The Hawaii County Council passed on first reading a bill that would allow the county to claim more than $5 million from the state to reimburse police overtime costs incurred during the Thirty Meter Telescope protests in 2019.
Three people accused of burglarizing homes during the COVID-19 emergency include a felony probationer who allegedly traded a pilfered generator for heroin and a couple busted after driving with an allegedly stolen fishing cooler protruding from an open door of their car.
A retired judge appointed by the state Supreme Court to oversee a planned release of inmates from the state’s prisons and jails because of the COVID-19 pandemic told lawmakers Thursday that the process is “a work in progress.”
The official in charge of the department responsible for processing and paying unemployment claims told a state Senate committee Thursday that an obsolete computer system unable to deal with a crush of claims and calls because of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing delays in many claimants getting paid.
Honolulu and Maui get millions for mass transit, and Honolulu gets a direct infusion of $387.18 million of the $1.25 billion the state’s getting from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, known as the CARES Act.