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Kauai Councilwoman In The Hot Seat After Accepting Paid Trip To Russia Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai Councilwoman In The Hot Seat After Accepting Paid Trip To Russia

Kauai County Councilwoman Felicia Cowden says a Board of Ethics complaint against her is politically motivated.

How Addressing Hawaii’s Affordable Housing Crisis Could Help Farming Efforts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Addressing Hawaii’s Affordable Housing Crisis Could Help Farming Efforts

Farmers say housing insecurity threatens their ability to retain employees and makes it difficult to ramp up production.

Kauai Wants To Reopen Beaches. That Could Put Homeless Back On The Streets

Kauai Wants To Reopen Beaches. That Could Put Homeless Back On The Streets

The county’s shelter-in-place program granted some homeless people a measure of stability. Now that it’s over, they say they have nowhere to go.

Cocktails To Go? Hawaii Restaurants Hope Service Will Outlast The Pandemic Flickr: Rick

Cocktails To Go? Hawaii Restaurants Hope Service Will Outlast The Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted dozens of states to allow bars and restaurants to sell to-go alcohol. Will Hawaii’s new liquor policy stick after the virus subsides?

Should Hawaii Invest To Help Workers Displaced By The Pandemic Find New Careers? Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Invest To Help Workers Displaced By The Pandemic Find New Careers?

Hawaii paid hundreds of unemployed tourism workers to learn new job skills last year. Now state lawmakers want to create a permanent jobs corps — but no one knows how to fund it.

‘My Words Have Caused People Pain’: Kauai Police Chief Apologizes For Anti-Asian Remarks Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

‘My Words Have Caused People Pain’: Kauai Police Chief Apologizes For Anti-Asian Remarks

Chief Todd Raybuck has done a good job by most accounts and some local leaders say losing him would be a setback for the island. But others including the police union see it differently.

Made In Hawaii? This Innovative Startup Can Help You Promote Your Product Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Made In Hawaii? This Innovative Startup Can Help You Promote Your Product

When the pandemic hit, the start-up ditched its hospitality-focused components and zeroed in on a goal to help Hawaii food entrepreneurs reach a larger audience.

New Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Raises Hopes For Overall Effort Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Raises Hopes For Overall Effort

Lt. Gov. Josh Green said the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine could put Hawaii on the path to vaccinating most residents by early summer if delivery is ramped up.

Did An Abusive Relationship Lead To A Young Woman’s Involvement In A North Shore Murder? Courtesy: Hawaii News Now

Did An Abusive Relationship Lead To A Young Woman’s Involvement In A North Shore Murder?

A woman charged in the 2017 beating death of Telma Boinville says she didn’t participate in the killing.