Festival of Lights finale tonight

There is one more opportunity to take in the free 22nd annual Festival of Lights before it closes its 2018 run at the Historic County Building in Lihue.

Fireworks, music on New Year’s Eve

A New Year’s Eve celebration at Poipu Beach Park starts at 5 p.m. and will feature music, games and fireworks, all free courtesy of the Poipu Beach Resort Association and Koloa-Poipu-area businesses.

Man arrested when he shows up for court

A Koloa man who posted bail after he was arraigned earlier this week on multiple drug and gun possession charges was arrested again Friday when he showed up to court for his scheduled preliminary hearing.

Poets write to the soul

Members of the Kauai “Live Poets’ Society” (LPS) are presenting their first live poetry program for the public, “Life is in the Word,” on Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m., at the Lihue Public Library.

A home to call their own

KAILUA-KONA — Destin Foree was overcome with emotion as he stood at the steps of a Kailua-Kona condo with his wife and four sons as the key to the front door was given to them — permanently.

Akira Williams makes marks at KIF swim

LIHUE — Two individual swimmers and six relay teams made their mark by qualifying for the state K. Mark Takai Hawaii High School Athletic Association 2019 championship meet last Saturday when the Kauai Interscholastic Federation opened its 2018-2019 swim season hosted by Kapaa High School at the YMCA pool.

Snyder signs bill to make Michigan ballot drives tougher

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed a law making it harder for groups to put proposals on the Michigan ballot, imposing a geographical-based requirement that may prevent them from gathering signatures for petitions mainly from the most populated areas.