Mental Health Workers Strike Kaiser Beginning Monday
Better Budgeting for a Better Economy
Hawaii Gun Sales Per Capita Least in USA
Overall college enrollment in the state shrank 20% over the last decade as Males Vanish
CB: … Overall college enrollment in the state shrank 20% over the last decade, but the drop was steeper for Native Hawaiian men, with 30% fewer male students enrolled last spring than there were a decade ago.
The biggest shift has been at the community college level. In the spring of 2012, there were 3,274 Native Hawaiian men enrolled at the state’s seven community colleges. Last spring there were 1,973 — a decrease of nearly 40%….
Universities across the country have been experiencing a demographic shift in recent decades, with women increasingly outnumbering men on campuses. But in Hawaii the gender gap is particularly stark when it comes to Native Hawaiian students outside of urban Honolulu.
Roughly 38% of students in the University of Hawaii system are men. For Native Hawaiians, that number is 33% — a number bolstered by strong enrollment at UH Manoa.
But only one in four Native Hawaiian students at UH West Oahu are men. The same is true at Leeward and Windward community colleges….
read … Fewer Native Hawaiian Men Are Going To College. The Repercussions May Last Generations
Mobile Homes Could Be New Face Of Affordable Housing
CB: … Decades of experience shows that resident ownership can transform manufactured home parks from sites of stigma and vulnerability into stable and resilient communities….
read … Mobile Homes Could Make Them A New Face Of Affordable Housing
Council considering increasing shoreline setbacks
SA: … Currently, the shoreline setback is 40 feet for most properties unless it is subdivided, which would increase it to 60 feet.
Bill 41 would increase the base shoreline setback to 60 feet and establish a formula which takes into account the beach erosion at each specific property. So the new minimum shoreline setback would be calculated by taking the minimum 60 feet and adding 70 times the erosion rate at each property. However, that amount would not be more than 130 feet…..
Big Q: Should Oahu’s shoreline setback for new structures/developments be increased to 60-130 feet, from 40 feet, due to beach erosion and sea-level rise?
read … Council considering increasing shoreline setbacks