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January 2021

January 11, 2021

Kauai Realtors See Uptick In People Buying Houses Sight-Unseen Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Kauai Realtors See Uptick In People Buying Houses Sight-Unseen

Relocations to Kauai from the mainland have become so common that it’s hard to drive more than a few miles on the island without seeing multiple out-of-state license plates.

January 07, 2021

Monk Seal Killings On Kauai Highlight Human Threat To Endangered Species Courtesy: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Monk Seal Killings On Kauai Highlight Human Threat To Endangered Species

A new study found that human activity was to blame for more than half of all known seal deaths in the islands over the past quarter century.

December 2020

December 30, 2020

Kauai Wants Back In Pre-Travel Testing Program Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Kauai Wants Back In Pre-Travel Testing Program

Travelers who test negative could skip Hawaii’s 10-day quarantine as long as they stayed three days on a neighbor island before going to Kauai.

December 24, 2020

Could This Housing Project Be A Model For Addressing Homelessness On Kauai? Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Could This Housing Project Be A Model For Addressing Homelessness On Kauai?

 The complex is still under construction, but is already housing most of the homeless families who had been living in four county beach parks.

December 15, 2020

Kauai Businesses: ‘We Can’t Survive’ Without Travel Marcus Bloss/Civil Beat

Kauai Businesses: ‘We Can’t Survive’ Without Travel

With tourism effectively canceled for the 2020 holiday season, a number of Kauai resorts and businesses are closing again — some for good.

December 10, 2020

How A Kauai Java Sparrow Became Mr. Baby Snuggles Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

How A Kauai Java Sparrow Became Mr. Baby Snuggles

The orphaned bird found a home with an animal-loving couple on the North Shore.

December 08, 2020

State Gives Nearly $5M For Kauai School, Bridge Repairs Flickr: Marc Tarlock

State Gives Nearly $5M For Kauai School, Bridge Repairs

The money will provide critical infrastructure improvements — and badly needed jobs.

December 04, 2020

This Kauai Nonprofit Is Trying To Change How People Buy Their Food Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

This Kauai Nonprofit Is Trying To Change How People Buy Their Food

Food hubs provide a way for farmers to sell their crops outside of grocery stores.

November 2020

November 30, 2020

Kauai County Council Joins Fight Against Proposed Glamping Resort Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai County Council Joins Fight Against Proposed Glamping Resort

The plan to develop luxury camping at a Princeville golf course may eventually run afoul of a newly reenergized county ordinance covering open spaces.

November 27, 2020

Hawaii Gov OKs Kauai Plan To Opt Out Of Pre-Travel Test Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gov OKs Kauai Plan To Opt Out Of Pre-Travel Test

Gov. David Ige says Kauai can require 14-day quarantine for all arrivals.

November 10, 2020

Kauai Lets Chandler Family Keep Running Their Vacation Rental Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai Lets Chandler Family Keep Running Their Vacation Rental

County officials said their hand was forced due to their own inaction on the permit.

November 09, 2020

The Long-Simmering Feud Over This Kauai Rental Property May Finally Be Coming To A Head Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

The Long-Simmering Feud Over This Kauai Rental Property May Finally Be Coming To A Head

The well-known Chandler family’s property is on the agenda for this week’s Kauai planning commission meeting, signaling a possible end to a 20-year permitting dispute.

November 03, 2020

Former Mayor Bernard Carvalho On His Way To Kauai Council Courtesy: Léo Azambuja

Former Mayor Bernard Carvalho On His Way To Kauai Council

The former Kauai mayor is likely to join at least three council incumbents.

November 02, 2020

Kauai Bets Big With CARES Money To Boost Local Beef Industry Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai Bets Big With CARES Money To Boost Local Beef Industry

The federal dollars will be used to make cattle ranching more viable as a business.

October 2020

October 30, 2020

Aaron Feinberg: Kauai Photographer Turned Weather Guru Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Aaron Feinberg: Kauai Photographer Turned Weather Guru

When he’s not shooting nature, he’s dispelling conspiracy theories and issuing forecasts on Facebook.

October 22, 2020

Kauai Restaurants Bar ‘Unquarantined Travelers’ From Dine-In Service Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai Restaurants Bar ‘Unquarantined Travelers’ From Dine-In Service

A few businesses have taken the extra precaution as the state loosens COVID-19 restrictions.

October 14, 2020

This Kauai Businessman Can Scrape By For A Few Months, But Then Something Has To Change Courtesy: Kit Furderer

This Kauai Businessman Can Scrape By For A Few Months, But Then Something Has To Change

Kit Furderer used to bring in six figures a year. Now he’s living on $500 a week in federal assistance.

October 06, 2020

This Kauai Tour Guide Now Offers Quarantine Delivery Service Courtesy: Maria "Maria Coco" Camero

This Kauai Tour Guide Now Offers Quarantine Delivery Service

Even when the state reopens to tourism in mid-October, Maria “Coco Maria” Camero said she won’t be able to pick up where she left off with her successful tour guiding business. For now, she’s catering to the needs of quarantined residents and visitors.

September 2020

September 28, 2020

Princeville Glamping Project Would Require Affordable Housing Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Princeville Glamping Project Would Require Affordable Housing

A lawyer for the community association expects a time-consuming approval process that could end up in court.

Coronavirus Relief Funds Are Helping These Workers Train For New Careers Courtesy: Vimal Singh

Coronavirus Relief Funds Are Helping These Workers Train For New Careers

More than 300 people applied for 24 openings in a job training program for Kauai residents who lost work due to the coronavirus.