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Sunrise at Haleakalā, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Government Shutdown Ends After Agreement
October 16th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui News
 

Visitors can again watch another sunrise at Haleakalā, after an agreement was reached in Congress to end what has been a 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government.


US Senator Brian Schatz.  Photo courtesy US Senate.
Schatz Hopes Proposed Deal Will End Shutdown
October 16th, 2013 · 20 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

“This shutdown caused terrible, unnecessary pain for Hawaiʻi families, and we are all relieved that it is nearly over,” said US Senator Brian Schatz.


Colleen Hanabusa, Aug. 2012 during a Maui visit. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Hanabusa Recalls Furloughed Staff
October 8th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Hanabusa said she recalled her staff following a unanimous vote in the House over the weekend in which House members approved of the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act.


File photo by Wendy Osher.
Bill to Pay Back Furloughed Workers Advances
October 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui News
 

A bill that would pay back furloughed federal workers affected by the government shutdown, advanced to the Senate after passing the House unanimously with a vote of 407-0, said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaiʻi, who co-sponsored the bill.


Photo by Wendy Osher.
Furloughed Workers Encouraged to File for Benefits Online
October 5th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

There are an estimated 9,000 non-defense, federal employees in Hawaiʻi, although it is unknown how many of those are considered essential by their agency and still working, according tot the DLIR’s Research and Statistics Office.


Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui provides a briefing on the federal government shutdown. Image grab from government streaming via USTREAM.
Hawaiʻi Department Heads Assessing Shutdown Impacts
October 4th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui News
 

“Over the short-term it’s not as big of an impact; but as the lieutenant governor has mentioned, one of the things that we are critically worried about is how long the duration of the shutdown lasts…”


Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui. Courtesy photo.
Live Streaming: Fire Prevention Week, Government Shutdown Briefing
October 4th, 2013 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Tsutsui is expected to provide a brief update on the federal government shutdown. The briefing will be streamed live at…


Haleakalā silversword landscape. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Haleakalā Projects Loss of $6,800 Per Day
October 1st, 2013 · 9 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (6) · Featured, Maui News
 

Haleakalā National Park is projecting monetary losses of $6,800 per day in entrance fees for each day that the federal government shutdown continues, officials said.


Haleakala Visitor Center, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Government Shutdown Averted: Hawai’i Impacts
April 8th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Congress reached a short term budget agreement, averting a government shutdown that would have resulted in the furlough of 800,000 federal workers across the nation.