A clean slate with every wash

Aeden Betts of the Kapaa High School Key Club said he was promoted Wednesday night during the All Saints’ Episcopal Chuch and Preschool Laundry Love at the Kapaa Laundromat.

Bee the best

Dylan Watanabe struggled with the “o” and “i” in “incorruptible,” and Keaupuni Miyake smiled Thursday night at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Puhi.

End of the line

Jesse Gomez was waiting in line at the Motor Vehicle Registration office Friday afternoon to register a vehicle he brought over from Oahu. He had pulled number E27. “DMV is DMV. Even if we’re in a chair, we still have to wait,” Gomez said. Then, laughing, he admitted that if given the choice, “I’d rather sit.”

Kauai jobless rate falls

Kauai’s jobless rate fell to 2.3 percent in December, from 2.7 in November, but up from 1.7 percent in December 2017.

Warriors 3-0 in season’s 2nd round

KAPAA — The Kapaa High School girls basketball team took control of the opening tipoff and never looked back Wednesday night during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation girls basketball games at the Bernice Hundley Gym.

Broadway experience

Debra Spung, a high school classmate of Anne Runolfsson, was definitely in attendance Saturday night when the Zonta Club of Kauai Foundation presented its “Heroine’s Song” as a fundraiser at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

Friendship House loves employers

The staff and members of Friendship House in Kapaa love the employers who provide opportunities for its members, and on Wednesday hosted representatives of those employers to a luncheon at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club.

Food for feds

As the government shutdown stretches into its fourth week, local organizations are stepping up to take care of federal employees feeling the strain of nearly a month without pay.

Still some salvinia

Many hands have removed large amounts of the invasive aquatic plant salvinia from the Kilauea River over the past few years, but nature’s April flooding really swept it downstream.