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Marines May Add Aircraft Training On Forbidden Island And Kauai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Marines May Add Aircraft Training On Forbidden Island And Kauai

The military is studying the possibility of creating places for pilots to train with Ospreys, aircraft that have been contentious elsewhere in Hawaii.

Profanity-Laced Video Shows Mayor Partying Hard At Conference Party Screenshot from video

Profanity-Laced Video Shows Mayor Partying Hard At Conference Party

The mayor of Hawaii County, who is accused of buying booze and other items with taxpayer money, appears to be heavily intoxicated.
State’s Fecal-Bacteria Testing To Close Kauai Beach Courtesy: Surfrider Foundation

State’s Fecal-Bacteria Testing To Close Kauai Beach

The Department of Health wants to identify the source of the pollution that's causing some south shore waters to be unsafe for swimming.
State Sued Over Kauai Pesticides Earthjustice

State Sued Over Kauai Pesticides

An environmental law group sues the Department of Agriculture over pesticides detected in local waters at popular sites.
Voters Have Options, For A Change, In Race For Open Kauai Seat Fllickr.com/Jay Bergesen

Voters Have Options, For A Change, In Race For Open Kauai Seat

The Democratic primary pits Nadine Nakamura against Fern Anuenue Rosenstiel.
Police Union Wants Final Say On Body Cams Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Union Wants Final Say On Body Cams

The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers wants more control over rules for the cameras, which are meant to improve accountability and transparency.
Environmental Report For Dairy Project Flickr: Steven Zolneczko

Environmental Report For Dairy Project

Hawaii Dairy Farms releases an Environmental Impact Statement dealing with a proposed 557-acre dairy farm on Kauai.
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.
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