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Saturday, November 28, 2020
Ige Approves -- Kauai to Opt-out of Tourism Reopening
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 414 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism, COVID-19

...Effective Dec. 2 at 12:01 a.m., all transpacific and intercounty travelers arriving in Kaua‘i are subject to the 14-day quarantine regardless of testing....

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Friday, October 23, 2020
Chief Justice Appoints Stephanie Char Fifth Circuit District Family Court
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 1190 Views :: Kauai County, Judiciary

... Char has been with the Office of the Public Defender since 2003 and was named Supervising Deputy Public Defender in the Kauai office in 2017 ....

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Monday, October 19, 2020
Rule by Decree: Ige 4th Extension of Kauai Flooding Emergency
By News Release @ 9:54 PM :: 365 Views :: Kauai County

...Ige has signed a fourth emergency proclamation for the County of Kaua‘i, which suffered extensive damage to public property caused by heavy rains and flooding on Mar. 27 and 28....

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Monday, October 19, 2020
OHA COVID Money: Homeless not part of ‘Friends and Family Plan’
By Andrew Walden @ 1:11 AM :: 1497 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, OHA, COVID-19

"... the ones who are punished the most for allegations of OHA misdoing is the community ...."

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
COVID Rules: Rejected, Kauai Tries Again
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 695 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism, COVID-19

...“In light of Kaua‘i’s post-arrival testing program (Rule 18) being denied by the Governor earlier this week, we have continued to work with our health officials and other partners to take a phased, responsible approach to reopening our economy while keeping our island safe.”....

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Monday, October 5, 2020
Ige Rejects Kauai 2-Test COVID Plan
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 634 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism, COVID-19

...Mayor’s Emergency Rule 18 would have established a post-arrival testing program for all incoming travelers to Kaua‘i....

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Sunday, October 4, 2020
Republican Candidate Denied Right to Campaign on Kauai
By News Release @ 5:02 AM :: 1238 Views :: Kauai County, First Amendment, COVID-19

"...Not being afforded the same access to the electorate as my opponent...." -- CD2 Candidate Joe Akana

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Sunday, September 20, 2020
'Hush Money' and Retaliation: FBI Investigates Kauai Charter School tied to OHA Trustee
By Andrew Walden @ 6:34 PM :: 4249 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

... similar to sandwich lease schemes common during the Broken Trust days ....

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Running for Kauai OHA Trustee: Keli'i Akina Talks with Kamealoha Smith
By Video @ 2:26 AM :: 859 Views :: Kauai County, OHA

... Kamealoha discusses what motivated him to run, what he experienced in his campaign, and what he hopes to accomplish in the future .... 

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Friday, August 14, 2020
N Shore Kauai: DLNR Contractor Chased off Worksite by Saboteurs
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 1236 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism

...Dozens of people have drowned in the Hanakapiai Valley over the years, and KFD personnel have numerous stories – myself included – on the precarious positions we put ourselves in whenever we perform rescues in this area....

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Saturday, August 1, 2020
Kauai PD provides firearms registration forms online
By News Release @ 5:07 PM :: 843 Views :: Kauai County, Second Amendment, COVID-19

...KPD requests that the public please complete and print them prior to arriving at their scheduled gun registration appointment....

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Monday, July 27, 2020
Labor Board: Governor’s Emergency Powers ARE Limited -- Collective Bargaining Agreements Cannot be Touched
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 1457 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, COVID-19

...Remember: Public Employee Union agreements are the Highest Law of the Land....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
90 MPH Hurricane Douglas Passes North of Kauai
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 3281 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County

...3 foot storm surge at center of hurricane....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
2 years later Ige Signs 15th Emergency Proclamation for Kauai Floods
By News Release @ 11:13 PM :: 781 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...Gov. Ige signed the initial emergency proclamation for the Kaua‘i floods on April 15, 2018....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
TVR Control: Kauai County Signs Agreement with AirBnB, Expedia
By News Release @ 6:24 PM :: 1034 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...mandatory TMK field on its listings....

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Sunday, June 21, 2020
Two Years Later: Kauai Mayor signs fifteenth supplementary emergency proclamation
By News Release @ 10:34 PM :: 1461 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Tourism

...how long can democracy be suspended?....

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
EPA orders the closure of 16 cesspools on Kauai
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 787 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...EPA has taken enforcement actions in Kauai to close 16 pollution-causing large capacity cesspools and collect $55,182 in penalties....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Rule by Decree: Two Years Later Ige Still Extending Kauai Flooding Emergency
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 1188 Views :: Kauai County, COVID-19

...Gov. David Ige issued the 14th supplementary emergency proclamation which extends the emergency relief period for the 2018 Kaua‘i floods. The proclamation was signed on Friday, May 22, 2020....

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
COVID Wipes Out 69% of Jobs on Maui
By UHERO @ 9:45 PM :: 2587 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...total job reductions between January and April in Honolulu county were 34% of full-time jobs and 41% of part-time. These numbers were much higher on Hawaii (50% and 67%), Maui (69% and 68%), and Kauai (56% and 62%)....

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Friday, April 24, 2020
KIUC Reports 56% Renewable Generation for 2019
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 934 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...Kauaʻi’s power generation mix for 2019 included 35% solar, 11% hydro and 10% biomass. Rooftop solar from residential and commercial members accounted for more than one-third of the solar generation....

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Thursday, April 16, 2020
Kauai Announces New Standard Operating Procedures for Boards and Commissions meetings
By News Release @ 1:01 PM :: 1019 Views :: Kauai County, COVID-19

...Meetings will be conducted remotely, and all testimony must be written and sent to the respective commission 24 hours before each meeting.... 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Kauai, Oahu Require Face Masks in Public
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 1438 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, COVID-19

...An owner or operator of an Essential Business may refuse admission or service to an individual who fails to wear face coverings....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Economist unpacks disruptions to Kauai, Hawaii Island real estate
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 1692 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...Paul Brewbaker shares his COVID-19 analysis and forecast with a joint meeting of three boards of REALTORS®....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Kauai Mayor Orders Entire Island to Wear Masks Outside
By Video @ 1:34 AM :: 853 Views :: Kauai County, COVID-19

...Kauai makes cloth masks required in public for everyone 5 and over....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Kauai Seabird Habitat Conservation Plan -- Public Comments Open
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 1133 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Environment

...written comments must be received from interested parties no later than April 13, 2020....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Ethics: HHSC Manager Retires, Goes to Work for Contractor
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 1291 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Health Care

...time was spent communicating with her former co-workers at the Health Information Management department....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Shelter-In-Place ordered for Honolulu and Maui through April 30; Curfew for Kaua‘i through May 3
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 1608 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii County is still going its own way....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE: Kauai Mayor Stay-at-Home Order and Nightly Curfew
By News Release @ 12:25 AM :: 1882 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...islandwide nighttime curfew beginning Friday, March 20. The curfew will be in effect from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. daily until further notice....

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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Kauai Council Bans Public from Meetings--Just in time for Property Tax Hike, Removal of Alleged Meth Dealer
By News Release @ 2:56 PM :: 1285 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics

...alleged Meth Dealer to be removed from Committees by Reso set for approval at March 25 meeting....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Barking Sands: Pentagon Test Launches Prototype Hypersonic Weapon
By Video @ 1:14 PM :: 1408 Views :: Kauai County, Military

...A common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB) launches from Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, at approximately 10:30 p.m....

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Friday, February 28, 2020
Feds: Kauai Councilman is Meth Kingpin for Samoan Prison Gang
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 4252 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Politicians, Drugs

...Sitting Kauai County Councilmember and Eleven Others Charged with Participation in a Drug Trafficking Organization....

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Committee Releases Whistleblower Allegations of Misconduct at FAA Honolulu Office
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 1733 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

...U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today released a fact sheet highlighting information the committee received from whistleblowers....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
DLNR: Only 3 Bums Ticketed in Latest Napali Coast Sweep
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 2212 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...For decades this section of the state’s largest wilderness park had a wild west atmosphere, with illegal campers and often-times their huge, trashy campsites marring the experience and the environment....

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Unique Accomplishment: Kauai Runs on 100% 'Renewable' for a Few Hours
By News Release @ 12:31 PM :: 1558 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

“...We believe this is a unique accomplishment for a stand-alone electrical grid relying on small-scale renewable generation....”

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Monday, December 16, 2019
Homelessness: Kauai LEAD Program Launches
By News Release @ 1:06 AM :: 1307 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness

...pilot project deals with substance abuse, homelessness and low-level crime....

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
A Day in the Life of a Napali Coast Ranger
By Video @ 2:43 AM :: 1810 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Tourism

...One of the most visible features of what has been called a “new day” for Hā’ena State Park and the adjacent Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, is the presence of park rangers....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
UPDATE: Activists Sabotage Wailuku River Diversion Gates, Responsible for Fish Kill
By News Release @ 8:44 AM :: 4048 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Environment

...Chumbley said vandalism has occurred on Wailuku Water Co. land before, typically during “periods of high emotions and reactions"....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Kauai: Welfare Checks Going 100% Electronic
By News Release @ 6:57 AM :: 1518 Views :: Kauai County, Hawaii State Government

...On Tuesday, Oct. 29, WIC will launch on Kaua‘i eWIC, an electronic benefits transfer card, which is used like a debit card and replaces paper checks....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Lehua Island Rat Eradication -- Two Years After the Mindless Hysteria
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 2480 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...Learn About Hysteria and Ignorance on Kauai....

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Sunday, August 11, 2019
Soft on Crime – Because of the Money
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2314 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...The ability to drive a car is a privilege, not a right.... 

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Thursday, July 11, 2019
Tourism Activists Find New Way to Push Agriculture out of Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:21 AM :: 3307 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...Hawai‘i’s Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) has violated the federal Clean Water Act by polluting ocean waters along Kauaʻi’s West Side without a permit, a federal court ruled yesterday....

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Thursday, June 6, 2019
Feds Debunk Surfrider's Fake Bacteria Counts
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 4385 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, Greenmail

...Scientists use a powerful microbial detection device to show that suggestions of sewage in Kauai’s watershed were mostly false positives....

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Friday, May 24, 2019
Let’s get smart about government spending
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:29 AM :: 3991 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes

...Kauai is looking at a budget increase of 10.7%; Honolulu, 8.6%; Maui 8.1%; and Hawaii County 12.7%....

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Friday, May 17, 2019
Putting a spike into pension spiking
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:41 PM :: 3652 Views :: Kauai County, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...The first step is admitting you have a problem....

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Friday, May 10, 2019
Joan Conrow: From anti-GMO journalist to crop biotech advocate
By Audio @ 8:35 PM :: 2859 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs

...once she saw how anti-GMO groups operate and began investigating the science behind biotechnology, she changed her mind....

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Hanalei Finds Excuse: 20 More Days Without Tourists
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 2899 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism

... prompted by community concerns brought to HDOT by Senate President Ronald Kouchi, Representative Nadine Nakamura, and Mayor Kawakami ....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Waimea and Hanapepe Property Owners to be Forced to Buy Flood Insurance?
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 2537 Views :: Kauai County

...FEMA has determined the Waimea and Hanapepe levees on Kaua‘i do not provide a high level of protection and are to be de-accredited....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
PIT: Homelessness Down 21% on Big Island -- Volcano Forces Homeless to Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 4726 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Madame Pele shows the way to solve homelessness--APPLY MORE FORCE....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Kanuikapono School: Will Teachers be Fired to Cover Up FBI Investigation?
By Video @ 8:03 PM :: 5216 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Ethics, Labor, OHA

...Kanuikapono Charter School Leadership Itself Is Now Being Watched....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
What do the FBI, OHA, and Kauai Have in Common?
By Video @ 10:48 PM :: 5650 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...Illegal Activities? Criminal Coverups? Unsavory Characters?....

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