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Hawaii shoppers stock up before commissaries close

Hawaii shoppers stock up before commissaries close | Current events |
Furloughed federal workers in Hawaii are feeling the pinch from the government shutdown. Military families are also ...

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Savannah covell's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:00 PM

This article talks about the big rush that is going on in Hawaii to get perishable items. Many people that are employed at the Pearl Harbor  naval base  showed up to work and were given letters telling them to go home. Hawaiis commisionaware trying to to sell off perishable items before the state closes down. This caused shoppers to rush to get the last of the  perishable items they can get for now.


Maycelle Miller's curator insight, October 2, 2013 3:24 PM

The shock of the government shut down is evicting people everywhere. For the people in Hawaii, having the commissaries close is not the ideal situation. The people were given little to no warning and had to rush to get, nonparishables, produce and other food items fast. One Hawaii resident had said that the lines were longer then ones for hurricanes or tsunimis. the government shut down is also effecting jobs which is hard for people to not get paid when they have to support their families.


This article gives insight for me to how other people in other states are being affected by the government shut down. I never really realized just how involved the government is in our lives. Seeing places like commissaries close is hard to think that the government is allowing this to happen. I don't like how so many people aren't getting paid, and have no source of income to support a family. 

Maddie Stanley's comment, April 25, 2014 12:43 PM
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How Does The Government Shutdown Affect Medicare?

How Does The Government Shutdown Affect Medicare? | Current events |
Many Medicare beneficiaries and seniors turning 65 these days have questions now how the government shutdown on October 1st, 2013 impacts Medicare services and

Via Joseph M. Rosario
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This article talks about seniors that are turning 65 have questions now about how the government shut down impacts Medicare. Some questions that they are asking are can I apply for Medicare? Will I receive Medicare benefits? Which effects does the government shutdown have on seniors for Medicare? Where do I get the up to date information? also in the article it includes the effects it has on the government like social security benefits and other health care shut downs


to me this article is important because it dicusses the main negative points the shut down has in the country itself. Seniors at the age of 65 have the biggest concern because the things they need the most are shut down.

Joseph M. Rosario's curator insight, October 1, 2013 5:24 PM

Find out how the government shutdown affects Medicare