16 dead in election violence as Bangladesh goes to the polls

More than a dozen people reportedly died in election-related violence in Bangladesh on Sunday, as voters went to the polls to decide whether to give Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a third consecutive term amid critics’ claims that her leadership has become increasingly authoritarian.

AP PHOTOS: Election Day in 600-year-old Bangladesh city

Voters in Bangladesh went to the polls Sunday in the densely populated South Asian nation’s 11th general election to determine whether to give Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party a third consecutive term or hand the reins to a loose coalition of opposition parties in the hopes of change.

Tua leads Tide over Oklahoma

This season’s Alabama juggernaut has yet to be stopped, and Oklahoma’s shaky defense sure wasn’t going to get in the way. Maybe Clemson can.

Did 2018 usher in a creeping tech dystopia?

We may remember 2018 as the year when technology’s dystopian potential became clear, from Facebook’s role enabling the harvesting of our personal data for election interference to a seemingly unending series of revelations about the dark side of Silicon Valley’s connect-everything ethos.

Trump puts blame for child deaths at border on Democrats

In his first public statements on the deaths of two Guatemalan children in U.S. custody, President Donald Trump claimed they were “very sick” before they reached the border and foisted responsibility for their deaths on Democrats, yet both young migrants passed initial health screenings by Border Patrol.

Tagovailoa strikes strongest in Heisman duel

It would be naive to think that this one wasn’t personal. Players and coaches may have said the right things (while a few still hinted at the additional motivation), claiming it wasn’t Tua vs. Kyler and instead just another step on the championship road. Yet the tenor in the building, on the field and on the sidelines from the very first snap seemed to indicate otherwise.

UFC’s Rachael Ostovich visits Kauai

LIHUE — Local fight fans had the chance to meet one of UFC’s rising fighters. Rachael Ostovich talked story with patrons in a packed Kalapaki Joe’s in Lihue during a viewing party Saturday as the local sports bar showed the broadcast of “UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2.”

Many animals, too few people

Though it was raining Friday and she was far from home, Oregon visitor Stacey Whittemore found a way to lift her spirits and serve the Kauai community at the same time.

Making mochi for New Year’s

Kalani Murakami, recently graduated from college and living in California, was among the volunteers at the Kapaa Hongwanji Mission helping make mochi for New Year’s Saturday.

Rains deluge North Shore

Kuhio Highway in the vicinity of the Hanalei Bridge was closed for several hours Saturday during a flash flood warning for the island.

‘Recklessness,’ ‘negligence’

The Kauai Police Department’s top brass dismissed the findings of two separate internal investigations asserting that Officer Irvin Magayanes acted negligently and violated police protocol when he hit and killed an injured pedestrian several years ago, according to court documents and police records recently obtained by The Garden Island.

Da Shadow: Potholes

When is Omao Road scheduled to be repaved or repaired? The road has numerous large potholes that make it very unsafe for motorists.

Go hiking with the Sierra Club

The Kauai Group of the Hawaii Chapter Sierra Club welcomes the public to participate in a variety of outdoor adventures to explore the island with knowledgeable volunteer hike leaders.