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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, May 4, 2016
Online registration for Summer Enrichment Program begins on May 13
LĪHU‘E -- County officials announced that online registration for the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) will begin on Friday, May 13, 8 a.m., on the county website, 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Puhi Road rehabilitation project to begin May 10
PUHI – The first phase of the Puhi Road rehabilitation project spanning from Kaumuali’i Highway to Kaneka Street will begin on Tuesday, May 10. The project is expected to be completed early next year weather permitting. Work hours will be Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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.

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