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December 2018

December 28, 2018

Kauai: Zuckerberg Could Still Absorb Tiny Parcels Into His Estate Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Zuckerberg Could Still Absorb Tiny Parcels Into His Estate

The Facebook founder said he would no longer try to acquire “kuleana” parcels held by families for generations on Kauai’s North Shore, but now they’re being auctioned off.

December 14, 2018

Kauai: Wash Off Those Invasive Species After A Hike Or Backcountry Drive Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Wash Off Those Invasive Species After A Hike Or Backcountry Drive

A few precautions can prevent the spread of undesirable plants and critters, ecotourism operators are told. But the advice applies to everyone.

December 06, 2018

Kauai: Tiny Radio Station Spreads Its Show Islandwide — And Beyond Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Tiny Radio Station Spreads Its Show Islandwide — And Beyond

KKCR, which started broadcasting from the North Shore in 1994 and manages to stay on the air 24/7 with a paid staff of five and some volunteers, is trying to build a statewide audience.

November 2018

November 21, 2018

Kauai: On A Now Empty Beach, Signs Of Nature’s Comeback Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: On A Now Empty Beach, Signs Of Nature’s Comeback

Kee Beach, once nearly loved to death by tourists, is now a place of solitude after last spring’s punishing storms cut it off from the rest of the island.

November 08, 2018

Kauai: The End Of An Era For Election Day Polling Places Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: The End Of An Era For Election Day Polling Places

When the Garden’s Isle’s 14 precinct stations shut down Tuesday night, it might have been for the last time. An all-mail ballot experiment begins in 2020.

November 06, 2018

Kawakami Leads For Mayor On Kauai; Victorino in Maui County Allan Pararchini/Civil Beat

Kawakami Leads For Mayor On Kauai; Victorino in Maui County

A new political era will begin on Kauai with the departure of longtime Mayor Bernard Carvalho, who is term-limited out.

Maui Voters Want Tougher Fines For Unlicensed Airbnbs Airbnb

Maui Voters Want Tougher Fines For Unlicensed Airbnbs

On Kauai, voters were rejecting an amendment that would repeal the current term limits on County Council members.

October 2018

October 22, 2018

In Kauai Mayor’s Race, Rapozo Faces Uphill Battle Against Kawakami

In Kauai Mayor’s Race, Rapozo Faces Uphill Battle Against Kawakami

The County Council chairman looks for a turnaround after being significantly outpolled by the former state representative in the primary.

October 18, 2018

Kauai: Prominent Native Hawaiian Activist Arrested At Encampment Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Prominent Native Hawaiian Activist Arrested At Encampment

Robin Danner and her son, Garrett, were arrested Wednesday after a confrontation when authorities tried to evict a former caretaker at Kumu Camp.

October 17, 2018

Kauai County Council Elections Shaping Up As A Free-For-All Allan Pararchini/Civil Beat

Kauai County Council Elections Shaping Up As A Free-For-All

The winners must deal with several looming issues, including combating climate change, worries over the relentless growth of tourism and maintaining the island’s rural lifestyle.

October 12, 2018

Kauai: Council Members Want To End Term Limits — On Themselves Screen shot

Kauai: Council Members Want To End Term Limits — On Themselves

The chief proponent of the ballot measure is Councilman Ross Kagawa. If it fails, he could be term-limited out in 2020.

October 10, 2018

Kauai: A Rising Tide Of Abandoned Cars On The Garden Isle Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: A Rising Tide Of Abandoned Cars On The Garden Isle

Rusting hulks have become a common sight at otherwise scenic beach parks. The county is on pace to remove 1,300 vehicles this year.

October 01, 2018

Kauai: How This Popular DJ Became ‘Part of the Family’ On The Garden Isle Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: How This Popular DJ Became ‘Part of the Family’ On The Garden Isle

Ron Wiley, a fixture at KONG radio for more than three decades, spent months talking locals through Hurricane Iniki and its aftermath.

September 2018

September 18, 2018

Kauai: This Drag Revue Goes On After Star Performer’s Suicide Allan Pararchini/Civil Beat

Kauai: This Drag Revue Goes On After Star Performer’s Suicide

A man who inspired well-attended monthly performances in the Native Hawaiian stronghold of Anahola was despondent over losing his job.

September 12, 2018

Kauai: Mayor Bernard Carvalho Ponders A Future Outside Of Politics Allan Pararchini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Mayor Bernard Carvalho Ponders A Future Outside Of Politics

The bigger-than-life leader needs time to figure out what’s next, because he never expected to lose in the Democratic primary for LG.

September 10, 2018

Time Is Literally Running Out For This Historic Kauai Radio Station D. Okayama

Time Is Literally Running Out For This Historic Kauai Radio Station

WWVH has been keeping track of time for the world for the past 70 years.

August 2018

August 29, 2018

Man Drowns In Flood-Swollen Stream On Kauai AP

Man Drowns In Flood-Swollen Stream On Kauai

It’s the first death attributed to Lane, a onetime hurricane that has deluged Kauai after skirting past the islands.

August 28, 2018

Kauai: Lane Resoaks Areas That Were Deluged In April Storm Hawaii Department of Transportation

Kauai: Lane Resoaks Areas That Were Deluged In April Storm

UPDATED: The Kuhio Highway is closed near Hanalei, where business activity has come to a standstill. Sound familiar?

August 15, 2018

Kauai: Body Cameras Are Police Officers’ New Best Friends Allan Pararchini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Body Cameras Are Police Officers’ New Best Friends

Garden Isle cops have been wearing cameras since 2016. There was some initial reluctance, but now “it’s part of our uniform.”

August 13, 2018

Kauai: There May Be No Stopping Derek Kawakami’s Mayoral Campaign Allan Pararchini/Civil Beat

Kauai: There May Be No Stopping Derek Kawakami’s Mayoral Campaign

Meanwhile, a political newcomer emerges in the County Council race on a day when some of the island’s few voters were inspiring.