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.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY // A Board of Water Supply crew will continue to repair a broken 6-inch waterline that feeds a fire hydrant on Nimitz Highway between Alakea Street and Bishop Street starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying human remains that were found in Kona last week.
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The HMSA Center in Honolulu opened Tuesday on the first floor of the company’s Keeaumoku Street building, right across from Walmart.
The USS Chung Hoon returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Tuesday morning from a deployment to the western Pacific.
Coast Guard units on Oahu teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make a Massachusetts teenager a hero for the day.
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.
The city is fixing its bus stops to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. It’s all part of the Department of Transportation’s Bus Stop Site Improvement Project.
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.
A woman who failed to return from a work furlough program last week is back in custody. Department of Public Safety officials say Jennifer Garcia was supposed to return to the Women’s Community Correctional Center by 9 p.m. last Friday. Garcia was located Tuesday morning in the University area.
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.
The late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye was honored Tuesday by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) for his efforts in championing the Honolulu rail transit project.
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.
The monthly test of the Outdoor Siren Warning System and live audio broadcast in conjunction with the Hawaii State Civil Defense will be conducted Tuesday.
Big Island firefighters discovered a body while battling a house fire in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.
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.
WEATHER ALERT // The National Weather Service says the flash flood warning has expired for the island of Kauai. A flash flood watch remains in effect for Kauai, Niihau, and Oahu until 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Officials say students at the University of California at Berkeley are still not being allowed back on campus following an explosion from a power outage.
A woman is in critical condition following a vehicle crash on Oahu’s North Shore.
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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.