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USS Arizona Memorial stays open — for now

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Nine-year-old Wyatt Johnson, visiting with his family from Houston, sat Friday on one of the cannons aboard the USS Bowfin in Pearl Harbor.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Visitors walked on the USS Bowfin’s deck. The museum relies on the adjacent USS Arizona Memorial to attract visitors.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The USS Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri are seen from the USS Bowfin in Pearl Harbor on Friday. As the government shutdown continues, the museums are scrambling to find financial backing to stay open.

The partial government shutdown, now in its third week, is costing the state of Hawaii, tour companies, four nonprofits and possibly hotels hundreds of thousands of dollars — and that’s just in relation to the USS Arizona Memorial. Read more

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