Last October was a tough time for visitors and locals who enjoy Hawaii’s national parks. They were closed during the 16-day government shutdown. A new report by the National Park Service estimates a nationwide loss of $414 million and 8 million fewer visitors. HPR’s Molly Solomon takes a look at how those numbers were felt locally.
Five months into the current fiscal year Congress has yet to pass an annual budget, opting instead for short-term spending bills called Continuing Resolutions to fund the government. That method of accounting hits every part of the U.S. government and the Secretary of the Air Force says she cannot run her branch of the military that way.