Bring on 2020: Some Democrats end year with campaign events

Many of the Democratic candidates looking to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020 are spending the last day of 2019 ringing in the new year with would-be supporters. Elizabeth Warren is marking her anniversary of forming a presidential exploratory committee with a speech at Boston’s Old South Meeting House on Tuesday highlighting how she’d stamp out government corruption. The Congregational church is famous for being the organizing point for the Boston Tea Party in 1773.

Report: Cadets gave Nazi salute as ‘sign of respect’

Correction officer trainees in West Virginia regularly gave the Nazi salute “as a sign of respect” for their instructor in the weeks prior to the release of a photo of the cadets with arms raised that triggered widespread outrage, state investigators said in a report Monday.

Buttigieg: I would not have wanted my son on Ukraine board

Pete Buttigieg said Monday that he “would not have wanted to see” his son serving on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company while he was leading anti-corruption efforts in the country, an implicit criticism of the controversy that has ensnared his 2020 Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden.

KIF conference to be a force in next decade

When conducting a Talk Story for this Sunday’s TGI at Thursday afternoon’s Kauai High basketball practice with Ipo Yoshioka, he reminded me of a trait of the Kauai Interscholastic Federation.

Raiders split home stand

Kauai High varsity boys basketball improved to 2-0 on the young Kauai Interscholastic Federation boys basketball season with a solid 56-45 win over Kapaa High before a strong audience that included Principal Marlene Leary garbed in Red Raider crimson at the Kauai High School gym Saturday night.

Rise of EVs

Two sleek cars — one red and the other blue — sit in adjoining parking spaces at Kukui Grove Center in Lihue. They are testimony to the speed with which Kauai is embracing electric vehicles.

Saving koi

Twenty koi are adjusting to their new home at The Point at Poipu resort, refugees from a pond off of the Wailua Reservoir that’s scheduled to run dry at the end of the year.