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February 2020

February 04, 2020

FAA Abruptly Stopped Enforcement Action Against Hawaii Helicopter Tours Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

FAA Abruptly Stopped Enforcement Action Against Hawaii Helicopter Tours

The agency took 24 actions against three of the four helicopter tour companies with the most crashes over the past 20 years but stopped in 2013.

February 03, 2020

Kauai: Farmers Fight To Keep Irrigation System Running Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Farmers Fight To Keep Irrigation System Running

Updated. The state has announced its intent to shut down key reservoirs if the Legislature and a water cooperative don’t find a solution.

January 2020

January 29, 2020

Kauai: Council Weighs Resolution To Fix DHHL Mortgage Programs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kauai: Council Weighs Resolution To Fix DHHL Mortgage Programs

Updated. The County Council voted unanimously to pass the resolution Wednesday.

January 15, 2020

NTSB Report: Visibility Low When Kauai Tourist Helicopter Crashed NTSB photo by Brice Banning

NTSB Report: Visibility Low When Kauai Tourist Helicopter Crashed

The preliminary report also said that the helicopter’s pilot was on his eighth and final scheduled 50-minute tour flight of the day.

December 2019

December 26, 2019

Kauai Tour Helicopter Crash Kills All 7 Onboard Dan Dennison/Hawaii DLNR

Kauai Tour Helicopter Crash Kills All 7 Onboard

UPDATED: County officials confirmed Saturday that all six passengers, including three minors, and pilot died.

December 23, 2019

Kauai: Hemp Growers Battle Both State Restrictions And Medical Skeptics Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Hemp Growers Battle Both State Restrictions And Medical Skeptics

They hope the Legislature will move decisively to liberalize regulations that limit the marketing of hemp products.

December 03, 2019

Kauai: You Won’t Need A Car If You Live In This New Urban Village

Kauai: You Won’t Need A Car If You Live In This New Urban Village

The concept of living and working in close proximity has taken hold in Seattle and other mainland cities.

November 2019

November 27, 2019

Kauai: County Admits It Wrongly Allowed A Divisive Brush Cutting Project Gina Lobato

Kauai: County Admits It Wrongly Allowed A Divisive Brush Cutting Project

Critics say a homeowner was allowed to cut down trees and brush along a popular trail in order to improve his view.

November 18, 2019

Kauai: Helping Small Food Companies Cope With High Costs Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Helping Small Food Companies Cope With High Costs

A new business development program on Kauai aims to provide small operators with tools and resources to grow.

October 2019

October 30, 2019

Kauai Councilman Arrested For Assault Of Cop Kauai County

Kauai Councilman Arrested For Assault Of Cop

Councilman Arthur Brun is charged with first-degree assault of a law enforcement officer.

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.