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Bill 2491

Kauai's Doctors Say Future Generations at Stake

Kauai’s Mana March. Joel Guy photo Doctors and Nurses Implore Mayor: “Sign Bill 2491 Into Law Now” Citing notable rates of birth defects and disease, doctors and nurses in west Kauai are imploring Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. to sign Bill 2491 into law, indicating elevated rates of diseases and birth defects in their west side clinical practices. This…

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October 21, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for October 18

Superfood Elixers at The Garden Cafe. Daniel Lane photo NEWS: Bill 2491 Tasting Kauai, many island residents, as well as people from around the world, were happy to learn that the Kauai County Council passed Bill 2491 at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16. Yesterday, the revised bill was sent to the Mayor’s office. He…

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October 18, 2013

Governor Neil Abercrombie's Announcement on Bill 2491 Called Weak

Governor’s Announcement Raises Concern and Suspicion by Kauai Residents. “Voluntary Disclosure” of Pesticide Use Called “Weak,” and “Not A Substitute” for Strong County Mandates of Bill 2491. Kauai residents reacted strongly to Governor Neil Abercrombie’s announcement on September 23, which requests agricultural entities to voluntarily disclose their “aggregated usage” of Restricted Use Pesticides until such time as rules and legislation are developed in the future. The Governor also stated that he would generally work with the State Legislature to seek funding for state agencies to address pesticide use compliance, without any further specific commitment. This announcement comes days before the Kauai County Council is set to deliberate on Bill 2491, which provides for mandatory disclosure of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs) by Kauai’s heaviest agricultural users, along with specific protections for Kauai children and families against the risks of pesticide exposure. These protections include buffer…

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September 24, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for August 30

  Margaritas at Tortilla Republic. Daniel Lane photo. NEWS: New Soup Cookbook Helen Lacono, owner of the former Hanapepe Cafe, just released a cookbook. It’s based on the soups she makes and sells every Wednesday at the Kauai Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukuiula. Kauai Farmers Market Soups is available on Wednesdays at her…

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August 30, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for August 16

Pineapple Martini with blackberry drizzle at Oasis on the Beach. Daniel Lane photo NEWS: Tasting Kauai Besides Amazon, Tasting Kauai: Restaurants is now available in paperback at The Feral Pig, Orchid Alley Kauai and Namahana Cafe. We’ll be adding more locations this month. Yesterday, I sold all the books I had ordered, placed a new order…

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August 16, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for August 9

Pele’s Passion at RumFire. Daniel Lane photo. NEWS: Tasting Kauai I’m happy to announce that our paperback Tasting Kauai: Restaurants, From Food Trucks to Fine Dining, A Guide to Eating Well on the Garden Island, is available on Amazon. They set the price, which was at $17.18 when it went up last week, but today…

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August 9, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for July 12

An indication of ripeness on a Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapple is bulging corners around the eyes. Daniel Lane photo NEWS: Makana Terrace added a new Mailani Dinner Show on Tuesday nights. The St. Regis Princeville is in search for a talented executive pastry chef with luxury and resort experience. Ko Bakery and Hula Baby Biscotti have blended batters and…

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July 12, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for July 5

During our tour, Dave Power of the Feral Pig passes out the Corn ‘n Oil made with Koloa Rum. Daniel Lane photo NEWS: Tasting Kauai On July 1, we were thrilled to be mentioned in a USA Today special report, along with many excellent Kauai-based businesses. In it, reporter Dawna Robertson said, “If you’re craving…

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July 5, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for June 28

Kauai Sugarloaf White Pineapple. Daniel Lane photo NEWS: Kauai Sugarloaf White Pineapple Hole in the Mountain Farm has launched their website, so you can ship a sweet taste of Kauai home. Owner Paul Huber, and his little dog assistant Panda, have planted 500 Kauai Sugarloaf White Pineapple in the last couple of weeks. They…

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June 28, 2013

Kauai Draft Bill 2491 Relating To Pesticides And Genetically Modified Organisms

Seven members of the Kaua’i County Council that are going to save the mystical island of Kaua’i from experimental chemical destruction. June 26th at 9am Gary Hooser and Tim Bynum will introduce legislation for a moratorium on GMOs, until an EIS (environmental impact statement) has been conducted. This legislation would also ban experimental crops. Kaua’i has over 12,400 acres of GMO crops, that are sprayed with dozens of chemicals almost everyday. Please offer testimony that is informed and respectful of the process and the people who will be voting on this measure. Testimony can be made at [email protected] please reference the Bill #2491 Please read this full statement from Gary Hooser: Important! Please review Draft Bill 2491 Relating To Pesticides And Genetically Modified Organisms and consider offering testimony in support. This is scheduled for its first reading before the…

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June 20, 2013