Kapa‘a makes history in Honolulu rain

HONOLULU — One word describes the Kapa‘a High School football team’s 61-7 win over Kamehameha Schools-Maui Thursday night in soggy conditions at Da Skippa Dias field at Farrington High School: historic!

Filipino culture celebrated on Rizal Day

LIHU‘E — Rizal Day is a day of mourning for Jose Rizal, considered a national hero in the Philippines, as well as victims of the Spanish colonial rule of the Philippines. Rizal’s death by execution is observed on Dec. 30 by Filipinos

Six Menehune make KIF Cheer All-Stars

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation Cheer champion Waimea High School team landed six of the twelve All-Star positions, in the announcement of the KIF Cheerleading All-Stars, Thursday.

Visitor spending increased in November

LIHU‘E — Preliminary visitor statistics show that visitor spending this past November hit around $1.18 billion, according to the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT).

Happy Camper for Friday, December 31, 2021

Olaf from Disney’s “Frozen” was supposed to meet up with Princesses Mirabel Madrigal (she’s so new from Disney’s “Encanto,” Macee Martinez had to make up her costume) and Anna from “Frozen.”

House committee says Trump privilege claim should be tossed

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol says the Supreme Court should let stand an appeals court ruling that the National Archives turn over documents from former President Donald Trump that might shed light on the events leading up to and including that day.

Biden talks sanctions, Putin warns of rupture over Ukraine

WILMINGTON, Del. — President Joe Biden has warned Russia’s Vladimir Putiin that the U.S. could impose new sanctions against Russia if it takes further military action against Ukraine, while Putin responded that such a U.S. move could lead to a complete rupture of ties between the nations.

Israel approves 4th vaccine dose for most vulnerable

TEL AVIV — Israel has approved a fourth vaccine dose for people most vulnerable to COVID-19, an official said Thursday, becoming one of the first countries to do so as it braces for a wave of infections fueled by the omicron variant.

UK reports surge in COVID deaths, builds temporary wards

LONDON — The U.K. reported a sharp increase in coronavirus-related deaths Thursday as the National Health Service announced it was building temporary structures at hospitals in England to prepare for a possible surge of patients infected with the highly transmissible omicron variant.