Tagovailoa injured in Alabama’s 38-7 win at MSU

Tua Tagovailoa injured his hip while being dragged down late in the first half on what was likely his final series of the day and No. 4 Alabama went on to beat Mississippi State 38-7 Saturday in a game that might have cost the Crimson Tide its star quarterback.

Fungi talk today in Kilauea

Learn all about mushrooms, including which ones you can eat, at a symposium and tea in Kilauea aimed at illuminating the world of “Fascinating Fungi.”

‘Believe’ it

Five-year-old Iris, of Kapaa, battling a gastrointestinal disorder, recently wrote her letter to Santa at Macy’s Kukui Grove Center as part of the Macy’s Believe letter-writing campaign benefiting Make-A-Wish.

Early screening can and does save lives

Though the nation’s lung-cancer survival rate is rising, Hawaii ranks below average for early-stage diagnosis and lung-cancer survival, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.

Walmart renovations blessed

Mark Perriello, Kauai Chamber of Commerce president, said Walmart Lihue is more than a very important store. It is a builder of communities.

More money for protection of coral

LIHUE — Hawaii coral reefs are one step closer to receiving nearly $10 million more in federal funding thanks to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee approval of the Restoring Resilient Reefs Act.

House Finance members to visit

LIHUE — Members of the state House Finance Committee, chaired by Rep. Sylvia Luke, will tour sites on Kauai to view firsthand several projects and programs supported by the Legislature.

Drive-by shooter gets 15 years

LIHUE — A Kapaa man who shot up a McDonald’s was resentenced Thursday to 15 years in jail, five less than the 20-year term he was given a decade ago.

Red Kettle Kickoff Saturday

LIHUE — The Salvation Army Lihue Corps and Hanapepe Corps are hosting a Red Kettle Kickoff at Kukui Grove Center from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the food court.

As state clears ditch, traffic backs up

WAILUA — As rush hour dawned Wednesday morning, state Department of Transportation workers fired up chain saws to continue a ditch-clearing project that has been putting a kink in traffic between Lihue and Kapaa.