Tourist dol­lars at stake

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The Big Is­land draws nearly 9 mil­lion vis­i­tors a year, and about 2 mil­lion of them visit the na­tional park con­tain­ing Ki­lauea.

Those vis­i­tors con­trib­ute about $200 mil­lion a year to the is­land, the Na­tional Park Ser­vice says, or nearly $500,000 a day.

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