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Allan Parachini

This Kauai Talk Show Is One Facebook Livestream You Don’t Want To Miss Screenshot

This Kauai Talk Show Is One Facebook Livestream You Don’t Want To Miss

Some of the state’s most prominent figures drop by regularly to discuss island issues and the coronavirus pandemic.

Kauai County Council Candidates Differ On How To Reopen For Tourism Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat/2020

Kauai County Council Candidates Differ On How To Reopen For Tourism

Only one candidate said the state should welcome tourists immediately without requiring some kind of testing or quarantine.

Incumbents Lead A Crowded Kauai Council Race Shaped By COVID-19 Screenshot

Incumbents Lead A Crowded Kauai Council Race Shaped By COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has restricted campaigning and made the economic crisis the dominant issue.

Kauai Food Businesses Persist During Pandemic Thanks To Grant Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai Food Businesses Persist During Pandemic Thanks To Grant

With money from Common Ground, two companies are finding ways to scale up and pivot away from tourism despite COVID-19.

Kauai Residents Scored Big At This Unusual Community Garage Sale — Even A Baby Grand Piano Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai Residents Scored Big At This Unusual Community Garage Sale — Even A Baby Grand Piano

Operators of a luxury resort hotel under renovation decided to give its used furnishings away to a number of nonprofits.

Could New Kauai Proposal Be A Model For Bringing Back Tourism? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Could New Kauai Proposal Be A Model For Bringing Back Tourism?

The plan to test travelers twice with a six-day quarantine in a designated hotel would apply to returning residents as well.

Hawaii’s Cesspool Problem Continues To Bubble Up As EPA Cracks Down

Hawaii’s Cesspool Problem Continues To Bubble Up As EPA Cracks Down

EPA is targeting hundreds of the largest disposal pits but Hawaii has about 88,000 cesspools still in use.

Architect Says Time Is Running Out To Save Kauai’s Coco Palms Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Architect Says Time Is Running Out To Save Kauai’s Coco Palms

The resort is likely headed for the auction block, but the building’s remaining concrete frames could lose their structural integrity before a new owner is in place.

Hawaii’s Internet Relies On Increasingly Tenuous Undersea Cables

Hawaii’s Internet Relies On Increasingly Tenuous Undersea Cables

Two of the three cables connecting the islands are old, and now one of them is the subject of a bankruptcy court hearing.