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Thursday, December 15, 2016
EPA files complaint against Syngenta for farmworker safety violations on Kauai
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 7461 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

EPA is seeking civil penalties of over $4.8 million....

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Thursday, December 8, 2016
KIUC Electric Rates Down 18%
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 5097 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

The average price per kilowatt hour for KIUC members is down 18 percent in 2016 when compared to 2008....

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Friday, October 7, 2016
2016 Hawaii elections: proposed amendments, part 1
By Rachelle Chang @ 12:21 AM :: 10045 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County

In addition to selecting the best candidates for elected office, Hawaii voters have many decisions to make that will have a big impact on County charters and our future....

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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Supreme Court Hearing Hanalei Boatyard Case Today
By Robert Thomas @ 3:48 PM :: 5413 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use

Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Aliiolani Hale....

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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Indiana Seed Producer Buys Kauai Seed Farm from BASF
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 6136 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture, GMOs

Beck’s, the largest family-owned, retail seed company in the United States....

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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Na Pali Coast: DLNR Issues 13 More Tickets Just in Time for Waikiki Eco-Conference
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 6524 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Law Enforcement

...five Kauai-based conservation officers flew there in mid-August....

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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Supreme Court to hear Hanalei Boatyard Case
By Robert Thomas @ 12:29 AM :: 6301 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use, Small Business

...the County of Kauai is condemning several Hanalei-area parcels to expand an adjacent public beach park....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Hanalei Boatyard: NFIB, Owners Counsel ask Hawaii Supreme Court to Intervene
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 6667 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use, Small Business

The brief asks the Supreme Court to correct a critical error that could impact future eminent domain cases....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
KIUC: 40% Renewable for 2016
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 4778 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...on track to burn almost 10 million gallons less oil than it did in 2006....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Hawaii Supreme Court: Hanalei Boatyard Connected to Area 51?
By Robert Thomas @ 4:20 PM :: 5417 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use

The case involves three parcels on Kauai -- one of which is owned by a fellow who has been a thorn in the County's side....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
DBEDT: Housing Over 40% of Consumer Spending for Kauai, Hawaii Co
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 6427 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...An average household in Hawaii County spent an average of $51,700 in 2014....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Feral Cats Kill More Seabirds -- No Eradication Planned
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 4745 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...Last week, researchers discovered the bodies of six endangered Hawaiian Petrels at a remote breeding colony in Hono o Na Pali Natural Area Reserve, Kauai....

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Friday, June 10, 2016
Hawaii Dairy Farms Publishes Draft Environmental Impact Statement
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 6671 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, Tourism

The findings of the Draft EIS demonstrate that Hawaii Dairy Farms will be protective of the environment and serve as a model for sustainable agriculture in the Islands.....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Hawaii ICA Bungles Hanalei River Eminent Domain Case?
By Robert Thomas @ 4:09 AM :: 5138 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use

...we have an old eminent domain code and don't have a whole lot of current decisional law applying it....

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Health Department Report Debunks Anti-Dairy Rhetoric
By News Release @ 2:42 PM :: 4349 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture
It is also interesting to note the survey states that “DOH is concerned that the large number of injection wells and cesspools in the adjacent Poipu/Koloa watershed may adversely impact the waters of the Waiopili Ditch.”
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Sunday, March 13, 2016
Morita Comes up Short in KIUC Bid
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 4552 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

The newly-elected board members will be inaugurated on March 22....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
Full Text: Kauai Pesticide Report
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 5674 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture, GMOs

The JFF group has released its Draft Final Report for public comments....

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
On Peak Solar Days, Kauai Momentarily Hits 90% Renewable Energy
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 5113 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

In January, renewable resources met an average of 77 percent of Kaua‘i’s energy demand during the peak solar hours, spiking to 90 percent on four separate days....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Kauai Girls Court Celebrates Success of First Cohort
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 5079 Views :: Kauai County, Judiciary

Girls Court is the Judiciary’s innovative effort to stem the rising tide of female delinquency in Hawaii, where the proportion of female juvenile arrests has been significantly higher than the national average....

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Sunday, December 27, 2015
KPD implements first body-worn camera program in state
By News Release @ 12:56 PM :: 6313 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Police

...body-worn cameras help to create a positive impact on police interactions by encouraging officers to maintain the highest level of professionalism, while protecting them from false allegations of misconduct....

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Kauai County Now Hiring Dopers—Maui is ACLU’s Next Target
By News Release @ 3:41 PM :: 6351 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, Drugs

Maui County continues to require drug tests as a condition of employment....

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Friday, October 16, 2015
Kauai Overtime Expenditures Out of Taxpayer’s Pockets
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:12 AM :: 4360 Views :: Kauai County, Labor

In Hawaii, overtime is calculated into a public employee’s pension....

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
KIUC Offers Daytime Electric Discount--25% Off
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 5099 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

The program will offer a 25 percent discount on standard electric rates from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. That’s a reduction of about 8 cents from the September kilowatt hour rate of 31 cents....

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Solar Scammers Hustle Homeowners on Kauai
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 5573 Views :: Kauai County, Energy, Ethics

KIUC has also heard complaints from members who are now paying more for their rooftop solar than their previous electric bill....

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Saturday, July 11, 2015
Kauai Payroll and Hiring Audit: Fraud, Overpayments and Contract Violations
By Andrew Walden @ 2:35 AM :: 5156 Views :: Kauai County, Labor

There were many instances of missing documents....

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Anti-GMO Activists Cheer Kauai Pioneer Seed Farm Layoffs
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:06 AM :: 6607 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture, GMOs

With the recent announcement of the closure of the DuPont Pioneer farm in Kekaha, it’s of no surprise that the no aloha crew is out and about again....

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
KIUC: Solar Contractors Selling Systems Which Cost More than Electric Bill
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 6302 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

Before signing a long-term lease, ask yourself some questions....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Hawaii's Future: How 'Schedule Q' Makes Solar System Owners Pay for Electricity Again
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 AM :: 7342 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

... Schedule Q pays the “avoided cost” of oil ....

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Saturday, November 29, 2014
Early Release: "Pflueger’s old-boy manipulation of the justice system stinks like corruption and smells like big money.”
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 5486 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...James Pflueger has been released from jail by State Prison Head Ted Sakai after serving 1.5 months of an already meager 7 month sentence he was given for 7 felony counts of manslaughter....

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Saturday, October 18, 2014
UPDATE: Hurricane Ana Takes Aim at Kauai
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 8403 Views :: Kauai County, Hawaii State Government

Tropical Storm Warning in effect as Ana takes aim at South Shores of Kauai and Island of Niihau ....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
A Cautionary Saga: Judge Kurren Invalidates the Anti-GMO Ordinance 960
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:18 PM :: 5162 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs

The law is pre-empted by the state law and cannot be enforced at the county level....

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
DHS Fraud Investigator Allegedly Worked for TSA on State Time
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 6679 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement
... charged with Theft in the Second Degree for receiving unearned compensation from the State of Hawaii from 2008 through 2012....
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Kauai: Hundreds Demand Explanation for Massive Property Tax Hikes
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 4684 Views :: Kauai County, Taxes

“We’ve taken literally hundreds of inquiries over the past three weeks and have explained to each taxpayer in great detail why their taxes may have increased....”

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Absentee ballot fraud incident has Kauai police, elections officials on alert
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:14 PM :: 6801 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Office of Elections

“When my ballot was stolen, I felt so violated. I am very concerned about corruption here on the island,” Woods said....

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Kauai Hearing Set on GMO Rules
By News Release @ 1:34 PM :: 5182 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs

The hearing is set for Tuesday, August 26, at 6:00 p.m. at Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall....

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Friday, July 18, 2014
KIUC to hit 50% Renewables in 2015
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 5184 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

KIUC’s rates decreased 1.6 percent since 2008. By comparison, rates on Oahu have risen 21.5 percent over the same period....

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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Kauai property crime rates spur community to action
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:30 PM :: 8732 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...since 2000, Matsumoto has been charged with 98 felonies, 51 misdemeanors and four petty misdemeanors. He’s been convicted of 10 felonies and one petty misdemeanor violation; 38 felonies and 46 misdemeanors were dismissed. Matsumoto awaits trial on 50 felonies....

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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Kauai Audit finds 'Favoritism' in Furloughs
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 6199 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Labor

The public and the employees were told that county offices needed to be shut down because the county was in financial difficulty. This was not true....

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Sunday, May 11, 2014
Fitch Downgrade: Kauai County Spending Out of Control
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 4716 Views :: Kauai County, Taxes

Expenditure growth has repeatedly outpaced revenue gains, resulting in recurring operating deficits and drawdowns in fund balance....

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Guilty: Physical abuse, exploitation, and barbaric security measures at Maui Pineapple
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 8561 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Ethics, Agriculture, Labor

Kobayashi cited examples of physical abuse, exploitation, and barbaric security measures at Maui Pineapple Company's historic pineapple plantations and old worker dormitories where the Thai workers were forced to live and other abuses throughout Hawaii.

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Monday, March 10, 2014
KIUC Elections: Anti-Smart Meter Paranoiacs Lose Again
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 5101 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

David Iha, Teofilo "Phil" Tacbian and Peter Yukimura have been reelected to the board of directors of Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative.....

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Saturday, March 1, 2014
Supreme Court Rejects Kauai Springs Appeal
By Robert Thomas @ 8:35 PM :: 7535 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use, OHA, Small Business
The Hawaii Supreme Court has issued an opinion in Kauai Springs, Inc. v. Kauai Planning Comm'n....
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Monday, February 17, 2014
Supreme Court: Damage To Unique Property Subject To Unique Rules
By Robert Thomas @ 2:12 PM :: 5630 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use

The value of Pilaa beach, bay and reef includes use value, option value, commodity value, existence value, bequest value, cultural values, including value to indigenous people, and intrinsic value....

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Anti-GMO Activists Welch on Promise to Provide Pro-Bono Defense for Kauai County
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 6151 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs

FLASHBACK Oct 18, 2013: “We urge you to allow Bill 2491 to become law.  We will be there to defend it.”....

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Lawsuit Alleges Abuse at Kauai Prison
By Selected News Articles @ 8:38 PM :: 7072 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...the creator of the "Lifetime Stand," a prison rehabilitation program that stresses work ethic, perseverance, discipline and personal responsibility....

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Sunday, February 2, 2014
Anti-GMO Activists Claim Kauai Mayor’s Office has been Legally Vacant since 2010
By Andrew Walden @ 2:35 AM :: 6120 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs
Anti-GMO activists are citing a little-used 1951 Hawaii Territory law designed to get rid of Communists....
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Kauaʻi Judge Denies Injunction on KIUC Meter Opt-Out Fees
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 4721 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...a “glaring problem” with Mr. Asquith’s motion was that it did not include the PUC....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
11 Running for KIUC Board; Candidate Forum Scheduled
By News Release @ 8:04 PM :: 4840 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

The Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) Nominating Committee has confirmed 11 candidates for its Board of Directors election on March 8, 2014....

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Friday, November 15, 2013
Forbes: Kaua’i goes rogue, anti-GMO bill passes, legal fight looms
By Selected News Articles @ 10:55 PM :: 7006 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs
...a person hand selected by the fierce opponents of crop biotechnology cast the deciding vote....
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Saturday, November 2, 2013
VIDEO: Dangerous Situation as Kauai Mayor Attempts to Address Anti-GMO Crowd After Veto
By Video @ 5:41 PM :: 6671 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs

Must watch video ....

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