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Inmate release proposed; Coronavirus concerns prompt state public defender to petition Hawaii Supreme Court
The Hawaii Police Department arrested nine people for not sheltering in place during the past week.
Effective immediately, the county Department of Water Supply is suspending service disconnections and waiving late payment fees through April 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hawaii Supreme Court announced Tuesday that the state bar examination will not be administered July 28-29 as originally scheduled.
U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, a Hawaii Democrat, announced Wednesday that Hawaii will receive $5.5 million under the Byrne-Justice Assistance Grant program to assist state and county law officials as they combat the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
To ensure a healthy and safe environment for patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, no visitors are allowed at Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea until further notice.
The state Department of Health is reporting 34 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus as of noon today, bringing the statewide total of cases to 258.
Hawaii County Civil Defense reports this morning that 21 people have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus on Hawaii Island.
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, a Hawaii Democrat, announced that starting Friday, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing Small Business Administration lenders.
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http://hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts (Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency)