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Sunday, February 4, 2024
Kauai: Tourism Industry Scores Another Big Win Over Agriculture
By News Release @ 12:45 PM :: 1222 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 :: 1326 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 :: 1126 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 :: 1508 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 :: 1303 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 :: 4978 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 :: 1498 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 :: 1660 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 :: 1658 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 :: 1428 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 :: 1458 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 :: 1493 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 :: 1656 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 :: 2060 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 :: 1759 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 :: 2137 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 :: 2309 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 :: 1933 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 :: 1911 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 :: 2055 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 :: 1923 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 :: 1801 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 :: 1988 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 :: 2032 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 :: 2994 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 :: 2072 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 :: 2737 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 :: 2333 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 :: 1845 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 :: 1657 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 :: 2155 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 :: 1789 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 :: 1862 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 :: 3300 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 :: 1348 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 :: 1630 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 :: 4032 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 :: 1799 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 :: 2170 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Homelessness

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

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Saturday, October 29, 2022
​Former JROTC Instructor Receives 168 Months in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of Student
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 1916 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Military

... United States District Judge Jill A. Otake today sentenced Victor Aguilar, 66, of Kauai, Hawaii to 168 months of imprisonment ....

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Video clip on Hawaii doctor shortage goes viral
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:15 AM :: 2146 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care

... In just two days, 48 seconds of PA James Winkler talking about the lack of doctors on Kauai has logged almost 610,000 views ....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Federal Court Ruling Outlines Hawaii CWS Kidnapping, Conspiracy
By Selected News Articles @ 6:33 AM :: 3111 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 :: 1906 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 :: 3320 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 :: 2280 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 :: 1824 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 :: 2443 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 :: 4704 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 :: 7350 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 :: 2007 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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