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Saturday, June 8, 2024
Hawaii County Council follows through on proposal to cut homeowner taxes
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:39 PM :: 385 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Maui County, Development, Taxes

... Despite the bill's timidity, passage of the bill was still a welcome move .... 

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Thursday, June 6, 2024
KIUC Continues to Lead State in 'Renewable' Generation
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 251 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

... Solar contributed 38.1% of KIUC’s generation in 2023. Almost one-third of the solar production came from members’ rooftop systems. Other renewables contributing in 2023 were hydropower (12%) and biomass (7.8%) ....

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Sunday, June 2, 2024
Kauai: Grassroot Legislative Wrapup
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:42 PM :: 646 Views :: Kauai County, Development, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, Cost of Living

... It was mostly a good year for Hawaii at the 2024 Legislature, and policy experts from Grassroot will explain how that came to be ....

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Friday, May 31, 2024
Tourism-related property tax hike a threat to Kauai economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:46 PM :: 777 Views :: Kauai County, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

... a $3.49 million tax increase on hotels and resorts and a $4.15 million increase on vacation rentals ....

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Thursday, May 30, 2024
DLNR: No Evidence Cruise Ships too Close to Na Pali Coast
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 667 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism

... The cruise line elected to include Nāpali Coast sailings after being unable to make port calls at Lahaina due to last year’s wildfires ....

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Sunday, May 26, 2024
Targeting scapegoats affects us all
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:21 AM :: 599 Views :: Kauai County, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

... One of the most persistent myths in Hawaii politics is that you can target a single group with a tax hike and not affect anyone else ....

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Saturday, May 25, 2024
DoH Awards Ambulance Contract for Maui, Kauai
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 633 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Health Care

... Hawai‘i State Department of Health awards ground ambulance contracts to American Medical Response ....

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Navy, NASA Begin Process to Renew Barking Sands Lease
By News Release @ 11:36 PM :: 61 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Military

... Navy’s and NASA’s proposal to retain the use of 8,348 acres and 23 acres, respectively, of State lands presently utilized pursuant to leases and easements on Kauai ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
DOH announces new RFPs for ground ambulance services for Kaua‘i and Maui Counties
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 992 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County

... replacing the RFPs that were canceled on Oct. 23, 2023, after concerns were raised ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Criminal Escapes Kauai Jail, Dead After Run Over by Car 
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 2804 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

... The driver of the vehicle failed to stop to render aid and was last seen making a U-turn toward Kapa‘a ....

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Friday, March 8, 2024
Audit: 100% FEMA Fail on Kauai Disaster Procurement
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 1750 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics

... projects seeking FEMA reimbursement could be subject to an Office of the Inspector General’s (“OIG”) audit ....

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Sunday, February 4, 2024
Kauai: Tourism Industry Scores Another Big Win Over Agriculture
By News Release @ 12:45 PM :: 1569 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, Tourism

... To prevent tourists from seeing muddy water, West Kauai seed farms will be required to get federal NPIDES permits ....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Kauai: Eco Lawyers Block Green Energy Project
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 1606 Views :: Kauai County, Energy, Environment

... Delays caused by lawsuits filed by Earthjustice have resulted in critical project deadlines being missed ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Kauai: 8% Electric Rate Hike for KIUC
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 1422 Views :: Kauai County, Energy, Cost of Living

... This is only the second time in KIUC’s 20-year history – and the first time in 12 years – that a rate increase was sought ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Former Kauai PD Employee gets Jail for Embezzlement
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 1679 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics

... Hiranaka repaid the State of Hawaiʻi $75,633.25 in restitution ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Hawaii job count increases by 6,600
By Selected News Articles @ 2:26 PM :: 1479 Views :: Kauai County, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... unemployment on Maui Island stands at 7.4% ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Telling Evening News Anchors What to Say: Carpenters Union Wages War Against Affordable Modular Housing on Kauai
By News Release @ 4:59 AM :: 5410 Views :: Kauai County, Development, Labor, Cost of Living

... Were you fooled when the Carpenters Union pretended to end its opposition to panelized construction after the Lahaina Fires?  Sucker ....

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Saturday, November 11, 2023
Adjusting AMI for Kauai’s affordable rental program could backfire
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:23 AM :: 1718 Views :: Kauai County, Tax Credits, Taxes

... a sweeping reform of Kauai’s property tax system ....

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Saturday, October 28, 2023
Sterile Mosquitoes Released on Kauai
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 1851 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

... releasing incompatible male mosquitoes to try and stop the near-certain extinction of at least four species of Native Hawaiian honeycreepers ....

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Friday, October 27, 2023
​Grassroot testifies before county councils on housing, property tax relief, permitting
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 1879 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Development, Land Use

... testimony to the Honolulu, Maui and Kauai county councils about measures that could increase the supply of housing ....

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Maui, Kauai Ambulance Procurement to be Re-Started
By News Release @ 4:02 PM :: 1570 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County

... following a protest by the incumbent service provider that was not selected, American Medical Response (AMR) ....

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
EA Finalized for Kauai Mosquito Eradication Program
By News Release @ 1:37 PM :: 1618 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

... IIT is a way to control insect pests, like mosquitoes, without using harmful chemicals ....

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Monday, October 2, 2023
Think small to help resolve Kaua‘i’s housing crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:46 PM :: 1688 Views :: Kauai County, Development, Land Use

... allowing homebuilding on lot sizes smaller than currently allowed ....

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Thursday, September 21, 2023
Kauai homeowners could save $150 each from higher exemption
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:11 PM :: 1827 Views :: Kauai County, Taxes

... Bill 2901, Draft 1, which would increase the homeowner exemption by $60,000 and repeal miscellaneous property tax exemptions ....

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
County Councils Consider Property Tax Exemptions for Seniors, Homeowners
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:55 PM :: 2357 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Tax Credits

... Bills on the move: Honolulu, Hawaii County, Kauai County ....

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Kauai bills seek to expand property tax relief for affordable rentals
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:44 PM :: 1985 Views :: Kauai County, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

... a new tax classification specifically for long-term “gap” rentals ....

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Kauai Birds Pushed to Edge of Extinction by Mosquito-borne Avian Malaria
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 2315 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, GMOs

... While conservation partners wait for final approval of a proposed mosquito birth control, also known as the Incompatible Insect Technique (IIT) ....

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Lack of Drivers: No Buses for 14 Schools on Oahu, Kauai
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 2478 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Education K-12

... The continuing shortage of qualified school bus drivers statewide will suspend bus transportation services at ten of Oʻahu’s 24 high schools and four schools on Kauaʻi when the new school year begins ....

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Thursday, July 6, 2023
Amber Jackson Murder Case Reopened 13 years later
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 2264 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

... Kauai Police and outside agencies working on forensic evidence and DNA testing ....

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Feds Back Hawaii Sterile Mosquito Plan
By News Release @ 5:59 PM :: 2171 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Environment

... Implementing cutting-edge strategies to control and eradicate invasive mosquitoes that spread avian malaria, which has ravaged Hawaiian forest bird populations ....

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Saturday, June 24, 2023
Kauai: Sterile Mosquito Plan Released
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 2364 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

... draft environmental assessment for the use of Wolbachia-based incompatible male mosquitoes on the island of Kauaʻi to stop the spread of avian malaria ....

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Friday, June 16, 2023
Divide and Conquer: More Property Tax Tiers Means Higher Taxes
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:48 PM :: 2192 Views :: Kauai County, Taxes

... This situation has left the owners of many long-term rentals stuck with much higher tax bills ....

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Friday, June 9, 2023
DLNR: Haena State Park to be Model for State
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 2059 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism

... following the signing of a bill by Governor Josh Green, M.D., facilitating the continued community-based management of this 65-acre state park ....

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Friday, May 12, 2023
Overtime Violation: Feds Bust Kauai Cleaning Company Again
By News Release @ 2:30 PM :: 2171 Views :: Kauai County, Labor

... In a 2014 investigation, the division discovered the employer failed to pay overtime when required and recovered $33,612 ....

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Sunday, April 30, 2023
Property tax simplicity gains traction on Kauai
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:21 PM :: 2194 Views :: Kauai County, Taxes

... Making Hawaii’s county property tax systems more simple is the best way Hawaii’s counties can provide tax relief ....

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Thursday, April 20, 2023
Hawaii Federal Court Dismisses Meth Dealer's Challenge to COVID Emergency Proclamations
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 3178 Views :: Kauai County, COVID-19

... The Plaintiffs—a non-profit corporation called “For Our Rights” and five residents of Kauaʻi—sought monetary damages, claiming that Gov. Ige violated their due process rights ....

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Three scenarios for Kauai property tax relief
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:55 PM :: 2265 Views :: Kauai County, Taxes

... Resolution No. 2023-33 will establish the real property tax rates for fiscal 2024 ....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Sovereignty Activist Sentenced--17 Years in Prison for Wire Fraud Schemes and Aggravated Identity Theft
By News Release @ 5:41 AM :: 2935 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics

... stealing money intended to provide scholarships to underprivileged students at Kamehameha Schools ....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Unsolved Mysteries releases ‘Hawaiian Homicide’ podcast
By Video @ 6:40 PM :: 2491 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, Law Enforcement

... Information sought in the 2010 murder of HSTA employee Amber Jackson ....

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Saturday, March 11, 2023
Kouchi Thanks Green for Releasing Capital Improvement Project Funds for Kauai
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 2000 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... The Princeville Public Library will receive $2 million ... Kaua‘i High School will receive $1.5 million ....

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Monday, February 20, 2023
Bill 2891: Retroactive property tax credit for Kauai?
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:28 PM :: 1809 Views :: Kauai County, Taxes

... the proposed tax credit could be critical for some property owners who might otherwise have to increase the rents of their tenants ....

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Friday, February 17, 2023
Kauai Council: Oppose HB132, Eliminates Election Auditing
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 2340 Views :: Kauai County, Office of Elections

... Opponents of HB132/SB180 are encouraging the other Hawaii County Councils to follow Kauai's example ....

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Friday, February 17, 2023
Kauai District Judge Applicants Sought
By News Release @ 8:56 PM :: 1909 Views :: Kauai County, Judiciary

... Applications for consideration should be submitted by April 21, 2023 ....

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Eco Lawyers Head to Court to Block Kauai Hydro Project
By News Release @ 4:38 AM :: 2008 Views :: Kauai County, Energy, Environment

... call the “midnight rubber stamp” a violation of Hawaiʻi’s protections for streams and the environment ....

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Sunday, February 5, 2023
Kauai: F-22s Scramble to Intercept China Spy Balloon
By John Bond @ 8:22 PM :: 3440 Views :: Kauai County, Military

... 2022 saw a mysterious high-altitude balloon alert over Kauai....

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Thursday, February 2, 2023
Marine Debris Found in Stomach of Stranded Kauai Sperm Whale
By News Release @ 9:30 AM :: 1476 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

“...In addition to squid beaks, fish skeletons and other prey remains, we found at least six hagfish traps and we also found significant amounts of at least seven types of fishing net, at least two types of plastic bags, a light protector, fishing line and a float from a net...."

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
​Fifth Circuit Launches Small Claims Online Dispute Resolution Pilot
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1771 Views :: Kauai County, Judiciary, Small Business

... Beginning today, parties to certain small claims cases will be required to use TurboCourt, an online application, to file, negotiate, and attempt to resolve their small claims cases ....

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Thursday, January 19, 2023
Kauai Democrats Nominate Replacements for Rep Tokioka HD16
By Andrew Walden @ 8:48 PM :: 4275 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County

... the HD37 Democratic Committee picked three nominees: Ron Menor, Charlotte Nekota, Trish LaChica.  Kauai HD16 Democrats picked Evslin, Chock and Cristobal ....

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Friday, December 30, 2022
KIUC Seeks 9.42% Electric Rate Hike
By News Release @ 7:57 PM :: 1940 Views :: Kauai County, Energy, Cost of Living

... The rate increase is subject to approval by the PUC and any increase is not expected to impact member bills until the second half of 2023 ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
DLNR Sweeps 'til Na Pali Coast 'devoid of craziness and trash'
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 2346 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Homelessness

... In October a team hauled out 820-pounds of rubbish in three helicopter sling loads ....

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