AI wins Agathon

Technology from Kauai took top honors at Hawaii’s first agriculture hackathon, a week-long event in Honolulu that started Jan. 13.

Conservation celebration

Hikers pass by thousands of plants while adventuring in the Kauai mountains; some endemic, some endangered and some incipient. Teaching the difference between them is a big part of the Kokee Resource Conservation Program, which is celebrating its 2oth anniversary this month.

Laurie Lewis to perform in Princeville

Award-winning original acoustic roots musician Laurie Lewis is going to be jamming on Kauai. “We love the beautiful Garden Isle,” Lewis said. “We feel very lucky, blessed to be able to do it.”

Keiki celebration

Did you know that the Kilauea Performing Arts have their Shrek musical production coming up March 12?

Red Raiders hold off Menehune

LIHUE — Kauai High School’s Finn Haake went for a bucket in the third quarter Wednesday night against Waimea at the Kauai High School gym. The shot was blocked by Waimea’s Jason Newall and the Menehune gained possession, triggering enthusiastic cheering from the several hundred people that jammed the Raiderdome for the Kauai Interscholastic Federation boys basketball game that saw the Red Raiders claim a 56-47 victory over Waimea.

Warriors beat Red Raiders 4-0

LIHUE — Warriors senior forward April Barnes scored two goals as Kapaa High School’s varsity girls soccer team defeated Kauai High School, 4-nil, on a windy Wednesday afternoon at Vidinha Stadium.

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

A divided House on Thursday passed an eleventh-hour plan to keep the government running. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find a way to keep federal offices open past a Friday night deadline.

Federal responsibility in nuclear attack alerts is unclear

A timeline shows Hawaii officials botched efforts to immediately correct a false missile alert over the weekend, taking more than 20 minutes to contact federal authorities for approval they didn’t need and then taking another 15 minutes to cancel the alert that was sent to mobile devices statewide.

Chair: US says Africa important but no apology for Trump

The chair of the Africa Group at the U.N. says U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told ambassadors that Africa is “very important for the United States” — but she didn’t apologize for President Donald Trump’s vulgar comment about the continent as they had demanded.

Amazon sweepstakes is narrowed down to 20 competitors

Amazon’s second home could be in an already tech-heavy city, such as Boston, New York or Austin, Texas. Or it could be in the Midwest, say, Indianapolis or Columbus, Ohio. Or the company could go outside the U.S. altogether and set up shop in Toronto.