Hilo couple struggles to make ends meet during partial shutdown

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Scott Pekalib, right, sits with his husband, Jay Pekalib, on Thursday in their Hilo home. Scott Pekalib works for the U.S. Geological Survey and was furloughed because of the partial federal government shutdown.

It’s been three weeks since Scott Pekalib has been able to go to work.