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Charging illegal hikers for rescue costs considered again by Hawaii lawmakers

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A Honolulu Fire Department firefighter rappelled down from a helicopter to the Lanikai Pillbox trail to rescue a hiker in May 2017.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A Honolulu Fire Department firefighter rappelled down from a helicopter to the Lanikai Pillbox trail to rescue a hiker in May 2017.

Renewed efforts are underway in the state Senate to allow county first-responders to charge outlaw hikers for the cost of rescuing them — and issue criminal fines as well — at a time when government spending is under stress from the fallout of COVID-19. Read more

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