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November 2017

November 08, 2017

Brittany Lyte: How To Be A ‘Morally Conscious’ Tourist Courtesy of travel2change

Brittany Lyte: How To Be A ‘Morally Conscious’ Tourist

A “voluntourism” enterprise pairs tourists with unique experiences that benefit the local communities on three islands.

November 03, 2017

Brittany Lyte: Therapy Atop Surfboards On Kauai Courtesy of Sharon Pancho

Brittany Lyte: Therapy Atop Surfboards On Kauai

Hundreds of volunteers come together once a month to help people with disabilities catch waves in Hanalei Bay.

October 2017

October 25, 2017

Kauai Mayor Wants To Be Hawaii’s Lieutenant Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kauai Mayor Wants To Be Hawaii’s Lieutenant Governor

Stressing education and family issues, Bernard Carvalho Jr. joins a crowded field of candidates for the state’s No. 2 job.

October 19, 2017

Kauai Powerlines Are Killing 1,800 Seabirds A Year U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Kauai Powerlines Are Killing 1,800 Seabirds A Year

An analysis by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service predicts that all colonies of two endangered bird species on the island could vanish as early as 2050.

October 13, 2017

Mass Stranding Of Whales On Kauai Jan TenBruggencate

Mass Stranding Of Whales On Kauai

UPDATED: At least five whales have been found dead and others may have been attacked and killed by sharks or injured on the rocks.

October 09, 2017

Honolulu Rail Deal Fallout: Neighbor Islands Want A More Open Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Deal Fallout: Neighbor Islands Want A More Open Legislature

County councils say state lawmakers should follow open meeting laws, even though they’re not legally required to.

October 03, 2017

ACLU Sues To Challenge FDA Limits On Access To Abortion Pill Courtesy of Graham Chelius

ACLU Sues To Challenge FDA Limits On Access To Abortion Pill

A Kauai physician says the federal restrictions prevent women on his island from being able to end pregnancies there.

September 2017

September 29, 2017

Brittany Lyte: Sustainable Food Movement Flourishes On Kauai’s North Shore Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte: Sustainable Food Movement Flourishes On Kauai’s North Shore

A community garden and incubator lots are just the beginning, say organizers looking to answer “big questions about things like food security.”

September 25, 2017

Retail Shops On Hawaii Farmland: Kauai Dispute Could Set A Precedent Courtesy of LBD Coffee

Retail Shops On Hawaii Farmland: Kauai Dispute Could Set A Precedent

A company points to a 2012 state law as it sues for the right to sell its coffee beans and cigars on agricultural land.

Brittany Lyte: The Deadliest Beach On Kauai Might Surprise You Courtesy: Kyle Pearce/Flickr

Brittany Lyte: The Deadliest Beach On Kauai Might Surprise You

A researcher analyzed drownings over 42 years. The beach with the most fatalities isn’t considered the most hazardous.

September 21, 2017

Brittany Lyte: Even Bird Lovers Glad Night Football Is Returning To Kauai Nathan Eagle/Honolulu Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte: Even Bird Lovers Glad Night Football Is Returning To Kauai

The Friday night high school tradition was put on hold because stadium lights endangered Newell’s shearwater chicks.

August 2017

August 28, 2017

Brittany Lyte: These Kauai Schools Opt For Farm-To-Table Lunches Courtesy of Malama Kauai

Brittany Lyte: These Kauai Schools Opt For Farm-To-Table Lunches

Poi and lau-lau, not burgers, are the focus of healthier menus at two charter schools taking part in a $170,000 pilot program.

August 21, 2017

Brittany Lyte: Has Kauai Finally Found A Site For A New Landfill? Brittany Lyte/ Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte: Has Kauai Finally Found A Site For A New Landfill?

After a decade of effort, the county has located a preferred site for a new $65 million facility. But the plan will likely face NIMBY opposition.

August 15, 2017

Brittany Lyte: Kauai’s Shifting Sands Offer Clues To Beach’s Future Brittany Lyte/ Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte: Kauai’s Shifting Sands Offer Clues To Beach’s Future

A local scientist is trying to understand how development might affect Wailua beach near the Coco Palms resort site.

August 07, 2017

Brittany Lyte: Can Tiny Houses Fix This Big Problem? LiveWell Hawaii Modular Homes

Brittany Lyte: Can Tiny Houses Fix This Big Problem?

A 480-square-foot house recently built on Native Hawaiian trust land in Kauai is a pilot project for dealing with a dire housing shortage.