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.…
President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, about the government shutdown. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a protracted dispute over Obama's signature health care law reached a boiling point, forcing some 800,000 federal workers off the job. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Obama hits GOP ‘ideological crusade’ in shutdown

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.…
Hawaii State Radar

Heavy rains threaten Kauai; Hanalei Elementary closed

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.…
In this Wednesday, May 8, 2013, photo, United Airlines passengers board a flight using the Premier Access line at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them. Unlike the first generation of charges which dinged fliers for once-free services like checking a bag, these new fees promise a taste of the good life, or at least a more civil flight. Airlines now alter fees based on demand. United Airlines used to sell its Economy Plus extra legroom seats for one price per route. Today, aisle seats cost more than middle seats; prices are higher on popular flights. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Airlines promise a return to civility, for a fee

NEW YORK (AP) — Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them. Unlike the first generation of charges which dinged flie...…
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Local effects of 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.…
FILE - In this March 25, 2012, file photo, the U.S. Capitol is seen on the eve of the Supreme Court arguments on President Obama's health care legislation, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Differences between House, Senate shutdown bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — A comparison of rival House and Senate bills aimed at preventing a partial government shutdown Tuesday: House bill: —Funds federal agencies throug...…
Government Services

Federal services impacted by government shutdown

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.…
Goverment Shutdown

Shutdown orders issued as Congress misses deadline

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.…