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.
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.
ISTANBUL — Military-aged men fled Russia in droves Friday, filling planes and causing traffic jams at border crossings to avoid being rounded up to fight in Ukraine following the Kremlin’s partial military mobilization.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An approaching storm threatens to delay NASA’s next launch attempt for its new moon rocket, already grounded for weeks by fuel leaks.
NEW YORK — Frustrated, anxious but also a tad hopeful, young activists staged a coordinated “global climate strike” Friday to highlight the effects of global warming and demand more aid for poor countries hit by wild weather.
UNITED NATIONS — In four days of fiery speeches over war, climate change and the threat of nuclear weapons, one issue felt like an afterthought during this year’s U.N. General Assembly: the coronavirus pandemic.
UNITED NATIONS — Two of the world’s most persistent conflicts punctuated debate at the United Nations on Friday, as the annual gathering of world leaders deviated from the dominating issue of the war in Ukraine.
HONOLULU — A 52-year-old Hawaii man was indicted this week on multiple counts after he allegedly forced a 15-year-old girl to tie up her boyfriend, then kidnapped and sexually assaulted her, as well as forced her to smoke meth.
LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Adult Day Center, located on Kress Street near Hamura’s Saimin and in the back of the Lihu‘e Christian Church, joins other adult day centers across the country in observing the third week of September as National Adult Day Services Week.
LIHU‘E — Writer and photographer John Wehrheim arrived on Kaua‘i in 1971, fresh out of college, to produce a three-part series for the Sierra Club called “Paradise Lost.”
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.
LIHU‘E — After a recent series of failed votes on housing measures, proposals to address the affordable housing crisis were back on the table at Wednesday’s Kauaʻi County Council meeting.
• 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
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.
LIHU‘E — In early 2017, Grove Farm donated almost six acres of land to the county to be used for an youth drug-treatment center.