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Saturday, January 06, 2018
​KIUC Nominating Committee Confirms Six Candidates
By News Release @ 9:39 PM :: 478 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...six candidates for its Board of Directors election on March 10, 2018....

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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Rapid Response Team Deploys to Lehua Island After Two Rats Detected
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 639 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...We knew from the beginning there was the possibility that a few rats could linger....

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Scientists: Latest Round of Kauai Hysterics Wrong
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 718 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...Tests by USDA Lab Show No Evidence of Diphacinone in Whale Livers....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Nominations Open for KIUC Elections
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 577 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...The Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative Nominating Committee has selected five candidates for its Board of Directors election on March 10, 2018....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
Kauai: PCBs Found in Westside Kauai Water Tank
By News Release @ 4:24 PM :: 714 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...where are all the protesters?....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Two Years Later--DLNR Still Finding Homeless Drug Addicts on Na Pali Coast
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 878 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness, Drugs

...Each time a team of officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) flies into the Kalalau section of the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, they find fewer illegal camps and write fewer arrest citations....

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Thursday, November 02, 2017
Aid for tenants, landlords program expands to Kauai
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 810 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness, Judiciary

...Following the success of a program that helps landlords to get paid and keep tenants from being evicted on Oahu and in Maui County, Steps to Avoid Eviction is now available on Kauai....

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Sunday, October 22, 2017
Video: Hysteria Subsides, Lehua Island Rat Eradication Successful
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 1079 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...Flashback: Rumors and Rage: When Good Conservation Sounds Bad....

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Friday, September 08, 2017
Rumors and Rage: When Good Conservation Sounds Bad
By Selected News Articles @ 1:13 PM :: 1699 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...The Kauai Garden Isle's inflammatory headline shouted “POISON DROPPED” in inch-high letters....

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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Sex Shame? 9th Circuit Revives Attempt to Shut Down Kauai Drug Rehab Program
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 PM :: 2316 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...to give Gregg an opportunity to show her awareness of her injuries had been delayed....

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Friday, August 25, 2017
Lawsuit Filed Over Kauai Bird Deaths--HDOT Claims to be in Compliance
By News Release @ 4:39 AM :: 1080 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...HDOT recently expended hundreds of millions of dollars to install energy efficient lighting improvements at the State airports and commercial harbors....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Auditor: Anti-Superferry Activists Wasted $71M of Taxpayer Money
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:49 PM :: 1791 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Environment, Greenmail

...Underwater: State’s Costs of Hawai‘i Superferry....

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Who Just Got Caught at OHA?
By Video @ 12:16 AM :: 1801 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, OHA

...The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Independent Audit Hasn't Even Started Yet & Already Someone Has Been Caught....

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Friday, June 02, 2017
Conflict of Interest: OHA Audit Committee Member Secretly owns OHA’s Former Poi Mill
By Andrew Walden @ 11:19 PM :: 1741 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, OHA

Guess who owns Makaweli poi mill now?

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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Napali Homeless Camp: DLNR Arrests 11, Finds Crossbow, Queen Size Bed, Pizza Oven
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 563 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness

...During law enforcement efforts over the past two years more than 200 people have been arrested....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
NFIB: Hanalei River Ruling a Victory for Small Business
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 1221 Views :: Kauai County, Small Business

...The NFIB Small Business Legal Center, speaking on behalf of Hawaii’s small-business community, commends the Hawaii Supreme Court decision in County of Kauai v. Hanalei River Holdings, Ltd....

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Retaliation: Supreme Court Upholds Hanalei Land Seizure
By Robert Thomas @ 1:57 AM :: 1417 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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Monday, May 15, 2017
After Death of Kauai Girl, DLNR Clears Homeless Drug Addicts out of Kalalau
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 1823 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness, Drugs

“If there’s any silver lining to what law breakers are posting on social media, is that it’s caused significant public outrage."

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Omidyar Wins by Losing: Kauai Court Ruling Forces Farms to File EIS
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 3101 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture
By voluntarily filing an EIS for his dairy farm on Kauai, Omidyar has now brought about a court ruling for the first time ever mandating EIS for farmers statewide....
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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Election Results: KIUC Co-op Board
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 1542 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

KIUC mailed 25,703 ballots and received 6,088, for a turnout of 23.7 percent, more than last year’s 21 percent turnout....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Kauai Dairy Farm Withdraws Final EIS
By News Release @ 11:58 PM :: 1831 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture

... an EIS which they are not required to submit ....

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Friday, February 17, 2017
DOH: Dairy Farm EIS Decision Coming Feb 24
By News Release @ 1:08 AM :: 1739 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture

The extension adds eight calendar days to the 30 calendar days allowed by statute for the approving agency to decide if the FEIS is acceptable....

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Streetlights: Kauai First to Complete LED Conversion
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 1584 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

The change is expected to save the county approximately $400,000 annually....

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
KIUC Board Sets Renewable Energy Goal of 70 percent by 2030
By News Release @ 9:12 AM :: 1545 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

KIUC expects to reach 50% in 2018....

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
KIUC Signs 20MW ‘Peaker’ Battery Deal
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 1816 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

It will be the largest solar-plus-utility-scale-battery system in the state of Hawaiʻi and one of the biggest storage systems in the world....

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Friday, December 30, 2016
DLNR Dis-Informational Meeting on Non-Existent Sea Level Rise in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 2305 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

Because it is on an extinct volcano, Oahu is rising out of the sea faster than the wildest projections of sea level rise from the Global Cooling Deniers.....

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Rehabilitation: Jury Rules in Favor of Kauai Warden
By News Release @ 2:06 PM :: 1853 Views :: Kauai County, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

Attorney General Doug Chin said, “The jury verdict exonerates Warden Wagatsuma...."

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
KIUC Nominating Committee Selects 6 Candidates for Board Election
By News Release @ 9:29 AM :: 1858 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

Members can also run for the cooperative’s board by submitting a petition with the names of at least 35 members by the close of business on Tuesday, January 3, 2017....

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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 :: 2194 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

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

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Thursday, December 08, 2016
KIUC Electric Rates Down 18%
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 1794 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 07, 2016
2016 Hawaii elections: proposed amendments, part 1
By Rachelle Chang @ 12:21 AM :: 4704 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 06, 2016
Supreme Court Hearing Hanalei Boatyard Case Today
By Robert Thomas @ 3:48 PM :: 1743 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use

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

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Thursday, October 06, 2016
Indiana Seed Producer Buys Kauai Seed Farm from BASF
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 2028 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 :: 2205 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 :: 2185 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 :: 2480 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 :: 1564 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 :: 1882 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 :: 2210 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 :: 1548 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 :: 2109 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 :: 2022 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 05, 2016
Health Department Report Debunks Anti-Dairy Rhetoric
By News Release @ 2:42 PM :: 1508 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 :: 1688 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 :: 2120 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture, GMOs

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

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Thursday, February 04, 2016
On Peak Solar Days, Kauai Momentarily Hits 90% Renewable Energy
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 1934 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 :: 1935 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 :: 2339 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 :: 2585 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 :: 1777 Views :: Kauai County, Labor

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

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