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News Releases

Headlines from the last 7 days are listed below. To view additional news, please go to the Press Releases main page.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Kūhiō Highway closed following two-car crash in Princeville
PRINCEVILLE – Kūhiō Highway in Princeville was closed in both directions on Tuesday afternoon following a head-on collision that occurred near Princeville Airport.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Guilty verdict in meth case

LIHUE – A Fifth Circuit jury on Tuesday found Stanley Lani Akau, Jr. guilty of four drug and weapon related charges.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Water shutdown scheduled for Hanamaulu area on Thursday, Jan. 19

HANAMAULU – The Department of Water (DOW) has scheduled a 9-hour water shutdown for the Hanamaulu area on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. Affected customers are located on Aikepa Street, Anai Street, Amo Street, Hanamaulu Road (from Amo Street to the end of the road), and Hehi Road.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Lane closures on Puhi Road set for Jan. 23-24
PUHI – The public is advised that there will be intermittent lane closures on Puhi Road next week between the intersections of Kaneka and Haleukana Street. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Public hearing re. Departmental Draft of General Plan update set for Jan. 31
LĪHU‘E – The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the end of January regarding “Kaua‘i Kakou”, the Departmental Draft of the General Plan update. 

Friday, January 13, 2017
Ocean Safety officials advising no swimming on North Shore
Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming at all North Shore beaches, west of the Hanalei Pavilion to Kē‘ē Beach, due to high surf and dangerous ocean conditions

Friday, January 13, 2017
Safe Routes to School to be discussed at Hanamā‘ulu meeting

HANAMĀʻULU – The Department of Public Works will hold a public information meeting regarding the first phase of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) improvements planned for Hanamāʻulu.

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Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.
Mayor, County of Kauaʻi