Employee hurt trying to stop car theft

A man reportedly stole a vehicle from King Auto Center and an employee was injured trying to stop him Tuesday afternoon. According to verbal reports, the employee jumped on the hood of the vehicle but fell off as the suspect sped out of the parking lot.

Rising costs

According to the state self-sufficiency study, a single adult with no children needs to earn an hourly wage of $17.41 to be economically self‐sufficient. A two‐adult couple with no children needs a combined hourly wage of $22.80 to be economically self‐sufficient.

Top 5 scams in Hawaii

There are five common scams people in Hawaii might encounter. Report any fraudulent activity to the state Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs by calling toll-free (877) 447-2267.

Scams and fraud prevalent in Hawaii

Scams and fraudulent activities, especially those targeting kupuna, remain a problem. “There are so many scams out there that people are being taken advantage of,” said Eric Nordmeier, volunteer for Senior Medicare Patrol.

Seven miles and a wave good-bye

Of the few thousand miles I ran last year, seven stand out. Not necessarily because of the small arms fire to the left of me, or the heavy artillery explosives to the right, though that’s reason enough to remember them.

Obituaries for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

• Richard Shigeo Iwamoto • Fererico ‘Fred’ Ramelb • Crispina Melchor Gauiran • Reinaldo Alonzo Aurelio • Edward Osmenia Pascua • Eleanore Barbara Smith • Chauncey W. Pa • Dexter Kaido Yamamoto • Maria Leanor Banach Kapuy

Hawaii – Geneva of the Pacific?

Providing leadership and support for a strong and conscientious movement toward global peace and the dismantling of all nuclear weaponry must be Hawaii’s response to the events of this past Saturday morning.

Kauai Senior Softball season underway

Despite the massive traffic snafu and the threat of a missile attack, the Kauai Senior Softball League opened the 2018 season at Hanapepe softball complex. Under brilliant blue skies, league commissioner Pat Baniaga conducted the opening ceremonies, including leading the fans and teams in the national anthem and “Hawaii Pono‘i.”