Welcome to the Thursday edition of “Hawaii News Digest”–Hawaii Island News. Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Topics cited in this post are from today’s issue of the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, based in Hilo, Hawaii.
Accessed on 17 January 2019, 1530 UTC, Post 18278.
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, a Hawaii Democrat, called for an end to the federal government shutdown from the Senate floor Wednesday by sharing the story of a Hilo couple first featured Jan. 13 in the Tribune-Herald.
WASHINGTON — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide adequate security, but Republicans cast her move as a ploy to deny Trump the stage.