A group of supporters of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul listen to a speaker Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at the Henry J. Austin Health Center, in Trenton, N.J. Supporters are encouraging uninsured people in New Jersey to get coverage through a new online marketplace that launched Tuesday, or at facilities like the health center. Some uninsured New Jersey residents can begin signing up for new plans through a health insurance exchange. The exchanges are being launched in every state Tuesday as a key part of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A bumpy first day for new insurance marketplaces

CHICAGO (AP) — For millions of Americans trying to log in, the online insurance marketplaces created by the new health care law began with a stalled website, an error me...…
Hawaii Health Connector

Hawaii health exchange: No plan-buying for now

Oct. 1 was supposed to be the start-up of health-plan shopping as part of the Affordable Care Act, but problems plagued insurance exchanges nationwide, including Hawaii.…
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

Government furloughed workers worry over paycheck

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.…
Nimitz Highway - Waterline Repair Work

Crews to continue waterline repair work on Nimitz Highway

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.…
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New HMSA center opens in Honolulu

The HMSA Center in Honolulu opened Tuesday on the first floor of the company's Keeaumoku Street building, right across from Walmart. …
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UH football games against Army, Navy in doubt

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.…
Jennifer Garcia

Sheriffs locate woman who escaped from work furlough program

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.…
Haleakala National Park

Government shutdown forces closure of Haleakala 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.…