Report: Occupants have no claim

The two leaders of a mainly Native Hawaiian group occupying the former Coco Palms Resort property in Wailua apparently have no ownership rights to the property, according to papers obtained by The Garden Island, despite their contentions in the civil ejectment case against them in state District Court in Lihue.

Defendants face rough road with self-representation

The ejectment (translation: “eviction”) trial involving the two leaders of a group of mainly Native Hawaiians who have occupied the grounds of the former Coco Palms Resort in Wailua meandered through its third full day Friday.

Coco Palms trial proves puzzling

Like many incidents in courtrooms where a situation erupts suddenly into a physical struggle, an interruption at Friday’s session of the trial to decide whether Native Hawaiians who have occupied the Coco Palms Resort property in Wailua should be thrown off the land arose suddenly.

Cesspools are poisoning our island

The Hawaii Department of Health did the right thing last week when it rescinded $467,000 in federal grant money that would have upgraded as many as 75 Hanalei cesspools to far more effective backyard treatment plants.

Coco Palms doubts rising

The partially demolished, disemboweled skeleton of the Coco Palms Resort sits just mauka of Kuhio Highway in Wailua, seemingly still frozen in death after being killed by Hurricane Iniki in 1992.

Limiting​ ​resort​ ​growth​ ​will​ ​address tourism issue

Allan​ ​Parachini’s​ ​recent​ ​reporting​ ​about​ ​the​ ​overabundance​ ​of​ ​visitors​ ​and​ ​cars​ ​at​ ​Haena​ ​State Park​ ​has​ ​sparked​ ​a​ ​passionate​ ​discussion​ ​about​ ​too​ ​many​ ​visitors​ ​on​ ​Kauai.​

Health care matters, and so does your voice

It is Republicans in the leadership, starting with Sen. Mitch McConnell, who need to be forced to realize that what they propose will throw millions of people off health insurance and do lasting damage to the economy and our social fabric.