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Kauai’s Special Election For Prosecutor Gets A Second Candidate

Kauai’s Special Election For Prosecutor Gets A Second Candidate

Kauai Prosecutor Justin Kollar, who steered the county’s criminal legal system away from mass incarceration, resigned in September.

Kauai’s First Prosecutor Candidate Files For Special Election Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Kauai’s First Prosecutor Candidate Files For Special Election

Rebecca Like describes herself as a reform-minded candidate who would work to continue former prosecutor Justin Kollar’s legacy.

Critically Endangered Fern Rediscovered On Kauai Courtesy: DLNR/2021

Critically Endangered Fern Rediscovered On Kauai

Scientists had not seen the imperiled native fern in the wild for years, leading some to believe it could be extinct.

Controversial Kauai Glamping Resort Hits Stumbling Block Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Controversial Kauai Glamping Resort Hits Stumbling Block

A bill that would foil the planned luxury campground on a Princeville golf course got the green light from county planning commissioners.

Native Seabirds Keep Turning Up Dead On A Popular Kauai Walking Trail Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2021

Native Seabirds Keep Turning Up Dead On A Popular Kauai Walking Trail

Feral cats and off-leash dogs are killing wedge-tailed shearwaters at Kauai’s Makahuena Point. Efforts to stop the carnage so far haven’t worked.

Special December Election Set To Replace Kauai’s Prosecutor Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2020

Special December Election Set To Replace Kauai’s Prosecutor

Kauai Prosecutor Justin Kollar, who steered the county’s criminal legal system away from mass incarceration, is resigning later this month.

Kauai Police Chief Sued By Cop Who Complained Of Discrimination Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Kauai Police Chief Sued By Cop Who Complained Of Discrimination

Paul Applegate alleges he was passed over for a promotion because of his race — a claim that was found to be unsubstantiated.

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.

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