Gabbard seeks Hawaii student entries

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announced she is accepting submissions from Hawaii middle and high school students for the Congressional App Challenge, a nationwide app competition.

Peace party in Hanapepe Sept. 21

A celebration of peace will take place in Hanapepe Sept. 21 to commemorate and continue the legacy of two local residents whose visions for peace left an indelible mark in the community.

Kauai Hospice volunteer training scheduled

Kauai Hospice will be holding a three-day training course in early October for those who are interested in providing emotional, physical, and spiritual comfort to patients in private homes and nursing facilities, and assistance for their families.

Registration opens for obstacle/trail run

Registration is open for the annual Ohana Fit Fest presented by Wilcox Health, a 5K and 10K obstacle trail run/walk. This fun family event is hosted by the non-profit Kauai North Shore Community Foundation, and is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6.

UH awarded $4.1M for STEM workforce

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, announced that the National Science Foundation has awarded more than $4.1 million to the University of Hawaii to promote diversity and improve engagement in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

Man gets 15 years for robbery

A man who escaped the Kauai Community Correctional Center and went on a crime spree in 2016 was sentenced Tuesday to 188 months, just over 15 years, imprisonment for robbing both a bank and a pharmacy on Kauai.

Animal Balance clinic moves to Kilauea

Animal Balance, the nonprofit on island doing a spay and neuter campaign for cats, wrapped up their clinic in Kapaa Friday and volunteers are now in Kilauea at a private residence.