‘We need to be a voice’

Trachelle Iwamoto did not walk alone in Saturday’s third annual Working Together to Prevent Suicide Prevention and awareness walk. She carried a picture of her good friend Dylan, who took his own life in June. He was 13 years old.

Trump urges Justice Department probe of ‘resistance’ writer

President Donald Trump declared Friday the U.S. Justice Department should work to identify the writer of a bitingly critical New York Times opinion piece, purportedly submitted by a member of an administration “resistance” movement straining to thwart his most dangerous impulses.

In search of a rebirth

Four months after the April flood that put the North Shore off-limits to visitors and most others, there was talk of a rejuvenation of marine life. More coral and more fish, thanks to there being almost no people in the water.

Suicide prevention and awareness walk is Saturday

Last year on Kauai, 24 people took their life. On the average, there are an estimated 25 attempts for every person who died by suicide according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. That equates to 600 attempts lastyear on Kauai.

Strong start and finish, too

For Will Stedman, Sunday’s Kauai Marathon “was perfect.” The Kilauea man ran his second-fastest marathon in four hours, three minutes and one second. He was never passed after the eight-mile mark, clocked his fastest miles late in the race and, coming down the stretch, was joined by his 10-year-old daughter for a strong finish.

A ‘crazy’ good life

JT Service shouted this question over and over to nearly 200 keiki on Saturday: “I need to know one thing. Are you ready to run?” And the answer, each time, was the same. “Yeahhhhh!”

On the road to recovery

Brandon Wong is a fighter. Always has been. A fighter in life and in the cage. It was that fighting spirit that brought him back from injuries suffered in a serious car accident earlier this year to be ready for today’s Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon.