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Kauai County Council Candidates Differ On How To Reopen For Tourism Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Kauai County Council Candidates Differ On How To Reopen For Tourism

Only one candidate said the state should welcome tourists immediately without requiring some kind of testing or quarantine.

Incumbents Lead A Crowded Kauai Council Race Shaped By COVID-19 Screenshot

Incumbents Lead A Crowded Kauai Council Race Shaped By COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has restricted campaigning and made the economic crisis the dominant issue.

Kauai Food Businesses Persist During Pandemic Thanks To Grant Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai Food Businesses Persist During Pandemic Thanks To Grant

With money from Common Ground, two companies are finding ways to scale up and pivot away from tourism despite COVID-19.

Kauai Police Detective Arrested For Household Abuse Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kauai Police Detective Arrested For Household Abuse

A 19-year veteran of the police department, Barry DeBlake was arrested while on duty following an incident that left a 29-year-old woman injured.

Airbnb Agrees To Drop Illegal Kauai Vacation Rentals DLNR

Airbnb Agrees To Drop Illegal Kauai Vacation Rentals

Kauai County forged a similar partnership with the vacation rental platform Vrbo last week. The deals are expected to help the county to enforce vacation rental rules.

Vrbo Will Help Kauai Bust Illegal Vacation Rentals Flickr: Marc Tarlock

Vrbo Will Help Kauai Bust Illegal Vacation Rentals

The partnership between the county and the travel platform is expected to help oust illegal listings from the Vrbo website.

Coronavirus Has Offered Kauai’s Mayor A Political Breakout Moment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Coronavirus Has Offered Kauai’s Mayor A Political Breakout Moment

Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami’s decisive handling of the COVID-19 pandemic — and the Garden Isle’s relatively low disease infection count — has won him praise locally and statewide.

Grove Farm Is ‘Disappointed’ In Planned Changes For Kauai Rehab Facility Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Grove Farm Is ‘Disappointed’ In Planned Changes For Kauai Rehab Facility

In a letter to Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami, Grove Farm President and CEO Warren Haruki said he is disappointed that the original vision for the facility “was not given a chance to succeed.”

Kauai Reports First COVID-19 Case In Nearly 10 Weeks Flickr: Marc Tarlock

Kauai Reports First COVID-19 Case In Nearly 10 Weeks

An adult male resident received a positive test result for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to Kauai health officials.

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