Driver license, registration fees may rise

LIHU‘E — Three bills were passed by the Kaua‘i County Council this week, two of which will increase fees for drivers on Kaua‘i and one of which will fund an upcoming special election.

Council to vote today on fast-track housing

LIHU‘E — Members of the Kaua‘i County Council will consider a resolution today that would implement a fast-track permitting process for workforce-housing development, a step that is hoped will help to address the housing crisis on the island.

Inmates to get paid for vaccine

LIHU‘E — Inmates at the Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center can now get paid to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the state Department of Public Safety.

Kaua‘i COVID-19 downtrend continues after deadly surge

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.

Photographer complies with DLNR

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.

DLNR to several unpermitted photographers: cease and desist

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.

County asks to dissolve tier system

LIHU‘E — The County Kaua‘i moved forward this week with plans to repeal the COVID-19 tier system as local spread of the virus continued.

County to use eminent domain in Kilauea

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i County Council voted unanimously Wednesday to proceed with the acquisition of 23.5 acres of property in Kilauea using the process of eminent domain.