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YWCA Week Without Violence

For more than 20 years, the YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence, one week when YWCAs across the country join with YWCAs around the world as part of a global movement to raise awareness to end violence... Read More.

Airport Workers Laid-Off

Over 780 HMSHost airport workers were laid off permanently after being furloughed in March in Hawai‘i, on the same day trans-Pacific travel reopened, including 60 workers at Lihu‘e Airport, on Oct. 15. Cecilia Gipolan said, a cook who had worked at the Mea Inu... Read More.

KPD Needs Your Help Locating a Suspect

The Kaua‘i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 28-year-old Dylan Crowell as he is a suspect in an alleged assault case. Kaua‘i police responded on Thursday around 6 a.m. to a report of a man who had received non-life threatening... Read More.

Mayor Says Dont Let Your Guard Down

Mayor Derek Kawakami is urging residents to wear masks as the state makes its long-awaited reopening to trans-Pacific travelers. The mayor adding, “We know it’s easy to let our guard down when we’re around family and close friends.” Travelers into the county, from out... Read More.

Ballot Drop Boxes Now at Several Locations

Ballot drop boxes are available in several locations. and will be accessible 24/7 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3. They are easily identified by their distinctive purple badging and the Official Seal of the County of Kaua‘i. Ballots should only be deposited in... Read More.

It’s Back to Business

The state officially reopens tomorrow, and Gov. Ige has approved Mayor Derek Kawakami’s four-tier program as well as a pre-travel testing option for travelers. Similar to the trans-Pacific pre-test system that will allow travelers to bypass the 14-day quarantine with a negative U.S. Food... Read More.

Tourism Industry is Getting Ready

Hawaiian Airlines and two major hotels on Kaua‘i are gearing up for the reopening of trans-Pacific travel on Thursday, while one hotel expects an uptick, another has seen a decrease in bookings. Hawaiian Airlines officials said they have been encouraged by new bookings and... Read More.