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Brief government shutdown spurs confusion for Hawaii's federal workers

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PEARL HARBOR (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The second government shutdown of the year spurred more confusion for federal workers in Hawaii who were left wondering if they should report to work on Friday morning.

A Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard official said the expectation for all employees was to report to work regardless of what happened in Washington, D.C. If the shutdown continued, some workers would have been sent home.

Park officials also said Pearl Harbor’s sites – like the USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial -- would also remain open.

Haleakala National Park would also remain open with all regular services, officials confirmed.

The White House was forced to order the shutdown shortly after midnight, but Congress hustled to pass a two-year spending deal that would also fund the government for an additional six weeks. President Donald Trump later signed that bill, ending the shutdown.   

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