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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.

Monday, October 15, 2018
Community meeting on drug addiction set for Oct. 16

KAPA‘A – The Mayor’s Advisory Committee for Treatment and Community Integration will host “Drug Addiction 101,” a community meeting at Kapa'a Missionary Church on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – The Elections Division of the Office of the County Clerk mailed ballots to approximately 14,000 absentee mail voters over the weekend.  Absentee mail voters should begin receiving their ballots beginning on Monday, October 15, 2018.

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Kapa‘a swimming pool to be closed on Oct. 28

Due to a staffing shortage, the Kapa‘a swimming pool will be closed Sunday, Oct. 28.

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Po‘ipū Beach Park designated as tobacco-free on Thursday

On Thursday, Oct. 11, Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. and community partners announced that Po‘ipū Beach Park is now a designated, tobacco-free facility.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Mayor Carvalho accepts Final EIS for new municipal solid waste landfill

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. on Wednesday accepted the County of Kaua‘i Department of Public Works Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the new municipal solid waste landfill to be located on Ma‘alo Road, in Līhu‘e.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Jesse Korn sentenced to 35 years in prison for sex assault

LĪHU‘E – Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar announced that Jesse Korn, 27, formerly of Kōloa, was sentenced to serve consecutive 20-, 10- and five-year prison sentences in two separate cases for a total period of 35 years. He had previously pleaded no contest to Sexual Assault in the First Degree, Kidnapping, Sexual Assault in the Second Degree, and Sexual Assault in the Third Degree.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Pu‘uopae Bridge to be temporarily closed for construction from Oct. 15 to 19

The public is advised that Pu‘uopae Bridge in Wailua Homesteads will be temporarily closed starting Oct. 15 through Oct. 19 in preparation for construction of the new Pu‘uopae Bridge. A full closure of the bridge will begin Oct. 22 and is estimated to last through June, 2019.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
KPD continues to investigate Kalāheo hit-and-run, and is seeking the public’s help

KALĀHEO – Kaua‘i police are continuing to investigate the death of 24-year-old Florentino Maipi, of ‘Ele‘ele, who was killed while walking on Halewili Road in Kalāheo last week. Investigators are asking the public for assistance.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Dozens attend friendship city signing ceremony for the County of Kaua‘i and the City of Candon

LĪHU‘E – Several dozen attended a friendship city signing ceremony for the County of Kaua‘i and the City of Candon at the Mo‘ikeha Courtyard in Līhu‘e on Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Back parking lot of Wailua Homesteads Park to be closed from Oct. 12 to Oct. 22

WAILUA – The public is advised that the back parking lot of Wailua Homesteads Park will be closed from Friday, Oct. 12, to Monday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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