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AP Photo/Jaymes Song

The online hosting platform Airbnb has agreed to help Kauaʻi County enforce its short-term vacation rental laws, Mayor Derek Kawakami and Airbnb announced yesterday.

Airbnb will remove any short-term rentals on Kauaʻi from its platform if hosts are not operating within the parameters set by county. Kawakami says this agreement with the online hosting platform has been in the works for quite some time.

Kauai Mayor Imposes Curfew, Then Entertains Fellow Bored Residents

Apr 26, 2020
Derek Kawakami via AP

When a curfew goes into effect each night for one Hawaii county, the mayor gets bored -- and posts videos on social media. And his constituents? They’re entertained.

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Flickr / versello

Updated: 4/5/2020, 9:18 p.m.

The state's confirmed and presumed positive coronavirus cases now number 371, up by 20 from the previous day, according to the state's latest daily update. The death count stands at four.

Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

Kauaʻi Mayor Derek Kawakami is urging the state to postpone its planned reopening of Kūhiō Highway this Wednesday. The flood-damaged road has been closed for nearly a year, and Kawakami says there is still much to be done first. 

Wayne Yoshioka

The State’s County Mayors briefed a joint session of the Senate and House Finance Committees today.