As the Hawaii Tourism Authority shifts from marketing to tourism management, the counties are taking matters into their own hands with new hotel bans and airport shuttle systems.
Hope Treatment Services says Kauai County prevented it from meeting a deadline to open the inpatient drug treatment center.
Grove Farm, the development company that donated nearly six acres to Kauai County for an inpatient drug treatment center, said the land deed is no longer valid.
The new data suggests the population of akikiki — a honeycreeper bird found only on Kauai — may be declining faster than previously thought.
Wild rose-ringed parakeets feast on fruit and corn crops, screech noisily and attract rats. Researchers say native birds are at risk.
Some island leaders say it’s time to implement smarter visitor management strategies that don’t involve large fleets of rental cars.
Kauai Police Chief Todd Raybuck spent the last two years building community goodwill and fixing problems within his department.
Kauai County Councilwoman Felicia Cowden says a Board of Ethics complaint against her is politically motivated.