Weather Service says rain on the way
Wet, windy weather is expected to hit the islands by the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service.
"We still have some doubts about the timing and intensity," said Tim Craig, a forecaster in Honolulu.
The weather service is forecasting heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding and strong, southwesterly winds hitting Kaua'i late tomorrow, moving across O'ahu and Maui on Friday and the Big Island soon after.
Search for new police chief on
LIHU'E, Kaua'i The Kaua'i Police Commission, after months of reviewing and setting standards for the post, is formally requesting applications for the job of police chief.
The position oversees the Police Department's 173 sworn officers and civilian employees. A minimum of five years in law enforcement and three years in management is required.
Former Police Chief George Freitas served eight years before retiring in October with a $200,000 severance package.
Deputy Chief Wilfred Ihu was scheduled to retire but has been serving as police chief until a new chief is selected. Applications are available from commission executive assistant Shelley Teraoka at (808) 241-6300.
Oregon man dies at resort
LIHU'E, Kaua'i A 70-year-old visitor from Dallas, Ore., died Monday while swimming in the Pono Kai Resort pool in Kapa'a.
Police said Lloyd Denney was swimming with his wife when he lost consciousness. An autopsy has been scheduled.
House defers action on three bills
Action on three bills aimed at reforming Hawai'i's public schools was put off yesterday in the state House.
One of the measures would allow students at least 16 years of age to run for the state Board of Education and have full voting rights.
The others would allow for the creation of local school boards expanded School Community Based Management councils at each public school and give the Board of Education more authority in school management and operations.
House members gave preliminary approval to all three measures on Friday. All still require one more vote of approval before being sent to the Senate for consideration.
Harris speaking in Hong Kong
Mayor Jeremy Harris is in Hong Kong this week to speak about sustainable cities at an environmental conference of Asia-Pacific leaders.
The Asia-Pacific Leadership Forum event was convened by the United Nations and the People's Republic of China to explore ways of implementing sustainable development at the municipal level.
Town hall event set in Wai'anae
Homelessness, drugs, park conditions and the planning of parks along the Wai'anae Coast will be some of the issues addressed tomorrow at the monthly Malama O Wai'anae Town Meeting hosted by Honolulu City Council member Mike Gabbard.
The public is invited to attend the meeting at 7 p.m. in the Arts and Crafts Room at Wai'anae District Park.
For more information, call 692-5831.