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State Conservation Officers Cite 34 For COVID-19 Order Violations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Conservation Officers Cite 34 For COVID-19 Order Violations

Those cited entered closed state parks across the islands.

Maui Police To Use Drones To Enforce Stay-At-Home Order Courtesy: Maui Police Department

Maui Police To Use Drones To Enforce Stay-At-Home Order

The department says the drones are fitted with public announcement capabilities.

Honolulu Police To Increase Stay-At-Home Order Enforcement Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police To Increase Stay-At-Home Order Enforcement

Violators could face up to a $5,000 fine and/or one year in prison.

Justice Delayed: Pandemic Puts Court Cases And Lives On Hold Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Justice Delayed: Pandemic Puts Court Cases And Lives On Hold

One of many issues raised by the closures and delays is whether defendants will get legally required “speedy trials.”

Special Master Appointed To Recommend On COVID-19 Jail Releases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Special Master Appointed To Recommend On COVID-19 Jail Releases

Meanwhile, one person at the Oahu jail is being tested for COVID-19 with results still pending.

Scam Artists Promised Mortgage Relief, Delivered Heartbreak To Hawaii Homeowners Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

Scam Artists Promised Mortgage Relief, Delivered Heartbreak To Hawaii Homeowners

Anthony Williams ripped off homeowners in several states, prosecutors say. In Hawaii, some of his marks then enticed new victims in their Filipino community.

Honolulu Mayor: Prison May Be ‘Safest Place’ To Ride Out COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor: Prison May Be ‘Safest Place’ To Ride Out COVID-19

Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s comments contradict the CDC and the experience of correctional facilities across the country where coronavirus is spreading rapidly.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Cutting Payroll Costs To Weather Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Cutting Payroll Costs To Weather Pandemic

The question for already-beleaguered media outlets nationwide is when steps such as furloughs and reduced work schedules can be lifted.

Public Defender’s Office Wants Hundreds More Hawaii Inmates Released Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Public Defender’s Office Wants Hundreds More Hawaii Inmates Released

The Supreme Court is considering the proposed releases to avoid a coronavirus outbreak in correctional facilities.