U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa announced that effective Tuesday, her entire staff will be back at work and both the D.C. and Honolulu offices will be completely open and operational.
On Saturday, the House unanimously approved the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act, which ensures all federal employees receive pay for the duration of the government shutdown, regardless of their furlough status.
“With both the Senate and President Obama expected to approve this measure to compensate all federal employees for their furlough time, I have decided to bring my entire staff back to work so that we can continue to provide critical services to the people of Hawaii. I would like to thank my constituents for their patience, and both my D.C. and Honolulu offices will be ready to provide assistance as we work to reopen government.”
It's the holiday season and that means parties, fun and for some, drinking. However, police are on the lookout for drunk drivers. One family offered a reminder on Sunday, why it's important to not drink and drive.
KHON2 is learning more about the elderly man who died after being attacked in Chinatown.
83-year-old Mamerto "Eddie" Semana was found on Kukui Street early Wednesday morning not far from where he lived.
Dry weather conditions made for a great day as thousands of runners participated in the 41st Annual Honolulu Marathon.