A Kaua‘i cleaning service has been hit with its second labor violation in less than a decade after federal investigators determined they failed to pay nearly $50,000 in workers’ overtime wages and travel expenses over a three-year period.
A Kaua‘i man who called in a bomb threat at the school his ex-girlfriend’s children attended, agreed to a plea deal on Monday.
The organizational structure of the Kaua‘i Police Department may look different by this time next year.
The state Department of Transportation took steps to fix traffic problems on a chaotic stretch of highway near the Lihu‘e McDonald’s drive-thru in late April, installing barriers between the northbound lane of Kuhio Highway and the fast food spot.
The state Department of Transportation announced a single right lane closure on Kuhio Highway is possible in either direction, for grass cutting and tree trimming, between mile markers 0.5 and 1.2, in the vicinity of Hanalei Plantation Road and Ohiki Road, Monday through Friday, May 8 to 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
HONOLULU — Gov. Josh Green announced Friday his selection of former Kaua‘i state Rep. James “Jimmy” Kunane Tokioka as the new Director of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism after the Legislature shot down his first nominee for the role.
LIHU‘E — A Kilauea man appeared at the Fifth Circuit Court in Lihu‘e on April 28, where he entered a not guilty plea to a charge of sexual assault in the first degree.
LIHU‘E — The largest affordable housing project ever undertaken by the County of Kaua‘i received a major financial boost on April 26 with the county council’s approval of a $25 million bond issuance.
KEALIA — The state Department of Transportation announced that a single right lane closure on Kuhio Highway (Route 56) is possible in either direction in the vicinity of Kealia Road and Ka‘ao Road, May 1 through May 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for grass cutting along guardrails.
LIHU‘E — The final version of the state budget bill, which was approved by two committees earlier this week, includes $145 million for Kaua‘i capital improvement projects focused on transportation, education, and health care.
Kaua‘i is currently the only county in the state that requires residents to file for a permit and pass a background check in order to buy pepper spray.
LIHU‘E — Amid sky-high housing costs and the expiration of pandemic-era tenant protections, homelessness appears to be on the rise on Kaua‘i.
LIHU‘E — A Wailua man, who caused a fatal hit-and-run crash while driving 30 miles per hour over the speed limit, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The state Department of Transportation announced that a single shoulder closure of Kuhio Highway is possible in either direction at Kilauea Stream Bridge, on Tuesday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a routine inspection of the Kilauea Stream bridge.
LIHU‘E — A crowd of about 50 people, and one roving pigeon, gathered at the Wilcox Elementary School Cafeteria on Saturday morning for new U.S. Representative Jill Tokuda’s first Kaua‘i town hall.