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Hawaii Senate Confirms New Judges For Kauai, Big Island Screenshot/2022

Hawaii Senate Confirms New Judges For Kauai, Big Island

Attorney Gregory Meyers’ nomination survived questionable allegations from a Kauai deputy prosecutor.

Conservationists Threaten Lawsuit Over Endangered Species Risk At Luxury Condo Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2022

Conservationists Threaten Lawsuit Over Endangered Species Risk At Luxury Condo

The site of a planned luxury condo development may also contain critical habitat for a pair of endangered species: the Kauai cave wolf spider and the Kauai cave amphipod.

Kauai State Park Renamed To Debunk False Russian History Mike Coots/Civil Beat/2018

Kauai State Park Renamed To Debunk False Russian History

The rebranding of a Hawaii State Park comes on the heels of the federal indictment of an accused secret Russian agent who spent years trying stop efforts to rename it.

Kauai Residents Unload About Overtourism At DOT Meeting Fllickr.com/Jay Bergesen/2012

Kauai Residents Unload About Overtourism At DOT Meeting

State transportation officials had a hard time winning over the north shore residents despite proposals for eight projects.

Can An Ancient Hawaiian Fishpond Turn A Profit? Courtesy: Kauai Sea Farm/2022

Can An Ancient Hawaiian Fishpond Turn A Profit?

The owners of a recently restored Kauai fishpond are setting out to prove that this cultural resource can also be a money-maker.

Endangered Blind Spiders And Ancient Burials Spur Angst Over Luxury Condo Project Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2022

Endangered Blind Spiders And Ancient Burials Spur Angst Over Luxury Condo Project

No one knows for certain what lies underground at a vacant parcel that’s being developed on Kauai.

These 3 Hawaii Beaches Have Chronic Pollution Problems Courtesy: Surfrider Foundation

These 3 Hawaii Beaches Have Chronic Pollution Problems

Surfrider Foundation shares its top 10 list of popular U.S. beaches that fail to meet health standards for recreational users.

Expansion Plan For Lihue Airport Is Riling Residents Already Tired Of Over-Tourism Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2021

Expansion Plan For Lihue Airport Is Riling Residents Already Tired Of Over-Tourism

The governor said it’s unfortunate that the consultants hired by the state Department of Transportation may be “tone deaf” to the community’s concerns.

Retaliation Accusations Could Sink Biden’s Nominee For US Marshal In Hawaii Hawaii News Now

Retaliation Accusations Could Sink Biden’s Nominee For US Marshal In Hawaii

Michael Contrades was a defendant in a federal lawsuit that settled for $1.8 million and included a provision that he stay away from the Kauai Police Department until his alleged victim no longer worked there.

Ex-Kauai Councilman Sentenced To 20 Years For Leading Meth Ring Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Ex-Kauai Councilman Sentenced To 20 Years For Leading Meth Ring

Arthur Brun was a sitting Kauai County Council member when he led a methamphetamine ring supplied by an infamous prison gang.