Watch KITV's midday webcastPublished 11:00 AM HST Oct 02, 2013Video Transcript
Thanks for watching KITV4 news online, I'm Jill Kuramoto. Due to the government shutdown, the Pearl Harbor Commissary is CLOSED. A KITV viewer sent us these pictures from last night. She said produce was flying off the shelves-- so fast workers just put everything out in boxes. And it wasn't just fresh produce- meats, like ground beef were completely sold-out. We've compiled a list of all of the national parks and monuments closed due to the shutdown. The U-S-S Arizona Memorial is closed to visitors. Also closed-- the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge... and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. On Maui-- Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge... and Haleakala National Park. The state's new healthcare exchange has started, but glitches kept some residents from connecting with Hawaii's healthcare connector. Instead of shopping for healthcare plans, a number of residents kept getting kicked off the website. Leon Hamili tried ten times to go online and sign up, but each time he was booted out of the system before his application could be processed. But Hawaii Health Connector's Chief Marketing Officer said there were no problems on the first day of operations. rick@2:19 "NO ONE'S BEEN KICKED OFF, THEY CAN GO ONLINE AND COMPLETE THEIR APPLICATION" 18:06 TURNED OUT TO BE A NIGHTMARE TO GET IT DONE I DIDN'T EXPECT THAT As of now, you can only file applications-- the health care plans aren't listed yet. But we found Kaiser Permanente has posted its care plans and rates on its website. On Kauai today-- If you're looking for work-- the Kauai job fair is today. It's being held at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall from 9 to 1-30. Jobseekers should go prepared with resumes and interview attire. On Kauai-- It's BACK TO school this morning for students at Hanalei Elementary School -- after classes were canceled yesterday due to heavy rains. All school bus transportation services will ALSO be running this morning. A Brown Water Advisory has been issued for the east-north east areas of Kauai, from Nawiliwili to Hanalei because of heavy rains. You should stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff. Possible overflowing of cesspools, sewer manholes, pesticides inside. If coastal waters are brown, stay out. Cam Tran has your island weather forecast. Thank you for watching KITV 4 News Online. We're constantly updating the website so look for new stories later today, and on KITV 4 News at 5, 6 and 10.