Occupied Ukraine holds Kremlin-staged vote on joining Russia

KYIV, Ukraine — A Kremlin-orchestrated referendum got underway Friday in occupied regions of Ukraine that sought to make them part of Russia, with some officials carrying ballots to apartment blocks accompanied by gun-toting police. Kyiv and the West condemned it as a rigged election whose result was preordained by Moscow.

As shelters fill, NYC weighs tents to house migrants

NEW YORK — New York City’s mayor says he plans to erect hangar-sized tents as temporary shelter for thousands of international migrants who have been bused into the Big Apple as part of a campaign by Republican governors to disrupt federal border policies.

‘Eat the Invasives’ dinner returns Saturday

WAIPA — The Waipa Foundation and Kona Brewing Hawai‘i host the return of Makana Waipa: Eat the Invasives dinner this Saturday, Sept. 24, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Waipa Foundation Community Complex along Kuhio Highway just west of Hanalei.

Pop Warner football scores reach 100

LIHU‘E — The Hanapepe Colts in the 14-Under 8-Man squad contest fell to Kapa‘a, 46-54 when the Kaua‘i Pop Warner Football League presented its weekly lineup of games, Sunday at the Vidinha Stadium where the Kaua‘i Soccer Association was also hosting its weekly fall season contests at the North Vidinha fields.

Obituaries for Friday, September 23, 2022

• Judith David Irons (Judy Bell) • Richard John Gonsalves Sr. • Ricardo Sales Fermin • David Cecelio Otoman • Loretta ‘Lori’ Ellen Ventura • Tatsuo Steven Shiraki • John ‘JP’ Alexander Kalimahana Punua • Rosemarie Ubongan • Alice M. Nishihira • Joshua Y.M. Hew

Menehune makes it 5-0; clinch first half

LIHU‘E — With just one more series of games remaining in the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation girls volleyball first round, Waimea High, School, without admitting it, wrapped up the first round in straight sets over Kaua‘i High, the first-round title being reinforced when Kapa‘a dropped to Island School in straight sets.

Hirono introduces bill to combat ROD

WASHINGTON — Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) introduced legislation to combat rapid ‘Ohi‘a death (ROD), which has killed more than a million ‘ohi‘a trees in Hawai‘i since its discovery in 2014.

Drive-thru flu-shot clinic Saturday at Longs

LIHU‘E — Longs Drugs, the Hawai‘i Medical Service Association and The Garden Island newspaper are presenting a drive-thru flu shot clinic at the Kukui Grove Center Longs location Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.