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UPDATED: The Kuhio Highway is closed near Hanalei, where business activity has come to a standstill. Sound familiar?
Garden Isle cops have been wearing cameras since 2016. There was some initial reluctance, but now “it’s part of our uniform.”
Meanwhile, a political newcomer emerges in the County Council race on a day when some of the island’s few voters were inspiring.
Maui’s Victorino and Kauai’s Kawakami lead in the most recent returns for mayor, while dozens of county council seats get fresh blood.
Authorities routinely recover dirty syringes and other big-city drug paraphernalia. All manner of prescription painkillers are turning up.
Local fishermen say the impact of the April storm on tourism has been a boon to the fish population.
The bottlers have long sought a permit to validate the taking of a small amount of spring water that some customers say has healing qualities.
With the North Shore’s marquee destinations still off-limits to tourists, the small town has become a packed daytime destination.
The Hawaii market develops a taste for meat born, raised and slaughtered in the islands, and these ranchers are happy to serve it up.
But a UH archaeologist says the Russian presence was minimal — and any plan should focus on the fort’s place in Native Hawaiian history.
Fixing Kuhio Highway will be costly and complicated, but may provide impetus for a long-term plan limiting daily visitors in the area.
Kauai County had already cracked down on hundreds of remote visitor rentals. The flood might have doomed many more.
The Garden Island already uses renewable energy sources for 43 percent of its electricity, with more solar and hydropower on the way.
The state’s detailed assessment of damage includes destroyed homes and roads, lost tourism dollars and PTSD among residents.
The islands’ cane crop will never return to the production levels of plantation days, but it’s essential for these local businesses.