‘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.

Warriors take notes on first-round opponents

After securing a first-round bye, the second-seeded Kapaa Warriors have the luxury of watching first-round opponents Kamehameha-Hawaii and Roosevelt in an elimination game in the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II playoffs tonight on Hawaii Island.

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.

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.”

‘Legend Of Ko‘olau’ coming to Kauai

For Native Hawaiian actor Moronai Kanekoa, getting roles as an actor has been a struggle in Los Angeles, and even more so in finding roles as a Native Hawaiian in film or theatre.

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.

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.

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.

Forensic nurses respond to violence

LIHUE — Six sexual assault nurse examiners — Jennifer Antony, Charlene Ono, Ranelle Ka‘awa, Tami Ramil, Stephanie Huhn and Ceisha Judd — were recognized Monday by the Office of the Mayor and County Council, who brought forth a commendation and proclamation.

Councilmember charged

LIHUE — Kauai County Councilmember Arthur Brun was indicted Wednesday on felony charges for allegedly running from police during a traffic stop two weeks ago and hitting an officer with his car in the process.

KSA titles on the line

LIHUE — Hawaii Chaos’ Kingston Anakalea and Kaleb Panui each scored two goals to lead the 10 Under boys’ team to a 6-1 win over the Keahi Boys 10 Under team Sunday to advance Chaos into the finals of the Kauai Soccer Association fall season at the North Vidinha fields.

MADD wants to see red

HONOLULU — With upcoming holiday season parties and events involving alcohol, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Hawaii is ready to launch its “Tie One On for Safety” red-ribbon campaign.