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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.
Hawaii’s Biggest Solar Project Is On Kauai Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

Hawaii’s Biggest Solar Project Is On Kauai

But it's not nearly as big as others that stretch out in communities in the Western U.S.
Kauai Homeless Encampment to Be Cleared Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Kauai Homeless Encampment to Be Cleared

Property owners are planning to clear land in Lihue that's been home to a group of homeless people for at least several months.
What Is Killing Kauai’s Chickens? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

What Is Killing Kauai’s Chickens?

An investigation into the chicken deaths is underway with bird parts flown to Honolulu for testing.
Kauai Policeman Charged With Negligent Homicide in Pedestrian Fatality

Kauai Policeman Charged With Negligent Homicide in Pedestrian Fatality

Victim had already been hit by a car and was run over a second time by the officer was responding to the scene.
DuPont Pioneer Shuts Down One Kauai Facility CORYLUM

DuPont Pioneer Shuts Down One Kauai Facility

The company is consolidating its parent seed operations on the North Shore of Oahu.
New York Times: Chickens ‘Gone Wild’ on Kauai Flickr: jans canon

New York Times: Chickens ‘Gone Wild’ on Kauai

The feral birds are everywhere, eating garbage and cat food and being fed by tourists.
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