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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, July 27, 2016
Early voting for Primary, General elections temporarily relocated to Lihue Neighborhood Center
Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – The Elections Division of the Office of the County Clerk is informing the public that early voting services will be temporarily relocated to the Līhu‘e Neighborhood Center for the 2016 Primary and General Elections.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
KPD invites public comment as part of accreditation process
LĪHU'E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is currently seeking accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).

Monday, July 25, 2016
Public reminded about proper use of refuse carts
LĪHU‘E – County officials are issuing another reminder about the importance of residents using their refuse carts properly.

Sunday, July 24, 2016
11 a.m. Sunday Update, Mayor signs emergency proclamation in anticipation of TS Darby

LĪHU'E – Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr. has signed an emergency proclamation as the County of Kaua‘i prepares for Tropical Storm Darby to approach the islands. The proclamation follows Governor Ige’s proclamation in authorizing the expenditure of funds for disaster-related damages or losses.


Saturday, July 23, 2016
Tropical Storm Watch issued for County of Kaua‘i

LĪHU'E – As of 5 a.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the islands of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau due to approaching Tropical Storm Darby. 


Saturday, July 23, 2016
County officials prepare for Tropical Storm Darby

LĪHU'E – As Tropical Storm Darby approaches the island chain, county officials are urging residents and visitors to get prepared and stay informed.


Saturday, July 23, 2016
TS Darby 5 p.m. Update: Tropical Storm Warning issued for County of Kaua‘i

LĪHU'E – As of 5 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service has upgraded the Tropical Storm Watch to a Tropical Storm Warning for the islands of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau due to approaching Tropical Storm Darby.


Friday, July 22, 2016
Kapa‘a, Waimea swimming pools to close on July 30
KAPA‘A -- The Kapa‘a and Waimea swimming pools will be closed on Saturday, July 30 due to swim class graduation.

Friday, July 22, 2016
Two-car crash in Lāwa‘i results in fatality, arrest
LAWAI – A two-car crash that occurred on Thursday night in Lāwa‘i involving six teens resulted in several injuries and one fatality. 

Friday, July 22, 2016
County Housing Agency to open Section 8 waiting list Aug. 1-12
LĪHU‘E – County officials today announced that applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program waiting list will be accepted from Aug. 1 to Aug. 12.

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