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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.

Monday, May 2, 2016
Vendor applications accepted for Sunshine Markets
LĪHU‘E – County officials are now accepting applications for qualified full-time vendors in its Sunshine Market program. The administrative rules with details on eligibility can be accessed on the county website at

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Police arrest two wanted men in separate incidents, drugs seized

LĪHU'E  – Police arrested two wanted men in separate incidents on Kaua‘i this week. Officers seized cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs in one of the arrests.  

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Prison sentence in sex assault case

LIHU‘E - Steven Westerman, 40, of Kekaha, was sentenced today to serve twenty years in prison for sexually assaulting a relative when she was six and seven years old.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Ho‘ohu Road closed for waterline work on April 28

PO‘IPU – A portion of Ho‘ohu Road, between Pe‘e Road and Po‘ipu Crater Driveway, in Po‘ipu, will be closed on Thursday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting. The road closure will allow the Department of Water to repair a water service lateral.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Update on HI5 bottle redemption centers
The four HI5 bottle redemption centers that are operated by Kaua‘i Community Recycling Services (KCRS) will reopen on Thursday, April 28.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Mayor Carvalho reacts to monk seal attack on Kaua‘i

Kaua‘i police responded to a report of a monk seal that was being attacked by an unidentified man at Salt Pond Beach at approximately 7:45 p.m. Tuesday night. 

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