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Brittany Lyte

Vrbo Will Help Kauai Bust Illegal Vacation Rentals Flickr: Marc Tarlock

Vrbo Will Help Kauai Bust Illegal Vacation Rentals

The partnership between the county and the travel platform is expected to help oust illegal listings from the Vrbo website.

Coronavirus Has Offered Kauai’s Mayor A Political Breakout Moment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Coronavirus Has Offered Kauai’s Mayor A Political Breakout Moment

Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami’s decisive handling of the COVID-19 pandemic — and the Garden Isle’s relatively low disease infection count — has won him praise locally and statewide.

Grove Farm Is ‘Disappointed’ In Planned Changes For Kauai Rehab Facility Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Grove Farm Is ‘Disappointed’ In Planned Changes For Kauai Rehab Facility

In a letter to Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami, Grove Farm President and CEO Warren Haruki said he is disappointed that the original vision for the facility “was not given a chance to succeed.”

Kauai Reports First COVID-19 Case In Nearly 10 Weeks Flickr: Marc Tarlock

Kauai Reports First COVID-19 Case In Nearly 10 Weeks

An adult male resident received a positive test result for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to Kauai health officials.

This Kauai Doctor Is Helping Revolutionize Drug Treatment For Inmates Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

This Kauai Doctor Is Helping Revolutionize Drug Treatment For Inmates

The state is seeking a $650,000 federal grant to set up a pilot program for using medication-assisted treatment to address drug dependency in corrections facilities statewide.

These Kauai Cops Are Tired Of Racist Police Killings, Too Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

These Kauai Cops Are Tired Of Racist Police Killings, Too

Kauai’s police chief is encouraging officers to attend protests and have candid conversations with citizens — and each other.

Kauai Has A New Plan For Its Vacant Residential Drug Treatment Facility Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Kauai Has A New Plan For Its Vacant Residential Drug Treatment Facility

The director of Hope Treatment Services said the county broke his contract to provide inpatient drug treatment to youth because it couldn’t obtain a license to operate fast enough.

How These Hawaii Kupuna Battle Loneliness During The Pandemic Courtesy Hale Makua

How These Hawaii Kupuna Battle Loneliness During The Pandemic

Care facilities restrict visits from family members and friends because of COVID-19, leaving many elderly people feeling isolated.

People Are Avoiding The Doctor Due To COVID-19 Fears Cory Lum/Civil Beat

People Are Avoiding The Doctor Due To COVID-19 Fears

ER visits are way down at most hospitals. So too are visits for preventive care like colonoscopies or eye exams.