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Thursday, August 06, 2015
HECO Uses Electric Vehicles to Introduce Time-of-Use Rates
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 2914 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...at home using electricity from the grid will be most expensive during peak electricity demand from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.....

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Honolulu 4th Most Expensive City for Singles
By Selected News Articles @ 10:06 AM :: 2446 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

For singles in Honolulu, the highest lifestyle-related costs are clothing and housing....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Cities Americans are Leaving: Honolulu Ranks 4th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:55 PM :: 3503 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...and Detroit ranks 14th....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Kids Count: One in Eight Children in Hawaii Live in Poverty
By News Release @ 5:08 PM :: 2901 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

“The high cost of living in Hawaii amplifies the hardship that many of our low-income and poor families face...."

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Monday, July 20, 2015
UHERO: Decoupling Socks Electric Ratepayers with Soaring Fixed Costs
By UHERO @ 9:18 PM :: 3872 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Residential customers now pay roughly $0.17/kWh for fixed costs....

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
New FEMA Flood Insurance Maps Hit Hard --Kihei, Waikapu, Kaunakakai
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 2395 Views :: Cost of Living

These map changes, primarily for Kaunakakai and south shore areas of Molokai, and Kihei and Waikapu areas on Maui, will become effective on November 4, 2015....

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Tax fairness bill signed into law
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 3579 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

On July 9, Governor Ige signed Senate Bill 555, which will increase the food/excise tax credit for the first time in nearly a decade....

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Consumer Energy Expenses--Hawaii Ranks 28th
By Selected News Articles @ 7:23 PM :: 2786 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The average monthly consumption of electricity per housing unit in Louisiana is triple that in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Hawaii: $100 Worth only $86.06
By Selected News Articles @ 5:27 PM :: 2872 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Only in Washington DC is $100 more worthless....

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Monday, July 06, 2015
Honolulu Highest Cost of Living in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 PM :: 3358 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Across all metro areas, Urban Honolulu, Hawaii has the highest cost of living, while Danville, Illinois is the least expensive place to live in the country....

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Monday, July 06, 2015
Hawaii: Worst State to Make a Living 2015
By Selected News Articles @ 1:06 PM :: 2733 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Why? Cost of living is the main issue....

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Thursday, July 02, 2015
Hawaii 100% Renewable Energy Mandate a Blank Check for Rate Hikes
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 4451 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

For example, the Aina Koa Pono project....

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Saturday, June 20, 2015
$418M 'Clean Energy' Tax Hike: Fewer flights and fewer visitors to Hawaii would be expected
By Andrew Walden @ 6:26 PM :: 6355 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tourism, Cost of Living

...it is OK that their plan would gut the tourism industry because it would also drive Hawaii's cost of living up to the point where residents could no longer afford to leave....

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Hawaii Lowest Median Income for Families with Father Present
By Selected News Articles @ 9:37 PM :: 3262 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The median income for families (dad present) with kids younger than 18 adjusted for cost of living is two times higher in the District of Columbia than in Hawaii....

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Honolulu? You Need to Be a Millionaire to Retire
By Selected News Articles @ 10:59 PM :: 4618 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...retirement in Hawaii would require $65,822 annually in disposable income, and (given Hawaii’s relatively high income taxes) pre-tax income of $91,451....

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015
HMSA blames Micronesians for 50% Rate Hike
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 4653 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

Insurer finds scapegoat--will you be fooled?

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
2015 Legislative Recap: Victories for Social and Economic Justice
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 2660 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living
The 2015 Legislative session ended earlier this month with three of Hawaii Appleseed's top priorities being passed!
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Out of Reach 2015: Hawaii Most Unaffordable Rentals in USA
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 3434 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Statewide average wage to afford 2 br rental: $31.61 (Highest in USA)

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Honolulu 86th Worst Small Business Environment
By Selected News Articles @ 5:56 PM :: 3214 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

...earnings for small business employees adjusted for cost of living are three times higher in the Houston metro area than in the Honolulu metro area....

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Drunk? Reckless? How Much Will Your Car Insurance Increase?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 3091 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Cost of Living

Having two accidents in the last two years on your record is the most costly traffic violation....

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Sunday, April 19, 2015
SB 555 - Increasing the Food/Excise Tax Credit
By News Release @ 3:38 PM :: 3044 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

Hawaii levies the second highest tax burden in the country on its low-income families. A major reason for this is the General Excise tax....

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Guess What: Hawaii Housing Is Expensive!
By Robert Thomas @ 5:25 AM :: 4155 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

"Affordable Housing Maui Style" - from NewGeography.com....

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Thursday, April 02, 2015
PUC: Decoupling Boosts Electric Rates--'Adjust Revenue' up by 229% 'Without Review'
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 3998 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Since decoupling, total 'baseline expenditures' increased 229%--from $161M to $368M....

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Hawaii Consumers 'Least Sustainable Spending Habits' in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:12 PM :: 3273 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The percentage of people overspending their income is twice as high in Hawaii and Nevada than in Maryland....

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Hawaii Electric Car Charging Costs More Than Gasoline for 33 MPG Car
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 3384 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

The new savings estimators are part of the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ support for electrification of transportation....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Hawaii #2 in USA: 43% of Households Spend at Least 30% on Housing
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 2616 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Only California (44%) has more households spending at least 30% of their income on housing....

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Hawaii is Not the Hawaii I Knew
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:01 PM :: 4268 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Cost of Living

...the SHAKA Movement is now going after the sugar cane industry....

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Akina: Government can help lower the cost of living by getting out of the way
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:29 PM :: 2903 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...a new state-by-state comparison puts Hawaii as #1 in terms of the gap between the income residents earn and the cost of housing....

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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Report: Hawaii Last Place for American Dream
By News Release @ 5:04 PM :: 2908 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawai‘i has the largest gap in the nation between residents’ income and housing costs, ranking dead last....

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Is $5 a Gallon Gas on Its Way? This Expert Thinks So
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:35 AM :: 3016 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

“The next round of high prices is likely to start later this year, as crude rebounds to the $80s and $90s, perhaps pushing to the $100 level by late in the year or early next.”

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Up to $1.2 Billion Electricity Savings for Hawaii After Oil Prices Plummet
By UHERO @ 11:02 AM :: 2978 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...if prices stay this low, it will take up to four months before electricity prices fully reflect the drop in oil prices....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
HECO Plan Rewards Solar Contractors, Cuts Payments to Solar Consumers
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 3402 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Any program changes from this proposal would apply only to new customers....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Smoking is a Million Dollar Habit--and Hawaii is More Expensive than Most
By Selected News Articles @ 1:54 PM :: 3211 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

The cost of tobacco for every smoker is $1,029,646 over a lifetime....

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Insurance Risk to Drivers: Hawaii Ranks 20th
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 PM :: 2616 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
What kind of financial risks do drivers take when they take to the road?
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
DCCA Website Compares Car and Homeowner Insurance Rates
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 2315 Views :: Cost of Living

Insurance Division Releases Annual Premium Comparison Guide to Help Residents Shop and Compare....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Hawaii Senate Minority announces legislative agenda for 2015
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 5016 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Economy, Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

Top concerns include the state economy, education, the Hawaii Health Connector, oversight of the Public Utilities Commission in light of the Hawaiian Electric Industries/NextEra merger, and positively affecting the cost of living for Hawaii residents....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Best Cities for STEM Professionals: Honolulu Ranks 79th
By Selected News Articles @ 1:46 PM :: 2534 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The annual median wage for STEM workers (adjusted for cost of living) is two times higher in Houston than in Honolulu....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
You're Paying Double for Sugar
By NCPA @ 1:37 PM :: 2735 Views :: Agriculture, Cost of Living

American sugar prices would be a lot lower if the government would stop interfering in the sugar market....

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Senator Calls on Feds to Block Electric 'Fixed Fees'
By Selected News Articles @ 9:15 PM :: 3000 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

In Hawaii, its power company is trying to get a $55 fixed monthly charge, which is double its current fee....

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Saturday, December 06, 2014
HECO Sends Six New Solar Projects for PUC Approval
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 2877 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

The average price of the seven new solar projects is 14 cents per kilowatt-hour....

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014
HECO Finally Admits GEMS is a Rate Hike
By Andrew Walden @ 8:11 PM :: 5312 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

For over a year, Hawaiian Electric has been claiming that the "green infrastructure fee" now beginning to appear on electric bills statewide is not a rate hike....

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Monday, November 24, 2014
Hawaii Is the State with the 8th Most Frugal Consumers
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 2722 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

But Hawaii is #1 for “highest percentage of the population spending more than they make”....

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Saturday, November 08, 2014
UHERO: LNG Could Save Hawaii Ratepayers $800M/Year
By UHERO @ 8:18 PM :: 4561 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...to estimate the impacts of Hawaii importing LNG for use in the electric sector....

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Sunday, November 02, 2014
HMSA 19% Rate Hike -- Family Plan $2073/month
By Andrew Walden @ 9:09 PM :: 5273 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

If approved, this would be the largest rate hike in recent HMSA history....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Caldwell to host affordable housing town hall meeting
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 3719 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Cost of Living

The meeting will be held at the Waipahu District Park in Waipahu on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7 p.m.....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Goliath is Desperate
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 4596 Views :: Economy, Politicians, Cost of Living

... it’s one of the reasons that Hawaii has the highest cost of living in the nation ....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
How to Increase the Value of a Dollar? Move.
By NCPA @ 3:16 PM :: 3804 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

Hawaii salaries are 16th highest in USA.  When adjusted for cost of living, Hawaii salaries drop to 50th....

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Lower Cost of Living? Ige Proposes Higher Prices
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 2895 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living

Instead Of Offering Solutions To Lower Costs, Ige Proposes Making Downtown Parking Cost $500....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Aiona Campaign Releases Policy Roadmap
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 3152 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living
“I have a dream that one day Hawai‘i will be a place where future generations can live, work and play without the highest cost of living in the country.”
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Ige on Housing? More of the Same
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 2971 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living

David Ige Offers The Same Policies Of The Last Four Years While Housing Costs Soar....

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