Zuckerberg, Chan pledge $1 million

In response to severe flooding on Kauai, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg have pledged to donate $1 million to organizations working tirelessly to assist the community’s storm relief efforts as well long-term recovery.

Kauai’s resilience will rise to the top

The devastation, as we all know by now, is staggering on the North Shore. Homes destroyed. Roads washed out and buried in landslides. Vehicles overturned. People stranded. Animals perished.

New karate school opening

Adrian Labrador said he uses the discipline (in karate) to help with his life. “My wife passed about a year-and-a-half ago,” Labrador said. “I use the martial arts discipline to help overcome my sorrow and grief.”

National Day of Prayer celebration May 3

A broad diversity of prayers, songs and chants from many different religious and spiritual traditions on Kauai will ring out from the Moikeha Building rotunda to celebrate the theme of “Pray for America — Unity,” at the annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, from 9 to 11 a.m.

1 more in mayoral race

Lenny Rapozo, director of the county Department of Parks and Recreation, has officially filed his papers for the upcoming mayoral race.

Menehune tennis sweep Voyagers

LIHUE — Island School dropped two sets by default to give Waimea a 5-0 win in the girls and a 3-2 edge to the Waimea boys Tuesday during a Kauai Interscholastic Federation tennis match that was rescheduled following a rainout Saturday at the Kauai Community College tennis courts.

Kauai beats Island to stay in 2nd round contention

LIHUE — The Red Raider boys won at home to stay within one game of the second round lead with one match left in the regular season. Kauai High School’s varsity boys volleyball team defeated Island School in straight sets Tuesday evening — 25-17, 25-14 and 25-12.

Kapaa takes Waimea in straight sets

KAPAA — Kapaa’s Kiran Costa had nearly 30 hits for points, and Justin Faidley added key blocks and his share of hits to lead Kapaa to a 3-0 win — 25-17-25-20, and 25-21 — over Waimea on Tuesday during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation boys volleyball games at the Bernice Hundley Gym in Kapaa.

Deadly plane failure raises questions about safety of widely used engine

A commercial airplane’s engine failure over Pennsylvania on Tuesday bears similarities to problems on another plane less than two years ago, but federal investigators declined to say there was cause to worry about a class of engine shared by both aircraft and used by hundreds of airlines around the world.

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar’s army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country’s north.

Calif. governor says deal reached on National Guard mission

California reached an agreement with the federal government that the state’s National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers, Gov. Jerry Brown said. The announcement comes after a week of uncertainty in which President Donald Trump bashed the governor’s insistence that troops avoid immigration-related work.