Walmart hosts free wellness event

Walmart is inviting customers to Walmart Wellness Day, where they can get free health services and resources. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at all 10 Walmart stores in the islands, including Lihue.

Climate rally on Friday at KCC

A “Global Climate Strike” is set for 1 p.m. Friday at Kauai Community College. It will be one of hundreds of such gatherings around the world that day. The intention is to raise awareness about the need for global and local climate action.

Jack Harter removes debris

The Jack Harter Helicopters ohana assisted the Kauai Chapter of Surfrider Foundation this week in removing 55 super sacks of marine debris from remote stretches of Kauai’s eastern shoreline.

Meeting targets natural resources

LIHIE — The East and West Kauai Soil and Water Conservation Districts are holding an important Local Work Group meeting for Kauai agricultural producers representing crops and livestock, private forest land owners, and other professionals representing agricultural and conservation interests.

Schatz joins push to protect Amazon

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) led a group of 13 senators in writing a pair of letters to corporate signatories to the New York Declaration on Forests, calling for the major companies and financial firms to wield their influence to combat the ongoing fires and runaway deforestation in the Amazon.

Survey looks at keiki sport options

HONOLULU — A new report released by the Sports & Society Program at the Aspen Institute analyzes the state of youth sports in Hawaii and offers recommendations to grow access to quality sport options for all children.

Allegations don’t prove someone’s guilt

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) issued a statement Sunday in response to the publication of reporting from the New York Times regarding the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh:

After the flood: program at KCC

The National Tropical Botanical Garden and Kauai Community College’s collaborative Earth Matters public lecture series continues at 5:30 tonight.

How to plan advanced care

LIHUE — Wilcox Medical Center is hosting free advance-care planning sessions and to talk with family, friends and health-care providers regarding their preferences about medical treatment if they ever become unable to speak for themselves.

Hanalei School closed Monday

Hanalei School was closed Monday and there was no bus transportation service for students residing in Hanalei to Haena who attend Kapaa Middle and High School

Job fair on Thursday

KILAUEA — The first North Shore Career Fair is set for 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Porter Pavilion at Anaina Hou Community Park.

Koloa School fire drill set

Koloa School will be having a fire drill and an all-school evacuation drill on Wednesday, Sept. 25, and school staff are requesting people in the area drive slowly and watch for students and traffic on Poipu Road during the event. The drill begins at around 8:15 a.m.