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October 2019

October 15, 2019

Kauai: Island’s Biggest Credit Union Grows Bigger In Effort To Remain Independent Allan Parachini

Kauai: Island’s Biggest Credit Union Grows Bigger In Effort To Remain Independent

Gather Federal Credit Union’s CEO estimates the number of credit unions in Hawaii has shrunk from nearly 100 to slightly more than 50 in the last decade.

September 2019

September 25, 2019

Kauai: A New Folk Music Festival In the Spirit Of King Kalakaua

Kauai: A New Folk Music Festival In the Spirit Of King Kalakaua

Blues icon Taj Mahal and bluegrass legend Peter Rowan will headline Kauai’s first large folk festival at the Grove Farm Museum.

September 03, 2019

Kauai: Residents Just Saved This Park From Becoming A Housing Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kauai: Residents Just Saved This Park From Becoming A Housing Project

County officials agreed that giving up park land for the proposed affordable housing was more than the community would tolerate.

August 2019

August 27, 2019

Kauai County Buys 400 Acres In Waimea Kauai County

Kauai County Buys 400 Acres In Waimea

The $5.3 million sale of agriculture land could be used for recreation, housing or economic uses, Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami said.

Kauai: New Rabbi Marks A Turning Point For Island’s Tiny Jewish Community Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: New Rabbi Marks A Turning Point For Island’s Tiny Jewish Community

The Jewish Community of Kauai will also celebrate the completion of a new Torah during the High Holidays.

August 02, 2019

Kauai: 14 Days Of Emergency Supplies? Who Has That? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Kauai: 14 Days Of Emergency Supplies? Who Has That?

Health department surveys provide the most detailed assessment yet of how people are responding to new state preparedness recommendations.

July 2019

July 29, 2019

Keeping Poor People Out Of Jail On Kauai Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

Keeping Poor People Out Of Jail On Kauai

The Kauai County prosecutor is betting a new policy for some traffic violations will help ease his overcrowded jail.

July 23, 2019

Kauai: Some Residents Are Waylaying Tourists On The North Shore Courtesy of Kuhio HIghway Regulation

Kauai: Some Residents Are Waylaying Tourists On The North Shore

Ever since the most distant stretch of the Kuhio Highway reopened, a group has been detaining nonlocal vehicles and passing out inaccurate parking information.

July 15, 2019

New Study Shows The Big Kauai Flood Took A Toll On Fish And Coral After All Cyril Fluck/Flickr

New Study Shows The Big Kauai Flood Took A Toll On Fish And Coral After All

Fisherman celebrated the abundance of fish flocking near the shore after the flood, but scientists say the damage left some species unhealthier.

July 11, 2019

Illegal Parking Fees Rise From $35 To $235 On Kauai’s North Shore Cyril Fluck/Flickr

Illegal Parking Fees Rise From $35 To $235 On Kauai’s North Shore

The steepened penalty is expected to deter problematic illegal parking near popular beaches, trailheads and attractions on Kauai’s secluded North Shore.

July 10, 2019

Federal Judge Rules Toxic Water Discharged Off Kauai Is Illegal U.S. District Court

Federal Judge Rules Toxic Water Discharged Off Kauai Is Illegal

Pesticides, heavy metals, sediment and other pollutants have been discharged by a state agency through an illegal plantation-era ditch system since 2015.

June 2019

June 19, 2019

Kauai’s Newly Reopened Park Is A Case Study In Controlling Tourism DLNR

Kauai’s Newly Reopened Park Is A Case Study In Controlling Tourism

Crowd control measures at the renovated Haena State Park will help state parks officials respond to staggering tourism growth.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Saving The Last Hawaiian Salt Ponds Courtesy of Santos Family

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Saving The Last Hawaiian Salt Ponds

The traditional making of Hawaiian salt used to occur across the islands. Now the last bastion in Hanapepe is threatened by activities at an adjacent airport.

June 10, 2019

Molokai, Kauai Groups Recognized For Restoring Sustainable Fisheries Cyril Fluck/Flickr

Molokai, Kauai Groups Recognized For Restoring Sustainable Fisheries

This is the first time the prestigious Equator Prize has been awarded to indigenous communities in the United States.

June 05, 2019

Former Las Vegas Captain Adapts To New World As Kauai Police Chief Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Former Las Vegas Captain Adapts To New World As Kauai Police Chief

Todd Raybuck commanded one of nine patrol divisions packed into a single city. Now he oversees a short-staffed department, and it can get lonely out there.

June 03, 2019

Kauai Plays A Growing Role Testing Technology For Tomorrow’s Nuclear Weapons Mike Bejarano and Mark Olona/Sandia National Laboratories

Kauai Plays A Growing Role Testing Technology For Tomorrow’s Nuclear Weapons

With little fanfare, experimental missiles are being launched at the Kauai Test Facility to test technologies being considered for future weapons programs.

May 2019

May 23, 2019

Kauai: As Crowds Grow, Tourists Will Start Paying to Visit The Most Popular Parks Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: As Crowds Grow, Tourists Will Start Paying to Visit The Most Popular Parks

The Department of Land and Natural Resources also hopes to cut in half the number of daily visitors to Haena State Park and its famed beaches and trails.

May 15, 2019

Kauai: Can $13 Million Save Lihue? Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Can $13 Million Save Lihue?

A federal grant to reconfigure roads in the core of this island’s county seat could spur enough private investment to bring back the good times.

May 09, 2019

Kauai: More Trouble For Hanalei As Unstable Hillside Forces Traffic Delays Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kauai: More Trouble For Hanalei As Unstable Hillside Forces Traffic Delays

Only one lane of the Kuhio Highway will be open on the stretch approaching the North Shore community for months.

May 08, 2019

Kauai Gets A Residential Drug Treatment Facility For First Time In Decades Kauai County

Kauai Gets A Residential Drug Treatment Facility For First Time In Decades

The eight-bedroom Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center in Kapaia was first proposed in 2003.