Ige issues executive order

Ige orders review of emergency management system, takes responsiblity for false missile alert; Employee who pushed button reassigned

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from MLK holiday

At gatherings across the nation, activists, residents and teachers honored Martin Luther King Jr., the late civil rights leader, on what would have been his 89th birthday and ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. King’s daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, urged people to remember her father by doing “an act of kindness toward someone of another race” between now and April 4, the day the Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968.

Hundreds converge on Times Square to protest racism, Trump

Hundreds of Haitian-Americans and others have rallied in Times Square in New York City to denounce racism and remarks that President Donald Trump is said to have made disparaging African countries and questioning further U.S. acceptance of Haitian immigrants.

Trump goes after the Dem who surfaced his immigration remark

President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment Monday on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal.

Israel slams Palestinian leader over anti-Trump speech

Israeli leaders slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Monday for a fiery, invective-filled speech against President Donald Trump, in which he proclaimed the U.S. role as arbiter of the Mideast conflict over, attacked the administration’s envoys and described Israel as a colonial conspiracy.

Kauai hoopsters take round 1

The Kauai High School boys basketball held off a strong late-game challenge from Kapaa to take a 48-46 edge out of the Bernice Hundley Gym Saturday night before a crowd that appeared to be emotionally drained from the day’s events that created havoc with Kauai Interscholastic Federation event scheduling.

Kapaa, Waimea control 2nd week of KIF wrestling

Kapaa controlled the girls arena, racking up three of four matches, and Waimea controlled the boys arena with two of four matches Saturday during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation wrestling match held at the Kapaa High School campus.

Happy Camper for Monday, January 15, 2018

Bernie Tangalin and El Doi (she was shopping!) braved the missile alert to man the Retired Senior Volunteer Program collection tables Saturday at the Kmart store for the service project done as part of the Martin Luther King Day observance (Gerald Ako said the Hawaii Government Employees Association march and sign-waving campaign is moved to this morning after being delayed by Saturday’s false alert).

We need to understand Korea

The outstanding presentation “Putting Korea in Context,” given by Jon Letman and Mark Ombrello at KCC, was an opportunity to understand the situation between the USA and North Korea.

Money flows to watersheds

Kauai has more than 144,000 acres of land that are part of the island’s system of watersheds. The lands are part of Hawaii’s more than 2 million acres of watersheds, which just received an infusion of $770,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for protection and preservation.