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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, September 20, 2017
Pua Loke Street partially closed on Sept. 28 for Make a Splash Festival

LIHUE –Access to Pua Loke Street, from Haleko Road towards the Department of Water (DOW) in Lihue, will be temporarily closed on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to accommodate the DOW’s 14th Annual Make a Splash water education Festival.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Kupuna services offered to promote fall prevention, wellness

LĪHU‘E – In honor of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Friday, Sept. 22, the Agency on Elderly Affairs is reminding caregivers and kupuna of services offered to prevent falling, promote general well-being and ensure safe living conditions.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Police operation leads to arrests, removal of illegal campsites

The Kaua‘i Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) conducted a special mission on Monday in the Līhu‘e and Kapa‘a areas, which led to arrests, the removal of illegal campsites and the removal of abandoned property.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Altercation in Hanalei parking lot results in injuries

HANALEI – Police responded to an altercation involving multiple subjects on Saturday night in a Hanalei restaurant parking lot.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Medicare open enrollment period begins October 15 to December 7

LĪHU‘E – The Agency on Elderly Affairs is announcing that the Medicare open enrollment period begins Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Roadwork to take place on Maluhia Road from Sept. 25 - Sept. 29

KOLOA – The Department of Public Works is announcing that Maui Kupono Builders will be conducting roadwork repairs on Maluhia Road, from Kaumuali‘i Highway to Ala Kinoiki, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., from Monday, Sept. 25, through Friday, Sept. 29. 

Monday, September 18, 2017
Search suspended for missing California man

HAENA – The search for a missing California man in waters off Hā‘ena was suspended Monday morning following a three-day, multi-agency effort.

Monday, September 18, 2017
CERT announces upcoming classes in Kapa‘a

KAPA‘A – The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) announces upcoming training courses in Kapa‘a.

Monday, September 18, 2017
Statement from Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. on reinstating night football games
“For the past several years, we have been working diligently with our partners at the federal, state, and county levels to responsibly reinstate night football games during the endangered seabird fledgling season, which runs from September 15 through December 15 each year.

Friday, September 15, 2017
Multiple agencies search for missing California man

HAENA – Police, firefighters, personnel from the Ocean Safety Bureau and Coast Guard are searching for a missing California man in waters off Ha‘ena.

Friday, September 15, 2017
Hanalei woman arrested following Grand Jury indictment in Meth Case
LIHU‘E - Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar announced Friday that Aquila Ecolono, aka Aquila Say, 42, of Hanalei, was indicted on September 13 by a Fifth Circuit Grand Jury for six charges associated with an October 2016 incident in which officers from the Kaua‘i Police Department allegedly recovered more than an ounce of methamphetamine, as well as other drugs including hydrocodone, tramadol, alprazolam, diazepam, and more than an ounce of marijuana.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
County to prohibit vehicular access to shoreline at Hanalei Black Pot Beach
HANALEI – The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that vehicular access to the shoreline at Hanalei Black Pot Beach, between the Hanalei River mouth and the Hanalei Pier, will be prohibited as of Friday, Sept. 15 due to beach erosion.

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