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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.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
County unable to process driver’s licenses and motor vehicle registrations until further notice

LĪHU‘E – County officials announce that due to a computer malfunction, the Department of Motor Vehicles is unable to process driver’s licenses and motor vehicle registrations until further notice.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Kaua‘i DMV resumes driver’s license and motor vehicle registration services

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Department of Motor Vehicles has resumed processing driver’s licenses and motor vehicle registrations, following a network issue that shut down the services Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Blessing held for Halewili Road Main Replacement Project

KALAHEO – The Department of Water (DOW) held a blessing ceremony, Feb. 5, to commence the Halewili Road Main Replacement Project, along Halewili Road and Kaumualii Highway, in Kalaheo.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Ocean Safety officials advising no swimming on North Shore

Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming at all North Shore beaches, west of the Hanalei Pavilion to Kē‘ē Beach, due to high surf and dangerous ocean conditions.

Monday, February 8, 2016
DOW seeks applicants for construction management division

LIHUE – The Department of Water (DOW) is now accepting applications for a full-time Project Manager and a full-time Waterworks Inspector I, for the construction management division. Detailed job descriptions and applications are available on the Department of Human Resources website at

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.

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Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.
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