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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.

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

HANAMĀ‘ULU – 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 Hanamā‘ulu.


Thursday, January 12, 2017
Male visitor dies of apparent drowning off Waiohai Beach
POIPU  – A 66-year-old male visitor died of an apparent drowning in waters off Waiohai Beach in Po‘ipū on Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Waimea swimming pool closed Jan. 15-17

WAIMEA -- The Waimea swimming pool will be closed from Sunday, Jan. 15 to Tuesday, Jan. 17. The facility will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 18.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 along with the Kekaha Landfill, all refuse transfer stations, Kaua'i Resource Center and all neighborhood centers.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Guilty plea in 2013 murder case

LĪHU'E – Giovanni Lictawa Corpuz, 44, of Kōloa, today entered a plea of guilty to one count of Murder in the second degree.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Lane closure on Kuhio Highway in Waipouli, Friday, Jan. 13

WAIPOULI – The Department of Water (DOW) advises motorists that pavement patching will be performed on Kuhio Highway in the vicinity of North Papaloa Road and Coconut Marketplace from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. 


Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Blessing held for Kaniko‘o phase two

LĪHU‘E – A blessing was held this morning to mark the completion of Kaniko‘o phase two, an affordable rental complex for seniors in Līhu‘e.

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