Welcome to the Hawaii State News update from Hawaii News Digest.
Top Story: Hawaii officials have closed all beaches and imposed stricter social distancing requirements for boating and hiking.
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Content supplied by the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser” and the Associated Press.
Accessed on 18 April 2020, 1515 UTC, Post 20616.
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Active exercising in the ocean is still permitted, but hiking, boating and fishing in groups of two or more is forbidden except to members of the same family or others living at the same address. Read more
Aarona Browning-Lopez appeared before Judge Alvin Nishimura at District Court today via video conferencing from a cellblock in the building after she was charged with violating an emergency order and providing false information on a state Department of Agriculture form. Read more
Hawaii Tourism Authority officials said they are adding extra verification steps to confirm information from arriving passengers. Read more
The Honolulu Museum of Art today confirmed it has laid off a good portion of its staff in response to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
Hawaii public schools began offering distance learning on April 6 and the school year officially ends May 28. Read more
Residential renters cannot be evicted by their landlords under a new coronavirus-related moratorium included in a supplementary emergency proclamation signed by Gov. David Ige today. Read more
Recktenwald also ordered the formation of the Committee on Operational Solutions, which would accelerate the courts’ capabilities to conduct proceedings remotely due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Judiciary said in a news release today. Read more
A total 390 patients in Hawaii have recovered since the start of the outbreak, with health officials reporting 16 new recoveries today. Read more
Love’s Bakery is kissing its iconic powdered-sugar Donettes goodbye. Read more
Police said that the assault, which the man in critical condition, occurred in the Bayfront area of Hilo. Read more
Micah Decosta appeared before Judge Alvin Nishimura via video conferencing from a cell block in the building on six counts of attempted first-degree murder and five counts of carrying a firearm in commission of a separate felony. Read more
State champions will not be crowned this year in baseball, softball, boys volleyball, girls water polo, judo, tennis, golf, and track and field. Read more
Jairus Burks appeared before Judge Alvin Nishimura at District Court today via video conferencing from a cellblock in the building on charges of second-degree attempted murder and three counts of firearm-related charges. Read more
The Hawaii Tourism Authority reported today that 386 trans-Pacific passengers arrived on Thursday, including 110 visitors and 157 residents. Read more
Though it may seem as if they are all sold out, fabric face masks are still available, according to Oahu vendors. Read more
Whether it’s Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert, Dolphins hope fans trust their QB decision in NFL draft
Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier has been acutely aware of the impact the 2020 NFL draft will have on the franchise, its rebuilding effort and his career. Read more
Hawaii’s four jails have had a significant drop in their populations to date since March 2 due to a concerted effort to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 in the event of an outbreak. Read more
The United States is struggling to test enough people to track and control the spread of the novel coronavirus, a crucial first step to reopening parts of the economy, which President Donald Trump is pushing to do by May 1. Read more
A proclamation signed today by Gov. David Ige authorizes liquor sales with takeout food orders, to provide a measure of relief to establishments with liquor licenses. Read more
President Donald Trump in effect was encouraging protests against the stay-at-home restrictions aimed at stopping the coronavirus. Read more
Hawaii’s two U.S. senators joined the chorus of Democrats supporting former Vice President Joe Biden’s bid for president in separate announcements today. Read more