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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.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Neighborhood centers closed on Feb. 12 except for Līhu‘e
LĪHUE – To allow the staff at the county’s neighborhood centers to assist with the Seniors Valentine’s Day event, all of the centers will be closed on Friday, Feb. 12, except for Līhu‘e.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Blessing held for Moanakai seawall repair project
WAIPOULI – A blessing was held earlier this week to mark the start of the Moanakai seawall repair project. The seawall was built approximately 20 years ago after Hurricane Iniki to prevent further damage to Moanakai Road and to protect area residences along with the popular beach.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Visitor drowns in Po'ipū waters

 PO'IPŪ – A 73-year-old male visitor apparently drowned Tuesday afternoon while snorkeling at Hanakaape Bay in Poipu. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Prison sentence for non-compliant sex offender

LIHU‘E – On Wednesday, Judge Kathleen Watanabe sentenced D O Lavern Vanaman Jr., 62, of Kapa‘a, to spend five years in prison for Failure to Comply with Covered Offender Registration Requirements.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Hardy Street improvement project completed
LĪHU'E – Local officials gathered earlier this week to celebrate the completion of the Hardy Street improvements in Līhu‘e. The $8 million project includes major enhancements that span the entire roadway, approximately 0.7 miles from Kūhiō Highway to Rice Street.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Mayor: D.C. trip holds promise for more grant opportunities
LĪHU‘E – Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. recently returned from a trip to Washington D.C. where he attended the 84th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCOM). While there, the mayor also met with Hawai‘i’s congressional delegation and/or their staff as well as with federal partners.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Tree Tunnel to close for maintenance work on Feb. 13
KŌLOA – Maluhia Road, from the Tree Tunnel to the Ala Kino’iki Road junction, will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow the Department of Public Works to do tree trimming and remove dead branches. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Temporary closure of 'Aliomanu Road for repair work on Feb. 10
ANAHOLA – A small portion of 'Aliomanu Road will be closed for approximately four hours on Feb. 10 for repair work. The closure is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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