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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, June 21, 2018
Lane closure on Kūhiō Highway in Kapaia, June 26

KAPAIA – The public is advised that the southbound lane of Kūhiō Highway between Nuku Street and Kapaia Road will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Tuesday, June 26, and ending Wednesday, June 27. The closure is necessary to allow the Wastewater Management Division to continue a sewer main repair in the area.


Thursday, June 21, 2018
Mayor participates in Hawai‘i on the Hill, meets with federal agencies

LĪHU'E – Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to participate in the fifth annual Hawai‘i on the Hill, as well as meet with federal agencies and the Congressional delegation to discuss priorities for the County of Kaua‘i.


Thursday, June 21, 2018
Kapa‘a pool closed today, June 21, due to vandalism

KAPA‘A – Due to an overnight break-in and vandalism, the Kapa‘a pool will be closed today, June 21.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Woman found dead in home, suspect arrested

ŌMA‘O – Kaua‘i police arrested 62-year-old Peter Grewer, of Ōma‘o, after he allegedly killed a woman found dead in her home on Tuesday.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Hanapēpē refuse transfer station to not accept loose mixed waste starting Monday, June 25

HANAPĒPĒ – Due to repairs of the trash compactor chute and support structure, the Hanapēpē refuse transfer station will not be accepting loose mixed waste for a month, starting Monday, June 25.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Hiker’s body recovered from Sleeping Giant trail

WAILUA – A Kaua‘i man’s body was recovered Tuesday morning from the Sleeping Giant hiking trail in Wailua, after he apparently fell to his death Monday afternoon.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Update: Free electric bus demonstration to run June 21-23

LĪHU‘E – Starting on Thursday, June 21, the County of Kaua‘i Transportation Agency will be operating two electric bus demonstrations on the Kekaha and Hanalei mainline routes free of charge.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Mayor Bernard Carvalho reminds public of emergency proclamation, rule

Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. has issued the following statement in regards to the emergency proclamation and rule in effect for the County of Kaua‘i.


Monday, June 18, 2018
County to host community meeting on drug addiction

KAPA'A – The Mayor’s Advisory Committee for Treatment and Community Integration will host “Drug Addiction 101,” a community meeting at Kapa'a Missionary Church on Tuesday, June 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


Monday, June 18, 2018
Free electric bus demonstration to run June 20-23

LĪHU‘E – Starting on Wednesday, June 20, the County of Kaua‘i Transportation Agency will be operating two electric bus demonstrations on the Kekaha and Hanalei mainline routes free of charge.


Monday, June 18, 2018
Free mobile eWaste recycling this Sunday

HANAPĒPĒ – The County Recycling Office is announcing free mobile eWaste recycling for residents and businesses on Sunday, June 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the roads baseyard adjacent to the Hanapēpē refuse transfer station.


Friday, June 15, 2018
Kapa‘a man airlifted from Ho‘opi‘i Falls

KAPAHI – Firefighters responded to a man needing assistance at Ho‘opi‘i Falls in Kapahi Thursday afternoon.


Friday, June 15, 2018
Public reminded to use appropriate containers for used motor oil

LĪHU‘E – The County Solid Waste Division reminds the public that they must only use appropriate containers to store and transport used motor oil for recycling.

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Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.
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