LIHU‘E — People waiting to contribute to the Toys for Tots campaign are able to drop off their contributions at any of the Kaua‘i fire stations, said Capt. Rod Green of the U.S. Marine Corps League that coordinates the Toys for Tots campaign on Kaua‘i.
LIHU‘E — Kapa‘a High School senior Callum Meredith committed to the Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan to bowl for the Blue Devils after he graduates.
LIHU‘E — Saturday marked the midpoint of the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i 16 Days of Activism, Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women.
LIHU‘E — About 17% of registered Kaua‘i voters have already returned their ballots for the Prosecuting Attorney Special Primary Election.
ATLANTA — Less than a year after losing the presidency, Donald Trump has set out to reshape the GOP in his image across the nation’s top political battlegrounds, sparking bitter primary battles that will force candidates and voters to decide how much to embrace Trump and his grievances.
JACKSON, Miss. — The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it is ending its investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, the Black teenager from Chicago who was abducted, tortured and killed after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman in Mississippi.
WASHINGTON — The former chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence is cooperating with the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, according to a person familiar with the matter.
AUSTIN, Texas — The Justice Department sued Texas on Monday over its new redistricting maps, saying the plans discriminate against minority voters, particularly Latinos, who have fueled the state’s population boom.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is ready to warn Vladimir Putin during a video call Tuesday that Russia will face economy-jarring sanctions if it invades neighboring Ukraine as the U.S. president seeks a diplomatic solution to deal with the tens of thousands of Russian troops massed near the Ukraine border.
NEW YORK — A British woman testified Monday that Ghislaine Maxwell pressured her into giving Jeffrey Epstein sexual massages when she was still a teenager, assuring her she would have “fun” with him.
JERUSALEM — Jerusalem municipal officials on Monday froze plans to build a contentious large Jewish settlement at an abandoned airport in east Jerusalem.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing t o protest Chinese human rights abuses, the White House confirmed Monday, a move that China has vowed to greet with “firm countermeasures.”
HERAT, Afghanistan — Over the course of an hour on a recent night, the bus waiting in the Herat station filled with passengers. Mostly young men, they had no luggage, just the clothes on their backs, maybe a bag with some bread and water for the long road ahead of them.
WASHINGTON — Russia’s military buildup on the border with Ukraine will be the top focus of talks between President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, but there are plenty of other thorny issues on the table as well, including cyberattacks, human rights, and US-Russian relations that a Kremlin spokesman says are overall in “a rather dire state.”
PEARL HARBOR — A few dozen survivors of Pearl Harbor are expected to gather Tuesday at the site of the Japanese bombing 80 years ago to remember those killed in the attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.
HONOLULU — From the empty shores of Oahu’s Waikiki Beach to the snowy summit of the Big Island’s highest peak, an unusually strong winter storm is clobbering the Hawaiian Islands and raising the threat of dangerous flash floods, landslides and crashing tree limbs.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — The U.S. Navy announced Monday that it is suspending use of a massive World War II-era fuel storage complex above a Hawaii aquifer that supplies nearly 20% of Honolulu’s drinking water — following days of complaints that tap water smells like fuel and has sickened some people.
And where was the Ninja Bread at Made In Hawai‘i? Ann Hashisaka of Kaua‘i Kookie brought the gingerbread people (minis and big guys) for Made In Hawai‘i, where she joined her sister Ruth Hashisaka, who came down special to help Ann and June Ikemoto at the Grove Farm Market craft-fair component Saturday in Puhi.