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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.

Saturday, December 8, 2018
High Surf Warning for north- and west-facing shores through Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for all north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau until 6 a.m. on Monday.


Saturday, December 8, 2018
Search suspended for missing California woman

PRINCEVILLE – The search for a missing woman in waters off Queen’s Bath in Princeville was suspended Saturday afternoon following a three-day, multi-agency effort.


Friday, December 7, 2018
Emergency water service shutdown for customers located on Wanaao Road and Helena Lane in Kapaa

KAPA'A – The Department of Water (DOW) has announced an emergency water service shutdown for customers located on Wana’ao Road and Helena Lane in Kapa’a for approximately 4 to 5 hours.  DOW crews are conducting repairs to a recent distribution line break in the area.


Thursday, December 6, 2018
Search for missing woman to resume Friday

PRINCEVILLE – The search for a missing woman in waters off Queen’s Bath in Princeville will continue Friday.


Thursday, December 6, 2018
KPD warns public about stranger danger incidents

The Kaua‘i Police Department is urging the public to be vigilant after three students were approached by a stranger in separate incidents near Hanalei and ‘Ele‘ele elementary schools.


Thursday, December 6, 2018
Traffic advisory for Lights on Rice Parade, Christmas Craft Fair

LĪHU‘E – The annual Lights on Rice Parade is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7 starting at 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Rescuers search for missing woman in waters off Queen’s Bath

PRINCEVILLE – Rescuers are searching for a 23-year-old California woman in waters off Queen’s Bath in Princeville.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Residents reminded of fireworks laws, required permits for New Year’s Eve

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i Fire officials are reminding the public that a permit must be obtained from the fire department by Monday, Dec. 31, to purchase and ignite firecrackers on New Year’s Eve.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Ocean Safety officials advising no swimming on north- and west-facing shores

Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming or snorkeling at Kē‘ē, Hā‘ena, and Kekaha beaches due to high surf and dangerous ocean conditions.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018
High Surf Warning for north- and west-facing shores through Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect at noon today, until noon on Thursday.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Waha Road on Dec. 6-7

KALĀHEO – The public is advised that portions of Waha Road in Kalāheo will be closed for reconstruction work, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., from Dec. 6 to 7, weather pending.


Monday, December 3, 2018
Mayor Kawakami, County Council sworn into office on Monday

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami and members of the 2018-2020 Kaua‘i County Council were sworn into office by Judge Randal G. B. Valenciano at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall on Monday.