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Allan Parachini

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.

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.

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?

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.”

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.

Kauai: No Island Is Immune From The Opioid Scourge Courtesy of Kauai County

Kauai: No Island Is Immune From The Opioid Scourge

Authorities routinely recover dirty syringes and other big-city drug paraphernalia. All manner of prescription painkillers are turning up.

Kauai: A Tiny Company’s Big Battle Over Water Rights Courtesy of Kauai Springs Water

Kauai: A Tiny Company’s Big Battle Over Water Rights

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.

Kauai: Why Hanalei Has Turned Into A Traffic Nightmare Allan Parachini

Kauai: Why Hanalei Has Turned Into A Traffic Nightmare

With the North Shore’s marquee destinations still off-limits to tourists, the small town has become a packed daytime destination.

Kauai: Biggest Local Election In A Generation Allan Pararchini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Biggest Local Election In A Generation

New political blood is assured as six candidates seek the mayorship and a whopping field of 24 seek posts on the County Council.