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Friday, September 20, 2019
KPD hosts free car seat check as part of Child Passenger Safety Week

LĪHU‘E – In recognition of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Kaua‘i Police Department will be hosting a free car seat safety inspection on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Walmart in Līhu‘e.


Friday, September 20, 2019
Roadwork to continue in ‘Ele‘ele and Hanapēpē from Sept. 26 to Oct. 19

Hanapēpē and ‘Ele‘ele – The Department of Public Works is announcing that GP Maintenance Solutions will continue roadwork in ‘Ele‘ele and Hanapēpē on weekdays, from Sept. 26 through October 19, 2019.


Friday, September 20, 2019
Runaway juvenile found safe in Anahola

ANAHOLA – Missing runaway Summer Estacio was located Friday morning safe along the shoreline of Anahola.


Thursday, September 19, 2019
East Kaua‘i Lions Club members volunteer time, service at Vidinha Stadium on Saturday

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation is applauding the work of 13 members of the East Kaua‘i Lions Club for offering their time and service at Vidinha Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 14.


Thursday, September 19, 2019
Mayor Kawakami invites the public to support the Global Climate Strike

LĪHU‘E – In support of the Global Climate Strike movement, Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami will be welcoming students from the Kaua‘i Community College and other stakeholders to the Līhu‘e Civic Center Rotunda on Friday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m.


Thursday, September 19, 2019
Kaua‘i police asking for help with finding runaway

The Kaua‘i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway juvenile.


Thursday, September 19, 2019
Emergency water service shutdown on Pualei Street and Leioni Place in Eleele

(4 P.M.) ELEELE – The Department of Water (DOW) announced an emergency water service shutdown for customers located on Pualei Street and Leioni Place in Eleele for approximately 4-hours.  DOW crews are conducting emergency repairs to a recent service lateral break in the area.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019
One lane road closure on Kūhi‘ō Highway in Kapa‘a set for Sept. 24-25

KAPA‘A – The public is advised that a one-lane road closure on Kūhi‘ō Highway on the innermost eastbound lane between Papaloa Road and Aleka Loop in Kapa’a is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 24th and Wednesday, Sept. 25th from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, weather permitting.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Connection of Ala Kalanikaumaka, Lopaka Paipa Boulevard to proceed

KŌLOA – A blessing was held last week to mark the start of construction that would expand Lopaka Paipa Boulevard, and connect the private roadway to Ala Kalanikaumaka in Kōloa.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Kaua‘i police asking for help with finding missing runaway

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway juvenile.


Monday, September 16, 2019
Haleko Road to close for roadside maintenance on Sept. 21

LĪHU‘E – Haleko Road will be closed for shoulder grading and road maintenance work on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Monday, September 16, 2019
Flash Flood Warning canceled for Kaua‘i

The National Weather Service has canceled a Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i.


Monday, September 16, 2019
Flash Flood Warning issued for Kaua‘i

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i, due to heavy rains occurring over the islands. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.