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 »
A jury has rejected a claim that the promoter of Michael Jackson’s comeback concerts was negligent in hiring the doctor who killed the superstar with a drug overdose.
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 »
The pressure is on for the federal government and states running their own health insurance exchanges to get the systems up and running after… 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.
CHICAGO (AP) — For millions of Americans trying to log in, the online insurance marketplaces created by the new health care law began with… More »
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.
Lawmakers from Hawaii shared their statements about the government shutdown.
NEW YORK (AP) — Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them.
Unlike the first generation… More »
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.
More than 3,000 shipyard workers at Pearl Harbor will be furloughed as a result of the budget impasse at Congress. Some will be kept on the job, but they won’t be paid until a budget is approved.
For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation’s health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting covered under President Barack Obama’s health care law might take you more than one sitting. In a media preview Monday,… More »
Sea levels could rise by as much as three feet by the end of the next century. University of Hawaii Manoa researchers say that’s enough to flood portions of Waikiki and Kakaako at high tide. Their findings are part of a climate change report released Monday by the United Nations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have… More »
President Barack Obama ramped up pressure on Republicans Monday to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown, saying that failure to pass a short-term spending measure to keep agencies operating would “throw a wrench into the gears” of a recovering economy.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — AOL co-founder Steve Case is looking to finance entrepreneurs who are trying to build technology companies outside Silicon Valley, just… More »
Compromise elusive, Republicans and Democrats engaged in finger-pointing Monday just hours before the first government shutdown in 17 years, driven by an intractable budget dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
A conservative challenge to the president’s health care law has the federal government teetering on the brink of a partial shutdown.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is the insurance industry’s most powerful pitchman these days as he drums up interest in the health insurance… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — The political and economic stakes mounting with each tick of the clock, the White House and congressional Democrats say a House-approved… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as the U.S. economy is struggling to expand at a healthy pace, a pair of political standoffs threatens to slow… More »