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Tourism industry keeps historic Pearl Harbor site open during government shutdown

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Updated: Jan. 14, 2019 at 10:54 AM HST
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HONOLULU (AP) - A Pearl Harbor historic site now has enough money to remain open through the end of January as the government shutdown lingers on.

Pacific Historic Parks says Hawaii’s tourism industry has pledged more than $200,000 to keep the World War II Valor in the Pacific — the USS Arizona Memorial — open for now.

“The tourism industry’s commitment has and will ensure that Valor, a memorial site, a national cemetery, remains open and accessible for all to honor the heroes of the attack on Pearl Harbor,” said Aileen Utterdyke, Pacific Historic Parks president and CEO.

The funds are in addition to the $126,000 the state provided when the shutdown began on Dec. 21, 2018.

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