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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.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Prison sentence in stolen car case

LĪHU‘E – Stephen Kaliko Makanani, age 32 of Kapa‘a, was sentenced to serve five years in prison following his conviction on two felony charges relating to the theft of a vehicle from the parking lot behind the Dragon Building in Kapa‘a, in October 2016.


Thursday, November 16, 2017
KPD educates public on active shooter preparedness

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is encouraging the public to become educated on active shooter preparedness and assaulter response, due to the recent number of mass shootings throughout the United States.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Thanksgiving Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, along with all refuse transfer stations, the Kekaha Landfill, and Puhi Metals Recycling Center.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Firefighters respond to Līhu‘e structure fire

LĪHU'E – Firefighters responded to a structure fire that broke out Monday afternoon on Wilcox Road in Nāwiliwili.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Reminder: Puhi Metals accepts e-waste for recycling

PUHI – Resource Recovery Solutions, the operator of Puhi Metals Recycling Center (PMRC), accepts e-waste at no cost to residents and businesses.


Monday, November 13, 2017
Registration for Winter Basketball League begins Nov. 15

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation today announced that registration for the Boys and Girls Winter Basketball League will begin Wednesday, Nov. 15, and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 22

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