Leanna Thesken gets part of broadcasters’ 440k in awards

The Hawaii Association of Broadcasters Inc. has awarded $43,000 in academic scholarships this year to assist students in their pursuit of college study with career goals of working in the local broadcast industry in Hawaii. Among those receiving scholarships is Kauai’s Leanna Thesken, who is attending Point Loma Nazarene University.

Peace, baby

Leland Pappert was feeling the peace and harmony Sunday afternoon.

$300k for veterans cemetery

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will award a total of $309,220 in federal funding to the Hawaii Office of Veterans’ Services to expand Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Waimea royalty shines in the rain

The misting rains that punctuated the Kauai Interscholastic Federation football games were not unfavorable to the Waimea High School homecoming court Friday during the gridiron matchup with Kapaa at Hanapepe Stadium, where a bunch of white convertibles quietly waited below the scoreboard.

Hawaii Island has spent nearly $10M in eruption response

Hawaii County could receive more than $300 million in state and federal funding to support recovery and response efforts stemming from the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano, but only a portion of funding has so far been obtained, and even less has been spent, as the county works to cement long-term recovery plans.

A call for poets, poetry lovers

The Live Poets Society encourages students grades five to 12 to enter its first student poem contest — “From A Bird’s Eye”— open for entries until Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Peace Day spread over three days

HANAPEPE — Peace Day events will start as early as Friday morning, said Gerald Hirata of the Kauai Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji. International Day of Peace is observed globally on Sept. 21.

Woman’s statements to be used at trial

LIHUE — A judge on Tuesday ruled that statements a Koloa woman made to police before she was informed of her right to remain silent can be used against her at her upcoming trial.

‘Our hopes are high’

With a focus on health, wellness, youth, open spaces and education, the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation has harnessed thousands of hours of volunteer effort and established itself as a philanthropic player on the North Shore.

KPD hosts free car seat check today

In recognition of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Kauai Police Department will be hosting a free car seat safety inspection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Walmart.

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.