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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.

Friday, August 17, 2018
Traffic crash closes Kūhiō Highway in Wailua

WAILUA – A three-car crash that occurred shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday resulted in the closure of Kūhiō Highway near the Marine Camp access road in Wailua. Three people were transported to Wilcox Hospital as a result of the crash.


Friday, August 17, 2018
Wailua home damaged by fire, families displaced

WAILUA – Five individuals have been displaced from their home on Koukalaka Place in Wailua Homesteads following a fire that broke out Friday afternoon.


Friday, August 17, 2018
Machine operator hospitalized following explosion, fire at Puhi Metals

PUHI - A 38-year-old male of Kalaheo was seriously injured Friday morning when an item exploded and caught fire at Puhi Metals Recycling Facility.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Police operation leads to arrests, removal of illegal campsites

KAPA‘A – The Kaua‘i Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST), along with county park rangers and KPD’s abandoned vehicle coordinator, conducted a multi-day operation in Kapa‘a last week, which led to multiple arrests, citations, and the removal of illegal campsites.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Vehicle crash, fire causes highway closure Monday

HANAMĀ‘ULU – Police and fire personnel responded to a single-vehicle crash that resulted in a vehicle fire along Kūhiō Highway in Hanamā‘ulu Monday night.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Housing Agency announces public meeting

WAIMEA – The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency in partnership with Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity and ‘Ahe Group will host a public meeting to present the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Waimea Huakai Affordable Housing project situated on the 6.5-acre parcel located behind the West Kaua‘i Technology & Visitor Center.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Statehood Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Friday, Aug. 17, along with all refuse transfer stations as well as the Kapa‘a and Waimea swimming pools.

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