Menehune clinches first round in KIF softball

LIHU‘E — Waimea softball pitcher Taelor Camelo threw a no-hitter, and the Menehune went on to take the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation softball Round 1 crown following its 10-0 shutout over Kaua‘i High School at Isenberg Park.

Kaua‘i Poke Fest returning to Koloa Landing Resort

PO‘IPU — The Koloa Landing Resort announced the Kaua‘i Poke Fest with Sam Choy and Friends will take place at the Po‘ipu resort on June 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. with live entertainment, celebrity chefs, and more than 500 pounds of ahi poke.

Happy Camper for Friday, March 24, 2023

Kudos to Tess Shimabukuro and the Gather Federal Credit Union (how long has Gary Pacheco been a member?) on breaking ground on their seventh branch (did you remember they have a Koloa Branch, too near the Old Mill Ice Cream parlor — they got Kaua‘i Coffee Po‘ipu Estate for sale).

Dance students perform Saturday in Lihu‘e

LIHU‘E — A pair of Garden Island Dance students, Cleopatra Bell-Gray, 11, and Leila Yamamoto, 17, have auditioned for and been accepted into the Ballet Hawai‘i three-week summer intensive training session, according to operators of the Nawiliwili studio.

Celebrating agriculture with free plants

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau is celebrating National Agriculture Week by joining with its many partners to give away free vegetable starters on Saturday during the Agriculture Week Celebration at Kukui Grove Center.

Gather Federal Credit Union breaks ground in Kilauea

KILAUEA — Gather Federal Credit Union will be present in Kilauea following a period of absence, said Gather FCU President and CEO Tess Shimabukuro on Wednesday, as she led a small group during the groundbreaking for the credit union’s newest branch.

Kaua‘i seeks funding for pre-planning of new road and trail

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i County Council approved a move to apply for $800,000 in funding for the initial planning of two infrastructure projects aimed at constructing a major road and trail system on Kaua‘i. But its still likely to be several years before either project approaches the development stage.

Fans enjoy splits at KIF volleyball opener

LIHU‘E — Fans got their money’s worth on Tuesday night when the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation opened its 2023 boys volleyball season with contests at Wilcox Gymnasium at Island School, and Kaua‘i High School gym that accommodated several hundred people.

Fed raises key rate by quarter-point despite bank turmoil

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Reserve extended its year-long fight against high inflation Wednesday by raising its key interest rate by a quarter-point despite concerns that higher borrowing rates could worsen the turmoil that has gripped the banking system.

Fox, Dominion argue over legal standards to prove defamation

WILMINGTON, Del. — Lawyers for Fox News and a voting machine company tangled Wednesday over the high bar to prove defamation in a $1.6 billion lawsuit that has embarrassed the conservative network over its airing of false claims related to the 2020 presidential election.

Analysis: China’s sway over Russia grows amid Ukraine fight

MOSCOW — It was a revealing moment during Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s tightly scripted visit to Moscow: Standing in the doorway of the Grand Kremlin Palace, he told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the two of them were “witnessing the changes that haven’t been seen in more than a century, and we are pushing them together.”