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Shutout

Thousands of federal workers are sent home, and visitors are turned away from national parks

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 02, 2013

~~<p>Federal employees in Hawaii slated for furlough closed out their work Tuesday and were sent home on Day 1 of the 2013 government shutdown.</p>
<p>According to state figures, that group included 15,000 defense civilian workers alone. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz estimated that 25,000 federal employees in Hawaii could be laid off.</p>
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Federal employees in Hawaii slated for furlough closed out their work Tuesday and were sent home on Day 1 of the 2013 government shutdown.

According to state figures, that group included 15,000 defense civilian workers alone. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz estimated that 25,000 federal employees in Hawaii could be laid off. Login for more...



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