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Nature Gone Wild: 98 Hikers Stranded Overnight At Popular Hawaii Trail

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

One hundred and twenty-one Hawaii hikers found themselves in trouble on Sunday night when rain swelled Hanakapiai stream along Kauai’s popular Kalal...

121 Stranded Hikers Rescued On Kauai

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | Hawaii

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Fire officials on Kauai say they have rescued 121 hikers who became stranded by rising waters that made a stream impossible to ...

Kauai, Hawaii -- The Garden Island

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 04.07.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Barton Sloane

"We can never have enough of nature" -- Henry David Thoreau Is it possible to be homesick for a place you've never been to? You might say I've done H...

GMOs in Kauai: Not Just Another Day in Paradise

Paul Achitoff | Posted 03.05.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Achitoff

If we prevail in defending and upholding Kauai law, the island's children will be safer and healthier. And for many island parents -- like parents everywhere -- a healthy family is all the paradise they need.

Don't Mess With Kaua'i

Paul Towers | Posted 02.27.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Towers

PAN supported Kauai's new law before it passed and we are joining efforts to ensure it remains intact. And we're proud to stand with the people most affected by pesticide drift, including the Ka Makani Ho'opono hui (The Wind That Makes Right Association).

High in Hawaii

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 04.06.2014 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Wouldn't you have thought that Hawaii would have been the FIRST U.S. State to legalize pot? Well, they weren't, and its not, but you CAN get high in ...

5 Storied Isles of the South Pacific: Going Literary on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.21.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Not for nothing have some of the world's most famous authors dwelt literarily on and physically in the islands of the South Seas, the mystic beauty of...

Hawaii Beaches Belong to the Public

Joan Conrow | Posted 03.30.2014 | Hawaii
Joan Conrow

In a decision that strongly reaffirms beaches as a public trust resource, the Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled the state must consider historical evidence when determining the shoreline.

In Land We Trust: How You Can Help Save Hawaii

Jon Letman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

Hawaii is not the smallest state, but it certainly has the most clearly defined boundaries. Even on the Big Island of Hawaii, the vast sweep of ...

Be Pono: Keep Sacred Acts of Christmas and Holidays Throughout the Year

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 02.22.2014 | Hawaii
Catherine Bauknight

As spoken by the native people of Hawai'i, to be "pono" is to be in balance, to do what is right from your mana'o, the gut or deep awareness of true self. This concept has been practiced by Hawai'ians throughout their ancient culture.

Missing Holiday Week Ravaging Salvation Army Kettle Donations

Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact

Last year in Hawaii, the Salvation Army raised almost $1 million through its red kettle campaign. So far this year, it has only raised about $371,0...

Kauai: The 'World's Most Stunning Backwater'?

Posted 02.04.2014 | Hawaii

A New York Times article, complete with a 36-hour itinerary, argues that Kauai -- a lesser known island paradise in Hawaii -- feels like the "world's ...

Hawaii's Most Glorious Hotels

trivago | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
trivago

Trivago has compiled a list of ten of the top luxury dwellings in the Hawaiian islands. You're likely to ogle over them, with or without Jennifer Lawrence.

Is This Kauai Haven The Ultimate Celebrity Hotspot?

Posted 01.27.2014 | Hawaii

Forbes Life currently has a piece about the allure of the St. Regis Princeville Kauai and the many celebrities who frequent it: "They didn't teach...

Why Standing Up For Small Farmers Is Political Suicide For Some Local Politicians

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

KAUAI, LIHUE -- Bernard Carvalho, a 6-foot-6 former Miami Dolphins football player, likes to give hugs. It's a challenge for most recipients to fit...

Poke Poke, Kaua'i Style

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Though Kaua'i is far from the humming hustle of Waikiki, there is plenty to do -- it's just so relaxing, you don't want to. Regardless, we snorkeled, tubed, zipped, rode in an open cockpit Bi-Plane... and were welcomed as dignitaries by local folklorist and Hula Empressario Lopaka.

Kauai Never Conquered: Resistance and Resilience Etched in Island's History (VIDEO)

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

We are entitled to complete, full, and accurate information. We are entitled to our skepticism about an industry that moved from producing chemical weapons to food.

The Future of Sustainability in Hawaii

Billy Mason | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Billy Mason

The future of sustainability in Hawaii rests in hands of local communities that are willing to engage in the planning process, demand regulatory action, and embrace stewardship.

Kaua'i Triumphs Over Pesticide Corporations -- Again!

Paul Towers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Towers

Many will be watching closely as the Big Island continues the fight today, with a bill that would prohibit the production of GE crops. And while GMO seeds haven't been as widely introduced on that island, concerned residents there aren't waiting around.

An Island Rallies Against GMOs And Wins.. For Now

Posted 11.17.2013 | Green

The last three months on Kauai have been the culmination of a longstanding resistance by many residents against the growing influence of biotech and b...

Kauai County Council Overrides Mayor's Veto, GMO Bill Safe

Posted 11.17.2013 | Green

After a cunning political maneuver, the Kauai County Council has overridden Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho’s veto of Bill 2491, freeing the way for th...

County Council Employs Shifty Maneuvers In GMO Battle

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green

Members of the Kauai County Council replaced a departed colleague on Friday in an internal election that will likely allow the council majority to ove...

High Drama In Hawaii's GMO Hearing

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 11.15.2013 | Green

LIHUE, KAUAI — Drama hung in the air at the Kauai County Council as members prepared to vote Thursday on whether they would override Mayor Bernard C...

Relaxing... Hula Style

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Aside from resting, relaxing, Mai Tai'ing and water sports, there's not much to do on the Garden Isle of Hawaii, Kaua'i. Except for boating, ATV, tubing, incredibly wild open air cockpit BiPlane rides... Okay, there's PLENTY to do on Kaua'i.

Kauai Mayor Vetoes Seminal GMO Bill

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green

Kauai Mayor Bernard P. Carvahlo Jr. has vetoed Kauai’s groundbreaking GMO-related Bill 2491. The bill passed on October 16 after a nineteen-hour mar...