Kauai

All Saints' Episcopal Church

A project to restore Kaua‘i’s only pipe organ turned out to be a bigger ordeal than anyone in the congregation ever imagined. With the project completed, the newly rebuilt instrument will once again reverberate throughout the All Saints’ Episcopal Church this weekend.

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Indigenous solutions to climate change; Reality Check with Civil Beat; Pacific Islanders in Communications celebrates 30th anniversary; Restoring a Kaua‘i church organ

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Significant new construction projects could bring the first new hotel to Kaua‘i in decades and a brand new building to the middle of Kaimuki on O‘ahu.

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Kauai County will roll back Thursday to Tier 3 of its COVID-19 business and recreational guidelines due to a surge in new cases over the past two weeks, the county said.

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State Senator J. Kalani English bids farewell to his colleagues; Kauai COVID-19 vaccinations and an uptick in cases; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Honolulu rail and Colleen Hanabusa; Kauai resort general manager on tourism; History of the Hawaii Education Association on its 100th anniversary

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Kaua‘i reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, the first uptick of positive cases in many months. The island is also participating in the Safe Travels Program while encouraging residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

National Tropical Botanical Garden

LIHUE, Hawaii — Researchers at a Hawaii nonprofit dedicated to tropical plant research and conservation have completed an analysis of plants that are native to and only found on Kauai.

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LIHUE, Hawaii — The police commission on Kauai has suspended the police chief without pay for five days for making discriminatory comments after an investigation found he mocked people of Asian descent.

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Repairing controversial Kaka'ako roads; Kaua‘i community health center on COVID-19 vaccinations; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Aloha Stadium; Hana Hou: The Royal Room on Waikiki Beach Walk

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Kauai visitors will receive a discount card for local businesses if they voluntarily take a second coronavirus test three days after arrival, in addition to the required test before travel. 

The Kokua Kauai Card program will start Monday when the island reenters the state’s Safe Travels Program. The Safe Travels Program allows people to avoid a quarantine if they present a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test from a trusted travel partner.

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A former Junior ROTC instructor at a Kaua‘i high school should remain locked up pending trial because he allegedly sexually abused a student and made video recordings of his abuse, U.S. prosecutors said.

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The County of Kauai has expanded COVID vaccine eligibility and said most residents are now eligible and there are appointments available.

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PRINCEVILLE — In his first trip off Oahu in over a year because of the pandemic, Gov. David Ige toured a landslide that cut off several communities on the north shore of Kauai.

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LIHUE — As the coronavirus ravaged other parts of the U.S., residents of Kauaʻi watched safely from afar.

LIHUE — Kauai's police chief has apologized after a discrimination investigation found he mocked people of Asian descent.

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Mayor Derek Kawakami on the state of Kauai; Cashew farmer Frank Hinshaw; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Patchwork vaccine rollout with little policing; Drive-in movies at Campbell High School

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HONOLULU — Hawai‘i officials on Tuesday partially reopened a highway on Kaua‘i that was covered by a landslide after heavy rains last week, reconnecting several small towns that had been cut off from the rest of the island.

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Healthcare Association of Hawaii on vaccine rollout; Honolulu Fish Company on weathering the pandemic; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Gentleman estates squeeze out serious agriculture potential; Kauai's Neu Mana Hui Farm grows cashews; Preschoolers learn codes in nature

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The town of Hanalei and communities of Haena and Wainiha, isolated by storm-triggered landslides three years ago, was once again cut off from the rest of the island after a landslide cut across a key road.

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LIHUE — More than 200 people gathered on Kauai to show support for reopening tourism on the island amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A grassroots effort is underway for a local non-profit to purchase an ancient Hawaiian fishpond on Kauaʻi. The Alakoko Fishpond was recently put on the market with a pricetag of $3 million dollars.

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LIHUE — The Marriott Beach Club on Kauai laid off more than 450 employees across departments within the hotel, which is undergoing a change in ownership.

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HONOLULU — The island of Kauai plans to reopen to tourists after a halt forced by the coronavirus, but the economic recovery in the vital tourism industry could be slow.

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Mayor Derek Kawakami is awaiting Governor David Ige's approval on a proposed change to Kauaʻi's Rule 23. The amendment would rescind the county's moratorium on the Safe Travels program for inter-island travel.

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HONOLULU — On Hawaii's rural island of Kauai, where sprawling white sand beaches and dramatic seaside mountains attract visitors from around the world, local residents spent the first seven months of the pandemic sheltered from the viral storm.

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HONOLULU (AP) — Travelers to Kauai will have to spend 14 days in quarantine regardless of whether they obtain a negative COVID-19 test, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Friday.

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Updated: 11/18/20, 12:08 p.m. The state Department of Health today reported one new death and 71 new COVID-19 cases.

With the state’s recent reporting changes that delays the numbers for two days, the daily case counts are from Monday. The health department said the receipt of 4,000 to 5,000 electronic records daily from the labs that handle the tests take time to process, accounting for the delay.

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Updated: 11/14/2020, 3:10 p.m. Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami is calling for changes to the state's Safe Travels program that has allowed passengers to arrive in the island before receiving their pre-flight COVID-19 results, contributing to a dramatic increase in the county's cases.

Kauai Police Department

An assistant chief of police in Kauai settled a lawsuit against his department and Kauai County for $1.84 million.

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Kauai voters are weighing County Council seats, a congressional representative seat, and several charter amendments.  Kaua'i's natural disaster history and its recent successes containing the COVID-19 virus are affecting voter choices.

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