Congressman saw aide as ‘soul mate,’ but denies misconduct

A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania who settled a former aide’s sexual harassment complaint with taxpayer money said Tuesday that he developed a deep affection for her and reacted badly when she began dating another man, but never harassed her or pursued a romantic relationship.

State plan empowers pupil learning

With a good plan, every student can succeed in school. The state Department of Education received approval from the U.S. Department of Education of its state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act. Federal officials shared the authorization of the plan during a call with state DOE leadership Friday morning.

Kalapaki studio combines hip hop, contemporary dance instruction

Dancing is an activity that keeps adults healthy and youths out of trouble. “The island is so small and there’s so much drugs out there that we’d rather have a dance studio for kids to come to be safe,” said Mary Rapacon, mother of one of Kauai’s hippest dance instructors.

Kauai sending 6 teams to state Science Olympiad

Following a week’s delay due to the false missile alert and heavy traffic due to an accident on Kauai Jan. 13, the final standings of the 10th Annual Kauai Regional Science Olympiad were announced after Island School and St. Catherine School were allowed to make up their events this past Saturday.

Invitation for KUW funding opens

Nonprofit organizations that provide human services to the people of Kauai are invited to apply for Kauai United Way funding for the period of July 2018 through June 2019, said Scott Giarman, KUW executive director.

Lawmakers: Ige speech lacks details

Affordable housing, creating quality jobs, education and traffic were top priorities Gov. David Ige spoke of during his State of the State address Monday from the State Capitol in Honolulu.

5 unbeatens remain early in senior softball

An overnight rain storm left the two Kauai Senior Softball diamonds in muddy and sloppy conditions. The wily seniors showed their legendary experience and were able to compete in six slippery games and play remarkably well in the sludge. It just goes to show you can’t stop a determined group of makule ball players.

Raiders re-write swim record book

Kapaa High School sophomore Maddie Hoesel added her fourth state qualifying swim Saturday during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation qualifying swim meet hosted by Kauai High School at its pool.

Kauai, Kapaa claim KIF paddling crowns

Kauai High School paddling coach Lori Parraga had a good day Saturday during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation championship paddling regatta on the Wailua River.

After girl’s killing, Pakistani women speak out on abuse

The brutal rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl whose body was left in a garbage dump, has unleashed a wave of revulsion around Pakistan, revealing a string of child abductions and killings by a suspected serial predator and generating outrage at a culture of silence surrounding sexual abuse.