Hawaii’s affected federal workers feeling no-paycheck pains

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. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

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