. I especially love baby animals. That’s why I’m excited to start watching this year’s newborn Laysan albatross that Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s bird cam will follow from birth to fledge. Kauai Albatross Network volunteers will log in hours of monitoring the cameras so that the world can watch every precious moments of […]

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The Mess That Is Maluhia Road

Has anyone else seen the recent attempt at re-striping parts of Maluhia Road? All I can say is, yikes! I am a regular Lihue-to-South Shore driver, and I’ve noticed how the roads continue to degrade and how dangerous some of them can be, especially to people unfamiliar with the twists and turns. Heading toward Poipu, […]

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Legend Of Marcus Mariota Grows

When the persistent moisture at the corners of my eyes at last abated after Marcus Mariota was named the Heisman Trophy winner, I went back and looked at the MidWeek cover story I did on him in the Oct. 24, 2012, issue. (And as I wrote at the time, all the credit for foresight goes […]