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Marriages Have Fallen 20% in Hawaii Since 2008
BIN: … Less people are getting married in the U.S. than ever, and one of the largest decreases in the last 10 years has happened in Hawai‘i, according to a new study.
Using a decade’s worth of Census data, AreaVibes found that marriage rates in Hawai‘i have declined by 20% since 2008. Hawai‘i ranked second in the nation for the largest reduction in marriages in the study, trailing behind Nevada which saw a significant decline of 32%. …
Back in the Aloha State, the study found that the highest number of married couples live in Kauai County where more than 50% of residents are wedded.
Kalawao County on Moloka‘i ranked 141 in the nation for married couples, where 8% of women over the age of 65 are still holding out for that special someone….
KITV: Not tying the knot: Hawaii marriage rates see significant decrease
read … Study: Marriages Have Fallen 20% in Hawai‘i Since 2008
City Council Considers Measure To Make Honolulu A ‘Sanctuary City’
CB: … The Honolulu City Council is considering a measure that would prohibit the Honolulu Police Department from cooperating with federal authorities to det
ain and investigate immigrants who may be living in the country illegally — with some exceptions.
Bill 31, which unanimously passed its first reading last week, would forbid HPD from detaining or transferring individuals for agencies such as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and from honoring requests for information regarding a person’s residence or jail release date.
Examples of ICE detainment requests covered by the measure include immigration holds — official requests for the police department to detain a previously arrested individual for an additional 48 hours to allow ICE to consider taking the person into custody — and civil immigration warrants.…
read … City Council Considers Measure To Make Honolulu A ‘Sanctuary City’
Why the Inouye International Airport remains in disrepair
SA: … for the last four legislative sessions, the Airports Corporation Bill, which would transfer authority over the state’s airports into the hands of an independent corporation, has failed to pass — again. The bill never made it to a hearing in the House Finance Committee and died there despite well-meaningful efforts to move it along. …
read … Why the Inouye International Airport remains in disrepair
Vacation rental guests contributing less to tourism economy
SA: …In 2018, HTA data shows, the typical hotel guest was spending $115 on lodging per day compared with guests staying in rental homes, who spent $85 per day on lodging; or those in B&Bs, who spent $77; or those staying in private rooms in private homes, who spent $54; or in shared rooms in private homes, who spent $53….
read … Vacation rental guests contributing less to tourism economy
Spending Big On Lobbying Didn’t Guarantee Success At Legislature
CB: … Opponents of taxes on real estate trusts and vacation rentals couldn’t kill the bills last session, while a retirement savings program was rejected despite AARP support. …
read … Spending Big On Lobbying Didn’t Guarantee Success At Legislature
Tamara Paltin to be the Next Ruggles? Maui Council Ctte Hears Convicted Fraudster Keanu Sai on ‘How the County Council Complies with International Law’
News from Duckberg--The Maui Council quacks again ….
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