A look at the legislative twists and turns in Congress’ battle over the partial government shutdown and the entwined Republican effort to curtail President… More »
The partial government shutdown is the second part of a double whammy for the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. The shutdown will also impact a big research conference taking place there.
Starting Friday, Oct, 4, the Battleship Missouri Memorial will begin offering special tour access in response to the federal government shutdown and subsequent closure of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, including a free interpretative tour experience from its pier of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
President Barack Obama laid the blame for the government’s partial shutdown at the feet of House Speaker John Boehner, escalating a government-shutdown confrontation that was leading headlong into a potentially more damaging clash over the nation’s borrowing authority.
There are more than 30 cases of liver damage linked to dietary supplements. Hawaii health officials say it’s getting harder to find out exactly what ingredient is causing the liver damage due to the partial government shutdown.
Day two of the partial federal government shutdown is starting to cripple some businesses in Hawaii. With some of Hawaii’s most popular attractions closed, hotels and tour companies are changing itineraries to avoid cancellations.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s safety organization is also being impacted by the government shutdown.
It didn’t take long for the ripple effect of the shutdown to make its way to the commissary. Commissaries across the country are closed. It’s a hardship for commissary employees on furlough and shoppers.
Civilian employees of the Federal government that are furloughed due to the shutdown can file for unemployment benefits from the State of Hawaii. Most… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has told congressional leaders he still won’t negotiate over re-opening the government or raising… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Business leaders are taking sides with Democratic President Barack Obama after failing to persuade their traditional Republican allies in Congress to… More »
President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.
The Hawaii Metal Trades Council says more than three-thousand workers at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard received their furlough notices Tuesday. They were then sent home, not knowing when they can come back to work.
It’s not just federal workers who are affected by the shutdown. Everyone from homebuyers to students are finding themselves in a pickle.
The fallout from the government shutdown is just the beginning. There’s now concern among Hawaii’s tourism industry.
WASHINGTON (AP) — First slowed, then stalled by political gridlock, the vast machinery of government clanged into partial shutdown mode on Tuesday and President… More »
If the government shutdown is not resolved by next month, the University of Hawaii football team could find themselves heavily affected. The Department of Defense has temporarily suspended sports competitions for the Army and Navy due to the budget stalemate.
The impact of the government shutdown is already being felt in the state’s tourism industry. A number of visitors who showed up at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor Tuesday morning were turned around at the front gate.
Due to the shutdown of the federal government caused by the lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service has closed all 401 national parks, including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Due to the shutdown of the federal government caused by the lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service has closed all 401 national parks, including Haleakalā National Park. All visitor facilities in the park’s Summit and Kīpahulu Districts, including buildings, overlooks, trails, campgrounds, cabins, streams, pools, parking lots, and roads, are closed to park visitors.
Due to the shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will suspend most programs and operations, including public access to all National Wildlife Refuges and all activities on refuge lands including hunting and fishing.
Congress hung “Closed” signs on a big swath of the government Tuesday and sent home 800,000 workers in what President Barack Obama labeled an “ideological crusade” by the GOP. On Capitol Hill, Democrats and Republicans traded blame for the first partial government shutdown in nearly two decades.
Lawmakers from Hawaii shared their statements about the government shutdown.
Many people are wondering how widespread the local effects of the government shutdown will be. From furloughs to one of the state’s main tourist attractions being closed, Hawaii is going to be affected.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A comparison of rival House and Senate bills aimed at preventing a partial government shutdown Tuesday:
—Funds federal agencies… More »
Thousands spent the day on pins and needles as the federal government moved closer to shutting down. From Social Security to passports, many people headed to the federal building just in case.