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How Neighbor Islands Are Working To Address Overtourism In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Neighbor Islands Are Working To Address Overtourism In Hawaii

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.

Lawsuit Challenges Kauai’s Termination Of Youth Drug Treatment Contract Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2021

Lawsuit Challenges Kauai’s Termination Of Youth Drug Treatment Contract

Hope Treatment Services says Kauai County prevented it from meeting a deadline to open the inpatient drug treatment center.

Kauai Developer Wants Land Returned After County Delays Opening Drug Treatment Center Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2021

Kauai Developer Wants Land Returned After County Delays Opening 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company that donated nearly six acres to Kauai County for an inpatient drug treatment center, said the land deed is no longer valid.

Scientists Are Running Out Of Time To Save This Critically Endangered Kauai Bird Courtesy: Kauai Forest Birds Recovery Project

Scientists Are Running Out Of Time To Save This Critically Endangered Kauai Bird

The new data suggests the population of akikiki — a honeycreeper bird found only on Kauai —  may be declining faster than previously thought. 

An Explosion Of Green Parakeets Is Causing Big Problems On Kauai Courtesy: Arindam Aditya/2021

An Explosion Of Green Parakeets Is Causing Big Problems On Kauai

Wild rose-ringed parakeets feast on fruit and corn crops, screech noisily and attract rats. Researchers say native birds are at risk.

The Great Hawaii Rental Car Crisis: Is It Ever Going To End? Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2021

The Great Hawaii Rental Car Crisis: Is It Ever Going To End?

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 Suspended For Mocking Asians Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Kauai Police Chief Suspended For Mocking Asians

Kauai County officials on Friday publicly disclosed for the first time details of the disciplinary action taken against Police Chief Todd Raybuck for violating a county discrimination policy.

Kauai Police Chief’s Rising Star Began To Fall Last Year, Job Reviews Show Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Kauai Police Chief’s Rising Star Began To Fall Last Year, Job Reviews Show

Kauai Police Chief Todd Raybuck spent the last two years building community goodwill and fixing problems within his department.

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.

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