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Kauai: The Pig Man Of The Garden Isle Courtesy of Rebekah Magers

Kauai: The Pig Man Of The Garden Isle

Nic Barca doesn’t just hunt pigs. He’s the resident scholar of all things porcine on the island.

How Many Kids In Hawaii Have Been Vaccinated? The State Doesn’t Know Getty Images/iStockphoto

How Many Kids In Hawaii Have Been Vaccinated? The State Doesn’t Know

The state Department of Health says a high percentage of schools haven’t reported the number of kindergarten students who’ve received vaccination waivers.

Kauai: Here’s A Place That Got Pounded With 519 Inches Of Rain Last Year Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Kauai: Here’s A Place That Got Pounded With 519 Inches Of Rain Last Year

The island’s highest point received monumental precipitation in 2018, and it wasn’t even ground zero for the rain bomb that caused April flooding.

Kauai: Picking Up The Pieces After Big Disasters Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Kauai: Picking Up The Pieces After Big Disasters

After last year’s big flood and hurricane damage, two local communities are finding their footing with disaster plans tailored for their areas.

Kauai: World’s Biggest Solar Power Plant Relies On A Flock Of Sheep AES Distributed Energy

Kauai: World’s Biggest Solar Power Plant Relies On A Flock Of Sheep

The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative is far ahead of the statewide schedule for conversion to alternative energy sources for producing electricity.

Kauai: Tourists Keep Coming To Queen’s Bath Despite The Deadly Danger Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Tourists Keep Coming To Queen’s Bath Despite The Deadly Danger

The county and a community association try to discourage visitors, especially during the wettest months, but tour books point the way.

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.

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.

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.