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Monday, July 6, 2020
Kaua‘i reports two new COVID-19 case on Monday

LĪHU‘E —The Kaua‘i District Health Office today reports two new positive cases of COVID-19. The current number of active cases now stands at seven. The cumulative total of cases to date is 42.


Monday, July 6, 2020
2020 PRIMARY ELECTION DRIVE-THRU VOTER REGISTRATION

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – The Elections Division of the Office of the County Clerk will be offering drive-thru voter registration services in the back parking area between the Historic County Annex Building and State Department of Human Services Kaua‘i Processing Center (former courthouse).


Monday, July 6, 2020
Due to Independence Day holiday, Maluhia Road resumes road work today

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC., are announcing that due to the Independence Day holiday, closure of Maluhia Road for road work did not begin on Sunday evening, July 5, as originally scheduled, but instead began this morning, July 6, and will continue until 6:30 a.m. on Friday, July 10; closures will occur continuously day and night.


Sunday, July 5, 2020
Kaua‘i police asking for help with finding missing person

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing person.


Saturday, July 4, 2020
Kapa‘a man arrested for terroristic threatening

KĪLAUEA – Kaua‘i police arrested Ryan Buley, 34, of Kapa‘a, Saturday afternoon for terroristic threatening and harassment following his refusal to wear a mask in a North Shore store.


Saturday, July 4, 2020
Two new positive cases of COVID-19 reported on Kaua‘i
LĪHU‘E —The Kaua‘i District Health Office today reports two new positive cases of COVID-19. The current number of active cases now stands at 7 as several individuals were recently released from isolation. The cumulative total of cases to date is 40.

Friday, July 3, 2020
Firefighters extinguish 5-acre brush fire in Anahola

ANAHOLA – Kaua‘i firefighters extinguished a brush fire that broke out in Anahola on Thursday afternoon.


Friday, July 3, 2020
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Ala Kinoiki in Po‘ipū from July 6 to July 17

PO‘IPŪ – The Department of Public Works is announcing that portions of Ala Kinoiki will be closed from July 6 to July 17 to allow Maui Kupono Builders to conduct road reconstruction work from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, weather permitting.


Thursday, July 2, 2020
KPD officer arrested Wednesday

LĪHU‘E – A Kaua‘i Police Department officer was arrested Wednesday afternoon for abuse of a family or household member while on duty.


Thursday, July 2, 2020
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Independence Day, all refuse transfer stations, the Kekaha Landfill, as well as the Waimea and Kapa‘a swimming pools will be closed on Saturday, July 4.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Chief Steven R. Goble assumes command of Kaua‘i Fire Department

LĪHU‘E – Chief of the Kaua‘i Fire Department Steven R. Goble assumed command of the Kaua‘i Fire Department on Wednesday in a Change of Command Ceremony held at the Līhu‘e Civic Center.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Finance Division announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Drivers Licensing Division

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i is announcing the following changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Drivers Licensing Division.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Night Work in Hanamā‘ulu and Kapaia set for July 2 to July 10

HANAMĀ‘ULU and KAPAIA – The public is advised that night construction work will be performed at the Wastewater Management Division’s Hanamā‘ulu Sewage Pump Station (SPS), located on Hanamā‘ulu Road, and Kapaia SPS, located at the intersection of Kūhiō Highway and Ma‘alo Road. The work is being performed as part of the construction project to rehabilitate and upgrade the Hanamā‘ulu and Kapaia SPSs.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Kaua‘i reports one new COVID-19 case on Tuesday

LĪHU‘E —The Kaua‘i District Health Office today reported one additional case of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total active cases to 17 and the cumulative number of cases to date to 38.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Kauaʽi police re-examine evidence from Amber Jackson’s murder

LĪHUʽE  ̶  This week marks the 10-year anniversary of the unsolved murder of Amber Jackson and Kauaʽi police may be getting closer to solving the brutal crime.


Monday, June 29, 2020
Residents reminded of fireworks laws, required permits for 4th of July

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i Fire officials are reminding the public that a permit must be obtained by the fire department by July 2 to purchase and ignite fireworks on the Fourth of July. KFD headquarters will be closed on July 3 in observance of the Fourth of July.


Monday, June 29, 2020
Lāwaʽi man dies in early morning traffic crash

LĀWAʽI  ̶  Kauaʽi police responded to a report of a single vehicle traffic crash early Monday morning on Piko Road in the vicinity of the Konishi Road intersection in Lāwaʽi. The crash resulted in the fatality of a 20-year-old Lāwaʽi man.


Monday, June 29, 2020
Airbnb, Mayor Kawakami reach agreement to help Kauaʻi County enforce short-term rental laws

LĪHU‘E –  Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami and Airbnb today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to help the County of Kaua‘i enforce its short-term rental laws. Under the agreement, hosts without a valid Tax Map Key (TMK) will be removed from the Airbnb platform upon notice from the County of Kauaʻi.


Sunday, June 28, 2020
Male resident dies while hiking Kalalau Trail near Kē‘ē Beach

KĒ‘Ē - A 41-year-old Kapa‘a man died Sunday while hiking the Kalalau Trail on the way to Hanakāpī‘ai Beach on the Nāpali Coast. 


Sunday, June 28, 2020
Two new positive cases of COVID-19 reported on Kaua‘i
LĪHU‘E —The Kaua‘i District Health Office today reported two additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total number of active cases to 16, and the cumulative total of cases to date to 37.

Saturday, June 27, 2020
One new positive case of COVID-19 reported on Kaua‘i
LĪHU‘E —The Kaua‘i District Health Office today reported one new positive case of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total number of active cases to 14, and the cumulative total of cases to date to 35.

Friday, June 26, 2020
Female found unresponsive in Kalalau Valley Stream

KALALAU - Kaua‘i police and Kaua‘i firefighters responded to a report on Friday of an unresponsive female resident in Kalalau Valley Stream waters on the Nāpali Coast. 


Friday, June 26, 2020
Mayor signs third supplementary emergency proclamation for COVID-19

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami has signed the third supplementary emergency proclamation on June 26, 2020, for the County of Kaua‘i, in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Mayor’s proclamation was issued in coordination with the Governor’s Office and fellow counties.


Thursday, June 25, 2020
Mayor Kawakami announces signing of historic MOU between Kaua‘i County and Expedia Group

KAUA’I  —Today, Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami announced a historic memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the County of Kaua‘i and global travel platform Expedia Group (the parent company of leading vacation rental site Vrbo.com). The MOU is designed to allow the county to more effectively track and regulate vacation rentals, while protecting the ability of responsible vacation rental operators in Kaua‘i County to welcome traveling families.


Thursday, June 25, 2020
Water service interruptions reported in Hanalei
11:20 A.M. HANALEI – The Department of Water (DOW) has received reports of a potential water main break and water service interruptions on a portion of Kuhio Highway; from the Hanalei River to Malolo Road in Hanalei town.

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Water service restored to customers in Hanalei
12:40 P.M. HANALEI – The Department of Water (DOW) announces that water service has been restored to customers located on a portion of Kuhio Highway; from the Hanalei River to Malolo Road in Hanalei Town.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Kaua‘i reports four new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

LĪHU‘E —The Kaua‘i District Health Office today reported four new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total number of active cases to 12, and the cumulative total of cases to date to 33.


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Līhuʽe man who died in fatal traffic crash identified

KŌLOA - Kauaʽi police have identified Gustavo Albuja Orellana, 60, of Lihuʽe, as the driver who died in last week’s fatal traffic crash.


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Public invited to offer comments for KPD’s CALEA re-accreditation

LĪHU‘E – The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, known as CALEA, will be conducting an assessment of the Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) as part of a re-accreditation process.


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
2020 Water Quality Reports updated on kauaiwater.org

LIHUE – The Department of Water’s (DOW) 2020 Water Quality Reports, covering from Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019, has been updated since June 4th in accordance to proper reporting methods and are available to view on the DOW’s website at www.kauaiwater.org


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Health officials announce update on recent household cluster on Kaua‘i

LĪHU‘E — Kaua‘i District health officials have identified no new positive cases after testing a large number of contacts of Kaua‘i COVID-19 cases over the weekend.


Monday, June 22, 2020
Finance Division announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures for Driver Licensing Division

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i is announcing the following changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Driver Licensing Division.


Monday, June 22, 2020
Roadwork scheduled in Anahola from June 29 to July 10

ANAHOLA  – The Department of Public Works is announcing that DMK and Associates will begin roadwork in Anahola on weekdays except for July 4, Independence Day, from June 29  through July 10, 2020, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weather permitting.


Saturday, June 20, 2020
Kaua‘i health officials confirm seven new positive cases of COVID-19

LĪHU‘E — The state Department of Health (DOH) has announced seven new cases of COVID-19 on Kaua‘i, bringing the total number of active cases here to eight.


Saturday, June 20, 2020
Mayor signs fifteenth supplementary emergency proclamation

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami has signed a fifteenth supplementary emergency proclamation on Saturday, June 20, for the County of Kaua‘i, extending the emergency relief period for damages sustained during the April 2018 flood.


Saturday, June 20, 2020
Household hazardous waste collection set for June 27 and 28

County officials are announcing that residentially-generated household hazardous waste (HHW) will be accepted free of charge on June 27 and 28. No commercial or farm generated material will be collected.


Friday, June 19, 2020
Two-vehicle crash on Kaumualiʽi Highway causes fatality

KŌLOA - A crash involving two vehicles on Kaumualiʽi Highway near the Maluhia Road junction on Friday afternoon resulted in a fatality.


Friday, June 19, 2020
No indication of foul play in Wainiha death

WAINIHA – Blane Haumea, 55, of Wainiha has been identified as the man who was found deceased on Sunday.


Friday, June 19, 2020
Hawai‘i Supreme Court Affirms Murder Conviction in Salt Pond Slaying

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Supreme Court today issued a ruling upholding the conviction of Koma Texeira, Jr., for Murder in the Second Degree, for the October 31, 2016, execution-style shooting of Jon Togioka near Salt Pond in Hanapēpē. In a 67-page opinion penned by Justice Richard Pollack, the Court affirmed Texeira’s conviction, ruling that DNA evidence linking Texeira to the crime scene was properly admitted and that any errors that occurred during the trial were harmless beyond a reasonable doubt.


Friday, June 19, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Department of Parks and Recreation

The County of Kaua‘i announces the following changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Wailua Golf Course in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Thursday, June 18, 2020
One new COVID-19 case reported on Kaua‘i

LĪHU‘E —The Kaua‘i District Health Office was informed today of one new confirmed case of COVID-19 on the island of Kaua‘i, bringing the cumulative total for the county to 22.


Thursday, June 18, 2020
REMINDER: Maluhia Road to close for road work, Sundays to Thursdays, from June 21 to Aug. 6

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC., are reminding the public that construction work will continue on Maluhia Road from June 21 to Aug. 6; closures will occur continuously day and night each week from 7 p.m. on Sundays to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. The dates may change dependent on the weather and other factors.


Thursday, June 18, 2020
Committee on the Status of Women announces students placing top honors in the 2020 Women’s History Essay Contest

The Kaua‘i Committee on the Status of Women is proud to announce students placing top honors in the 2020 Women’s History Essay Contest.


Thursday, June 18, 2020
County announces additional site for Summer Fun program

LĪHU‘E – County officials are announcing an additional site for the Summer Fun program located in Līhu‘e at the Kaua‘i Philippine Cultural Center.


Thursday, June 18, 2020
Housing Agency, Mayor Kawakami announces emergency rental, mortgage, and utility assistance program

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency and the Office of the Mayor are implementing a new program that offers emergency rental, mortgage, and utility assistance.


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
DOW final update: Water service restored on Molo Street

(5:30 p.m.) WAILUA– The Department of Water (DOW) has restored water service on Molo Street at approximately 5:15 p.m. this afternoon.  DOW crews have completed the emergency main line repairs on Molo Street and customers may now resume normal water use.


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
DOW update: Emergency water service shutdown on Molo Street

(2:30 p.m.) WAILUA– Department of Water (DOW) crews have begun the emergency repairs to the main line break on Molo Street in Wailua.  Estimated timeframe for repairs is approximately 3 to 5 hours.  Additionally, customers located on Hie Street may experience low water pressure during the repairs.


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Addendum No. 1 issued for CARES Act Request for Proposals

The County of Kaua‘i has issued Addendum No. 1 for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Proposals. Addendum No. 1 can be accessed at https://kauaiforward.com/rfp/.              


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Public invited to participate in the 2020 update of the County of Kaua‘i Multi-Hazard Mitigation and Resiliency Plan

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency (KEMA) invites