Gordon Welch surveys damage to the house his family has owned since 1964 along River Road next to the Blanco River in Wimberley, Texas on Sunday. Welch said that he and his wife watched the house get swept away by flood water. (Kelly West/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
Bustle in the hallways of the state Capitol was a familiar sight during the just-concluded legislative session. Efforts to help working families and those most in need received mixed reviews. Above, families and advocates rallied for family-child interaction learning programs in March.
The Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse, left. In 1909, the U.S. government purchased the 31-acre site for it from Kilauea Sugar Co. for $1 and allocated $75,000 for the project. Construction began in July 1912, and the station was dedicated on May 1, 1913. Its beacon could be seen from 20 miles at sea, 90 miles from the air.