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Brittany Lyte

Brittany Lyte is a reporter for Civil Beat. You can reach her at blyte@civilbeat.com.
Attempt To Have Judge Arrested Fails In Coco Palms Case Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Attempt To Have Judge Arrested Fails In Coco Palms Case

An “arrest order” had targeted the judge who ruled against Native Hawaiian protesters who occupied a resort site on Kauai.

Authorities Oust Protesters From Coco Palms Resort Land Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Authorities Oust Protesters From Coco Palms Resort Land

A Native Hawaii group has been camping on the site where developers are planning a $135 million project.

Coco Palms Developer Fights Back With Its Own Native Hawaiian Research Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Coco Palms Developer Fights Back With Its Own Native Hawaiian Research

A Hawaiian consultant disputes the claims of the occupiers of a planned resort site on Kauai.

Brittany Lyte: The Imperiled Legacy Of The Hanapepe Salt Flats Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte: The Imperiled Legacy Of The Hanapepe Salt Flats

The last frontier of a centuries-old Hawaiian tradition is threatened from the air, from the sea, and from broken beer bottles.

No Sign Of Authorities Yet As Occupation Of Kauai Resort Continues Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

No Sign Of Authorities Yet As Occupation Of Kauai Resort Continues

The landowners request state assistance as Native Hawaiian protesters remain at the Coco Palms resort site.

Hundreds Turn Out To Back Hawaiian Occupiers Of Famed Coco Palms Site Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Hundreds Turn Out To Back Hawaiian Occupiers Of Famed Coco Palms Site

The 19th century home of Kauai’s last queen was later the resort where “Blue Hawaii” was filmed. Now a new resort is planned.

Brittany Lyte: A Family Legacy Goes Public On Kauai’s North Shore Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte: A Family Legacy Goes Public On Kauai’s North Shore

E-Trade founder Bill Porter and his wife Joan turned the area around Stone Dam into a menagerie of community attractions.
Brittany Lyte: Making Desolate Downtown Lihue Cool Again Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte: Making Desolate Downtown Lihue Cool Again

A $13.8 million makeover is planned for Kauai’s center of industry and government, and at least one private investor is on board in a big way.

Hawaii’s Marijuana Scene Takes Center Stage At Kauai Conference Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Marijuana Scene Takes Center Stage At Kauai Conference

Politicians and industry reps attend the event in Poipu, where visitors wonder why the islands haven’t legalized recreational use.

Brittany Lyte: A Mystery Photo Makes Its Way Back Home — 76 Years Later Takasawa Studio/ courtesy Judi Palumbo

Brittany Lyte: A Mystery Photo Makes Its Way Back Home — 76 Years Later

After the wedding photo was posted on Facebook, a Kauai woman immediately recognized the couple as her grandparents.

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.

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.

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