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Allan Parachini

Kauai: Mayor On Curfew — ‘I’m Willing To Be Criticized For Overreacting’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kauai: Mayor On Curfew — ‘I’m Willing To Be Criticized For Overreacting’

Derek Kawakami, frustrated by the tourist influx, imposed a curfew for the island.

Kauai: Violent March Storm Soaks The Island Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Violent March Storm Soaks The Island

The Hanalei River overflowed as it did in the destructive April 2018 flooding, but Kuhio Highway west of Hanalei on Tuesday had not sustained the severe damage it did in that storm.

 

Kauai: The Depth of Arrested Council Member’s Troubles Shouldn’t Have Been A Surprise Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kauai: The Depth of Arrested Council Member’s Troubles Shouldn’t Have Been A Surprise

I, like others, believed Arthur Brun’s story that he had turned his life around after earlier legal problems. His recent arrest for allegedly running a meth ring showed we missed a lot of warning signs.

This Helicopter Safety Bill Is Unenforceable. Why Do So Many Lawmakers Support It? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

This Helicopter Safety Bill Is Unenforceable. Why Do So Many Lawmakers Support It?

Spurred by recent tour helicopter crashes in Hawaii, the proposed legislation would set stiffer state requirements for tour pilots. But the feds, not the state, regulate the skies.

Kauai: Hawaiians Use Shuttle To Drop Knowledge On Tourists Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Hawaiians Use Shuttle To Drop Knowledge On Tourists

A company worked with scholars to develop a message that educates visitors en route to the North Shore about the place and its people.

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.

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.

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.

Tour Helicopter Crashes — And Flights — Have Escalated In Recent Years Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Tour Helicopter Crashes — And Flights — Have Escalated In Recent Years

A recent spate of crashes in the last two years — including the deadly crash on Kauai that killed 7 people last month — has put the industry under increased scrutiny.