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

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Recap of Mayor’s trip to NYC, Washington, DC
LĪHU‘E – Three Hawai‘i mayors, Bernard Carvalho, Jr., Kirk Caldwell and Bill Kenoi, were among the hundreds of people who greeted the Hokule‘a when it arrived in New York City earlier this month.

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing child
LĪHU‘E – Kyron M. Corpuz, 25, of Līhu‘e, was today sentenced to serve ten years in prison for sexually assaulting a child on more than one occasion between 2012 and 2016.  

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
DOW donates ‘hydration stations’ to the island’s public high schools
LIHUE – The Department of Water (DOW) met with Department of Education (DOE) officials, Tuesday at the State of Hawaii Government Office in Lihue, to present the island’s three public high schools with custom-made water hydration stations for their athletic programs.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Road closures for Kekaha 4th of July Celebration

KEKAHA – The Kekaha 4th of July Celebration is scheduled for the evening of Monday, July 4th at Faye Park in Kekaha.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
DOW announces no cost of power adjustment rate for FY 2016-2017

LIHUE – The Department of Water (DOW) has announced that there will be no cost of power adjustment rate for fiscal year 2016-2017, effective July 1.

Monday, June 27, 2016
Update on HI5 bottle redemption centers
LĪHU‘E – The four HI5 bottle redemption centers that are operated by Kaua‘i Community Recycling Services (KCRS) have reopened. 

Monday, June 27, 2016
Moanakai seawall repair project completed
WAIPOULI – A blessing was held last week to mark the completion of the Moanakai seawall repair project in Waipouli.

Monday, June 27, 2016
County announces holiday closures
LĪHU‘E – In observance of Independence Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, along with all of the refuse transfer stations and HI-5 bottle redemption centers. 

Monday, June 27, 2016
Man in critical condition after falling from Hanakāpī‘ai trail


 HANAKAPIAI – A Kona man remains in critical condition after falling from the Hanakāpī‘ai Trail on Saturday. 

Monday, June 27, 2016
Road closures for annual Concert in the Sky
LĪHU'E – The 27th Annual Kaua'i Hospice ‘Concert in the Sky’ is scheduled for Monday, July 4th from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Vidinha Stadium Soccer Field in Līhu'e.

Monday, June 27, 2016
Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. issues statement re. demolition activities at Coco Palms Resort
The people of Kaua‘i have long sought the cleanup of the Coco Palms site since Hurricane Iniki hit.

Sunday, June 26, 2016
California man pulled from waters off Salt Pond Beach

HANAPEPE – A California man remains in critical condition after he became distressed while snorkeling off Salt Pond Beach in Hanapēpē at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.
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