At 30-day mark, shutdown logjam remains over border funding

Thirty days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse Sunday than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise.

Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock

A private rescue boat with dozens of migrants aboard sought permission for a second day to enter a safe port Sunday, but said so far its queries to several nations haven’t succeeded. Another vessel crowded with panicking migrants and taking on water, meanwhile, put out an urgent, separate appeal for help in the southern Mediterranean.

Talk Story – Fred Birkett

Fred Birkett recently came on board as director of Alakai O Kauai Charter School at Kahili Mountain Park. He sat down last week after a long day to chat with The Garden Island.

Homecoming

It’s good to be back. That was my thought when my wife and I wandered into Tahiti Nui in Hanalei last Sunday.