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Can GMO Mosquitoes Save Kauai’s Endangered Birds? Lucas Behnke

Can GMO Mosquitoes Save Kauai’s Endangered Birds?

In Florida, the idea is being considered to battle Zika and dengue. But scientists have long considered a similar approach to help birds.
Kauai Plane Crash Victims Identified Courtesy: Kauai County

Kauai Plane Crash Victims Identified

Autopsies were conducted and county officials released the names of the five deceased.
Environmental Law Group Threatens Suit Over Pesticides On Kauai Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Environmental Law Group Threatens Suit Over Pesticides On Kauai

Earthjustice demands the Department of Agriculture get a Clean Water Act permit or halt chemical pollution on the west side of Kauai.
Visitor Drowns Swimming Off Kauai Flickr: Dave and Margie Hill

Visitor Drowns Swimming Off Kauai

He was 57 years old, visiting from Washington, D.C.
Contaminated Water: When Should The Public Be Warned? Courtesy: Surfrider Foundation

Contaminated Water: When Should The Public Be Warned?

The state found high levels of bacteria in a Kauai stream, but posted no warnings because the waste is from animals. Surfrider Foundation says that's a problem statewide.
Why The Big Island Is So Unhealthy Olja Latinovic/Flickr.com

Why The Big Island Is So Unhealthy

In a national study of health at the county level, Oahu ranks highest in the Aloha State and the Big Island lowest.
Pod Squad: Kauai Police Chief — Body Cam Effort Has Been ‘Difficult’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Kauai Police Chief — Body Cam Effort Has Been ‘Difficult’

Chief Darryl Perry is moving ahead with the camera program despite concerns of the police union and intends to start using the cameras very soon.
Kauai Police Chief Vows To Implement Body Cams Despite Union Concerns Flickr: West Midlands Police

Kauai Police Chief Vows To Implement Body Cams Despite Union Concerns

Kauai is poised to become the first Hawaii police department to implement a body camera program. But its negotiations with the police union could affect how other agencies move forward.
Living Hawaii: Kauai’s Search For Cheaper Electricity Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

Living Hawaii: Kauai’s Search For Cheaper Electricity

A time-of-use pilot project on Kauai is expected to bring down costs for people who sign up for it. But it could have future payoffs for all customers.
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