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Accessed on 19 January 2019, 1540 UTC, Post 18287.
KAILUA-KONA — As the partial federal government shutdown approaches the one-month mark, some are stepping up to offer a helping hand to employees who have been either furloughed or are working without pay.
An anonymous $50,000 donation, slipped through the mail slot of the Palace Theater on New Year’s Eve, will help the theater with fire-safety upgrades and renovation of an antiquated sprinkler system — two things that must happen before a long-planned air conditioning project can move forward.