LIHU‘E — A bill that would appropriate $9 million in county Transient Accommodation Tax revenues passed first reading at the meeting of the Kaua‘i County Council yesterday.
HANAPEPE — In the long-awaited return to Saturday afternoons on the gridiron, high-school football made a comeback yesterday as the Waimea Menehune hosted the Kapa‘a Warriors at Hanapepe Stadium.
LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i County recorded single-digit numbers of new daily COVID-19 cases this week for the first time since the beginning of August, marking a milestone in the community’s fight as the worst surge of the pandemic thus far begins to wane.
LIHU‘E — With Gov. David Ige’s signature, Emergency Rule No. 27 went into effect yesterday, effectively dissolving the COVID-19 tier system on Kaua‘i.
LIHU‘E — A commercial wedding photography company previously called out for its practice of allegedly taking photos without necessary permits has removed photos from its website taken within closed areas without proper permitting at the behest of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources issued cease-and-desist letters to several commercial photography outlets on the island which it said have been operating without permits and in off-limits areas on Kaua‘i in a strongly worded press release last week.
LIHU‘E — As Kaua‘i, like the rest of the U.S., continues to reckon with an opioid-abuse crisis that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, a new challenge is spreading on the island: fentanyl.
LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i County Council will vote today on whether the county will use eminent domain to acquire a 23.5-acre parcel of land in Kilauea.