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Thursday | The Honolulu Advertiser

Prosecutor's Office review clears police in fatal shooting of Kalaheo man

Kauai County's Office of the Prosecuting Attorney is declining to file criminal charges against police officers involved in the shooting of a 21-year-old Kalaheo man in August 2013.

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Related Topix: Kalaheo, HI

Thursday Apr 17 | KITV-TV

Washington state woman drowns off Haena

Kauai County Ocean Safety officials confirmed that a female visitor, 65, of Washington state, drowned in waters off Ha'ena Beach Park Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Hanalei, HI

Wed Apr 16, 2014

KPUA-AM Hilo

Changes to state I.D./drivers license process

The cost of a state identification card and the documents required to obtain a drivers license will change effective May 1, 2014.

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The Honolulu Advertiser

Downtown Lihue envisioned as bike-friendly campus

LIHUE >> Kauai County officials have revealed plans to overhaul the Lihue Civic Center, making it more walkable and bringing in more offices.

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Related Topix: Lihue, HI

Business Journal

Kauai County to use Big Save building for office space

Kauai County officials are considering creating a rapid transit hub on Elwa Street and creating office space in the shuttered Big Save building in the center of Lihue.

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Related Topix: Lihue, HI

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

State announces changes to ID card, driver's license process

Driver's license applicants will need to present two forms of the following documents to prove principal residence in Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Honolulu, HI

Mon Apr 14, 2014

West Hawaii Today

Kauai council agrees to settlement with councilman

The Kauai County Council has agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by one of its members, Councilman Tim Bynum.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

$290,000 settlement is approved in suit by Kauai councilmember

The Council voted 4-2 Friday to ratify the settlement in the 2012 lawsuit filed by Councilman Tim Bynum against former Prosecutor Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho, supervising planning inspector Sheila Miyake and the county.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

'Heroic efforts' and 'hard work' help rescue stranded hikers

It's nothing short of a miracle that everybody got out, said Sarah Blane, a Kauai County spokeswoman.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Washington Times

Bill increasing counties' hotel tax share advances

State lawmakers are advancing a bill that would increase the portion of hotel taxes that go to Hawaii's counties.

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Related Topix: Wailuku, HI, Maui County, HI, Hawaii County, HI

Fri Apr 04, 2014

County of Maui

Council urges state legislators to increase TAT revenue to counties

The Maui County Council today adopted Resolution 14-45, urging the state legislature to pass House Bill 1671 to increase transient accommodations tax revenue to the counties, Councilmember Mike White announced.

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Related Topix: Maui County, HI, Hawaii County, HI, Honolulu, HI

Mon Mar 31, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Kauai Council reviews mayor's proposed budget

LIHUE >> Some Kauai County Council members are expressing concerns about Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.'s proposed $180.6 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year, saying it proposes too much spending.

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Related Topix: Lihue, HI

County of Maui

VIEWPOINT: Transient accommodations tax should be returned to counties

By MIKE WHITE The counties need a voice. Pending before the state Legislature is a measure to remove the dollar limitation on transient accommodations tax revenues and return the counties to the percentage share to which they were entitled for more than 20 years - no more and no less.

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Related Topix: Hawaii County, HI, Maui County, HI

Sun Mar 30, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Lihue Walmart evacuated after reports of noxious odor

The Lihue Walmart was evacuated Sunday morning and seven people were taken to Wilcox Memorial Hospital after shoppers and employees complained of a noxious odor, Kauai County officials said.

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Related Topix: Lihue, HI

Fri Mar 28, 2014

Business Journal

Famed Coco Palms Resort on Kauai could reopen by 2017, developers say

The developers who want to restore the Coco Palms Resort to its former glory told the Kauai County Council that the hotel could reopen in spring 2017 if they are able to get their permits in the next six to nine months.

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Related Topix: Honolulu, HI

Thu Mar 27, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Kauai is Hawaii's fastest growing county

The island's population rose 1.6 percent between July 1, 2012 and July 2013, according to a news release.

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Related Topix: Maui County, HI, Hawaii County, HI, Honolulu, HI

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