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All About Bots

High-schoolers from across the island team up in Kauaibots, and they’re impressing the competition here and on the Mainland Robotics isn’t just about building robots. The Kauaibots program teaches students valuable lessons, such as critical thinking and how to work together as a team. It even helps teens build their confidence and provides them with […]

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The Coast Is Clear

She nearly quit the challenging Coast Guard Academy, but now Rear Adm. Cari Thomas is at the helm of Coast Guard District 14 According to Center for American Progress, women make up 59 percent of the college-educated, entry-level workforce, but only 14.6 percent of executive officers and only 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. Opportunities […]

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New Life For Mahelona

Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (and its sister facilities on Kauai) was practically bankrupt until Scott McFarland stepped in last year and led an amazing financial turnaround Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH) is approaching its centennial anniversary, and like a phoenix rising from troublesome financial ashes, the state facility has a reason to celebrate the coming […]

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A Longs Story Short

The new Longs in Kapaa is more than twice as large as the old store, and offers a drive-through pharmacy. It opens Sunday. It’s hard to miss the slick, brand-new Longs Drugs in Kapaa fronting Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach. The upgraded appearance and central location have employees eager to show off the […]

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Help For Kauai’s Feathered Friends

Native seabird populations that once covered the entire island have plummeted tragically in recent decades. “You’re looking at only a shadow of what used to be,” explains André Raine, Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) coordinator. Raine spends his days perched atop mountain ranges only accessible by helicopter studying the behaviors of the critically endangered […]

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When Disaster Strikes

Whether it’s a hurricane, fire or flood, the Red Cross is there to help when hope is gone. American Red Cross recently bid farewell to its Kauai County director, Keri Russell. Though the news came as an unfortunate surprise for some, Russell’s efforts to step up volunteerism in the community will not soon be forgotten. […]

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Reel Stories

Waianela Boiser is part of a growing number of women who are taking up ocean fishing, and she even won a recent tournament sponsored by Garden Island Trollers fishing club Fishing isn’t just for men. It’s a sport that also reels in women — like Waianela Boiser. The Kapaa High School teacher enjoys catching fish […]

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Food For Thought

More than 800 million people in the world are hungry — many are children — and the number continues to climb. It is a distressing statistic people like Bernie Tsao want to reverse. “That’s a really big part of my heart,” he says. Tsao, an aquaculture and aquaponics consultant, attributes world hunger to issues such […]

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Rolling Along

Sharron Weber just celebrated the 40th anniversary of her Tire Warehouse store in Lihue, where her staff of 15 services about 1,000 vehicles each month. Call this former surfing champion the woman who puts the rubber on the road Sharron Weber has good reason to celebrate. Not only did she just turn 67 years old, […]

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Staging History

David Penhallow Scott’s Kauai roots date to the days of the monarchy, and he brings much of his historical knowledge to life in a new play, ‘Emma’s Last Dance,’ onstage this weekend at KCC Iconic plantation family names such as Wilcox, McBryde and Rice surround David Penhallow Scott as he speaks about his childhood on […]