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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Federal Court Ruling Outlines Hawaii CWS Kidnapping, Conspiracy
By Selected News Articles @ 6:33 AM :: 1551 Views :: Kauai County, Family, Police

... CWS officials conducted a “grab and go” of B.D. without a court order or prior notice to David. State officials took B.D. from her school, placed her in Keahiolalo’s custody, immediately escorted Keahiolalo and B.D. to the airport, and flew them to Kauai ....

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
After a Kauai woman was brutally murdered in 2010, police say they may be getting closer to solving the crime.
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1030 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

"... We believe this case is solvable ...."

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Republicans Reject Biden Nominee for Hawaii US Marshall
By News Release @ 3:00 PM :: 1956 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Republican Party

... “Symbolic of Widespread Corruption in Hawaii” ....

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Monday, May 30, 2022
Auē! All four counties are planning spending sprees
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:30 PM :: 1022 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes

... Hawaii’s gross domestic product is down by 4.43% since 2019, yet even as the economy suffers, all four counties seem determined to spend like crazy ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Former Kauai County Council Member Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 940 Views :: Kauai County, Drugs

... Brun, who was indicted with 11 other defendants on drug trafficking offenses, an assault on a federal law enforcement officer, witness tampering, evidence tampering, and firearm offenses, pled guilty to ten of those charges ....

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Thursday, April 7, 2022
KIUC Rate Hikes Far Lower than HECO's
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 1170 Views :: Kauai County, Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Kauaʻi’s power generation mix for 2021 included 45% solar, 14% hydro and 11% biomass ....

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Feds Indict Russian Agent -- Organized Kauai Council Junket to Russia
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 3130 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, GMOs

... FBI agents interviewed Kauai Councilmember Felicia Cowden in September, 2020 ....

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Thursday, February 10, 2022
Naming Names: Who Will Cullen and English Rat Out?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 AM :: 5665 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... In the federal system the little fish eats the big fish.  We've got a menu .... 

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
Kauai Judicial Applicants Sought
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 1119 Views :: Kauai County, Judiciary

... The District Family and/or District Court of the Fifth Circuit is accepting applications from attorneys interested in serving as per diem judges ....

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Hawaii Ethics and Audit Function at Lowest Level in Years
By Andrew Walden @ 3:41 AM :: 2834 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... This proves there is much more corruption to be ferreted out--and the crooks know it ....

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Sunday, December 5, 2021
Kauai Wipes out 1,450 illegal TVRs
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 2286 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

“...With a combined effort of increased enforcement, as well as partnerships with third-party platforms such as Expedia, the Kaua‘i Planning Department estimates that illegal vacation rentals on Kaua‘i have gone from roughly 1,500 in 2017 down to less than 50 today....”

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Sunday, December 5, 2021
OHA Report: Graft is ‘Courageous and Commendable’
By Andrew Walden @ 3:50 AM :: 2310 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, OHA

... OHA is seeking a new ‘Auditor’ willing to generate a report that will condemn the CLA Audit as “inflammatory statements” and “lies” ....

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Monday, November 15, 2021
Kauai: Dude Allegedly Freaks out After Trailer Refused at Transfer Station
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 1776 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

... After being handcuffed and while on the ground, DOCARE reports Hoffman slipped the handcuffs under his legs and to the front of his body. He then jumped up and continued unloading green waste from the trailer ....

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Thursday, November 4, 2021
State Adopting Ballot Tracking System
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 1589 Views :: Kauai County, Office of Elections

... the Ballot Tracking System will be available for the upcoming Kauai Prosecutor Special Election and then for Statewide Elections and Primaries in 2022 ....

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Monday, November 1, 2021
VIDEO: DLNR Clears Homeless Camp from Coco Palms Area
By Video @ 10:08 PM :: 1532 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness

"...some of these folks have refused offers of shelter or transitional housing...."

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Thursday, October 7, 2021
DLNR Targets 'Renegade' Weddings
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 1843 Views :: Kauai County, Religion, Tourism

"If you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time you might suffer the scorn of residents, you could get cited, and there are 'other things' that can go wrong.”

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Monday, September 27, 2021
Kauai County: Supervisors on FlexTime, Employees Moonlighting
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 1935 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Labor

... the fact that a SWD employee was allowed to moonlight in another county job was a reason for this audit ....

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Sunday, September 5, 2021
JSC Announces Two Judicial Vacancies
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 1894 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Judiciary

...Third Circuit and Fifth Circuit ....

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Thursday, July 22, 2021
Kauai Woman Pleads Guilty To Multiple Wire Fraud Schemes And Aggravated Identity Theft
By News Release @ 5:30 AM :: 2040 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Federal prosecutors say she stole from Kamehameha Schools students needing financial aid and from Gates Millennium Scholars. The government also accuses her of stealing information from a non-profit mobile health unit for Native Hawaiians on Kauai ....

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Monday, July 19, 2021
Ha'ena 'Adaptive Tourism' Plan Starts with Lots of Expensive Parking Tickets
By News Release @ 10:47 PM :: 1852 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... The HSP Master Plan caps daily visitation at Hāʻena to 900 people ....

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
Kauai Drug Treatment Center to be Deeded to HHSC
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 2101 Views :: Kauai County, OHA, Drugs

... 29 years after Iniki, will Kauai finally get a youth drug treatment center? ....

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Russian Navy Spy Ship Quietly Operating Off Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 6:01 PM :: 3187 Views :: Kauai County, Military

... The Russian ship has operated just outside U.S. territorial waters, Navy officials confirmed ....

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Thursday, May 20, 2021
Instream Flows Set for Taro-Growing Areas of Kauai, Maui
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 1789 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Agriculture

... the Commission approving of natural streamflow conditions to serve as the instream flow standard ....

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Friday, May 7, 2021
Ige Approves Kauai's Move to Tier Three
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 1658 Views :: Kauai County, COVID-19

... The more cautious tier was activated after the island’s average case count remained elevated for the past two weeks ....

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Four Years Later: Lehua Island Still Rat-Free
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 1818 Views :: Kauai County

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

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Saturday, March 27, 2021
Former Kauai JROTC instructor arrested for sexual exploitation of former student
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 2477 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Military

... Kauai instructor accused of child sex crimes was also a longtime foster parent ....

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Friday, March 5, 2021
Ige Approves Kauai Return to 'Safe Travels' Program
By News Release @ 7:10 PM :: 1975 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism, COVID-19

... with the legislature threatening to force Kauai back into the fold, it's 'game over' for anti-tourism activists--for now .... 

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Friday, March 5, 2021
Seven Cesspools: EPA Fines DLNR (again)
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 1834 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

... Four prior EPA enforcement actions against Hawai‘i DLNR have closed 74 cesspools, collected $407,400 in fines ....

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Kauai asks to rejoin Hawaii Safe Travels program in April
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 2116 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism, COVID-19

... At this time, more than 24,000 doses of vaccine have been administered on Kaua‘i, and by April we are confident that employees in the hospitality and food service industries will be offered vaccines ....

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Monday, February 1, 2021
Lawsuit: OHA Employee Beaten up by Sovereignty Activists
By Selected News Articles @ 8:54 PM :: 5139 Views :: Kauai County, Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

... Davis Price was admitted to Kaiser Hospital Emergency Room for evaluation. He was diagnosed with two broken ribs, and multiple contusions ....

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Kauai: Vaccine for Age 75+ Begins Jan 15--Sign up here
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 2357 Views :: Kauai County, COVID-19

... sign up here ....

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Saturday, January 9, 2021
Privileged Elite: Kauai School Employees Begin Getting Vaccinations Monday
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 3183 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...other school employees will begin to get access to vaccines on a regular basis toward the end of January and early February....

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Thursday, December 31, 2020
Hostage Exchange: Ige, Kauai Trade 'Resort Bubble' for Local 'Safe Travels'
By News Release @ 3:18 AM :: 2320 Views :: Kauai County, COVID-19

...Ige sat on Kauai's Resort Buddle request for 10 days until Kauai agreed to allow tested sister isle travellers in without quarantine....

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Friday, December 11, 2020
Labor Board: Governor’s Emergency Powers ARE Limited -- Collective Bargaining Agreements Cannot be Touched
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 4781 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, COVID-19

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

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Saturday, November 28, 2020
Ige Approves -- Kauai to Opt-out of Tourism Reopening
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 2723 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 :: 3308 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 :: 1325 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 :: 4164 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 :: 2476 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 :: 2240 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 :: 3105 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 :: 8128 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 :: 2171 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 :: 2571 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 :: 2458 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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Sunday, July 26, 2020
90 MPH Hurricane Douglas Passes North of Kauai
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 6382 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 :: 2327 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 :: 3026 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 :: 3182 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 :: 2130 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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