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Headlines from the last 7 days are listed below. To view additional news, please go to the Press Releases main page.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Meeting to discuss R-1 Recycled Water Program for Waimea Town

WAIMEA – The Department of Public Works, Wastewater Management Division is holding a public information meeting to discuss the R-1 Recycled Water Program for Waimea Town. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Waimea Canyon School cafeteria.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Hearing to discuss concessionaires at Hanalei beaches set for December 1

LĪHU'E – The Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting an upcoming public hearing to announce the proposed amendment to the Rules and Regulations Relating to the Use of Parks and Park Facilities by Peddlers and Concessionaires at Hanalei Bay and Black Pot Beach Park, which will affect surf and stand up paddling schools and boating companies in the area. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Tax rate adjustment available to owners of long-term affordable rentals
LĪHU‘E – Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. today signed Bill 2600, which allows qualified  owners of long-term affordable rentals to receive the homestead tax rate for the current assessment year if they apply for the beneficial rate by Dec. 31, 2015. 

Monday, November 23, 2015
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Thanksgiving Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 along with all refuse transfer stations, the Kekaha Landfill, Puhi Metals Recycling Center and the Kaua‘i Resource Center. In addition, the Kapa‘a and Waimea swimming pools, all neighborhood centers and the county’s Sunshine markets will be closed on the holiday.

Monday, November 23, 2015
Kauai police urge public to be aware of counterfeit money

LĪHU'E – Police are warning the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills that are circulating on the island. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Kalaheo crash causes traffic tie-up

KALAHEO – Two 21-year-old Waimea women sustained non life-threatening injuries Friday night following a traffic crash in Kalaheo.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Inattentive driver causes Wailua traffic crash

WAILUA – A female Hanamā‘ulu resident was cited Friday for inattention to driving, which caused a three-car collision along the Wailua Golf Course near mile marker 5.5.

Friday, November 20, 2015
Green waste not accepted at any refuse transfer station, except Līhu‘e

LĪHU‘E – Due to the weather, green waste is currently not being accepted at any of the refuse transfer stations except for Līhu‘e. 

Friday, November 20, 2015
New rules for DOW’s Facilities Reserve Charge in effect Nov. 29
LIHUE – The Kauai Board of Water Supply approved yesterday to adopt the amendments to the Department of Water’s (DOW) Rules and Regulations regarding the Facilities Reserve Charge (FRC).

Friday, November 20, 2015
Mayor returns from goodwill tour of Japan

LĪHU'E – Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. returned Sunday from a weeklong goodwill tour of two cities in Japan, Moriyama and Suo-Oshima, with stops in Kyoto and Hiroshima. The primary purpose of his visit was to explore economic development opportunities, while strengthening Kaua‘i’s sister city programs, engaging in discussions with other mayors, interacting with citizens of all ages as well as promoting tourism.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Hawaii State Judiciary hosts presentation on newly established Environment Court

LĪHU‘E – The Hawaii State Judiciary invites the public to attend a presentation to learn more about Hawai‘i’s newly established Environmental Court. The presentation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Lihue Civic Center’s Pi`ikoi Conference Room 2A-2B.

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