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Friday, January 20, 2017
Lost Jobs: Obamacare Impact on Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 2388 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business

How many lost jobs, shuttered businesses and lost earnings in Hawaii? ....

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Friday, January 20, 2017
How Does Hawaii Score on Healthcare Access?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:11 PM :: 1777 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Mercatus Center Healthcare Openness and Access Project – Hawaii Ranks 29th....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Asset Forfeiture Transparency & Accountability—Hawaii Grade D+
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 2010 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Every year, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies across the United States seize and keep billions of dollars in cash, cars, homes and other property using a legal tool called forfeiture....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Best State to Raise a Family? Hawaii Ranks 33rd
By Selected News Articles @ 9:15 PM :: 2409 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Raising a healthy, stable family sometimes requires moving to a new state....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Hawaii Dead Last for Pass-Thru Businesses
By Tax Foundation @ 8:36 PM :: 1971 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

In 49 out of 50 states, pass-through businesses employ over 50 percent of the private workforce. The one exception is Hawaii....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Hawaii Among Most Expensive States for Smokers
By Selected News Articles @ 1:55 PM :: 2113 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...Total Cost Per Smoker: $2,048,587....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Wind Turbines Are Killing Way More Bats Than Any Expected
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 AM :: 2882 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

In the last five years, America’s wind turbines killed more than three times as many birds as the BP oil spill did....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Hawaii residents most likely to live paycheck to paycheck
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 2235 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Total leftover income after cost of living expenses: -$367.09  Hawaii is the only state where the median earner is in the hole....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Gun Deaths Per Capita: Hawaii ranks 49th
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 3209 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

Household Gun Ownership 12.5 percent....

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Monday, January 16, 2017
Full Text: New report concludes Airbnb has ‘no material impact’ on Hawaii housing inventory
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 2688 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, Cost of Living

Listings booked more than half the year on AirBnB make up only 0.18% of Hawaii housing stock....

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Obamacare? Nobody Wants it Less than Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 12:11 AM :: 2238 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii CD1 has the lowest Obamacare enrollment in the USA....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Hawaii Healthcare Access Cut off by Regulations
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:21 PM :: 2125 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...some great scores...and some very, very poor ones....

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Best Places for STEM Professionals? After Dropping Billions on Phony High Tech Tax Credits, Honolulu Ranks 95th
By News Release @ 10:23 PM :: 1912 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... What do we have to show for $2B in High-Tech tax credits?  Nothing ....

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Hawaii Better to Rent Than Buy
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 2510 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Home Ownership More Costly Than Renting on Oahu, Maui, Big Island ....

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Pedestrian Deaths—Hawaii Ranks 26th
By News Release @ 9:30 PM :: 2168 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics

...older adults are over-represented among pedestrian deaths....

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Which States Rely the Most on Federal Aid?–Hawaii 46th
By Tax Foundation @ 10:07 PM :: 1492 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...states that rely heavily on federal assistance tend to have modest tax collections and a relatively large low-income population....

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Monday, January 09, 2017
Hawaii most racially integrated state (Except Healthcare)
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 2198 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii ranks 44th in "equality and integration" of healthcare....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
State pension debt will likely get worse
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:53 PM :: 2250 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

"Our membership will live two to three years longer, which means we’ll have to pay...."

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Friday, January 06, 2017
UHERO: Regulating Home-Share Rentals in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 2:08 AM :: 2720 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism

Last year nearly one in three U.S. travelers stayed in home-based accommodation units compared to one in ten in 2011....

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Thursday, January 05, 2017
Honolulu: 1,309 Lane-Miles Repaved
By News Release @ 10:14 AM :: 1773 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

Upcoming projects this year include the repaving of N. King Street and Kalākaua and Nu‘uanu avenues in town, and across O‘ahu projects in Mākaha, Makakilo/Kapolei, Waialua and St. Louis Heights....

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Education Week: Hawaii Grade ‘C’, Ranks 25th
By News Release @ 5:26 PM :: 1880 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii’s 2017 Highlights Report includes summarized results based on each of the nearly 40 indicators that make up Quality Counts’ overall grading rubric....

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Bedbugs: Honolulu Crawls up to 48th in USA
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 2613 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Tourism

Nationally, Orkin's bed bug revenue is up more than 10 percent over last year....

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
2015 Traffic Accident Map of Honolulu
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:37 AM :: 2307 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

This is an interesting and useful result of an unofficial public-private partnership....

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Thursday, December 29, 2016
Visitor Spending Rose for Sixth Straight Month in November
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 1767 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.2 billion in November 2016, a gain of 5.6 percent versus last November....

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Friday, December 23, 2016
Land of Make-Believe: Hawaiian Electric Claims it Can Reach 48% Renewable by 2020
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 2729 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...Renewable? 100% Does not Really Mean 100%....

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Thursday, December 22, 2016
10,000 Residents Flee Hawaii in Year—Population Growth Slumps
By Selected News Articles @ 7:02 PM :: 2009 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

With the high mainland out-migration tallies, Hawaii's population grew by an anemic 0.2 percent from 2015 to 2016....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Most Caring Cities in America—Honolulu Ranks 5th
By News Release @ 5:05 PM :: 1400 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...data set ranges from “percentage of sheltered homeless persons” to “number of volunteering hours per capita” to “percentage of income donated to charity”....

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Saturday, December 17, 2016
Adult Financial Literacy: Hawaii Ranks 4th
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1523 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

This means the electorate cannot be blamed for the government....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
Impact of the Affordable Care Act in Hawaii--What the Feds Claim
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 2019 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...no mention of the massive rate hikes....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections—Hawaii Ranks 10th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:16 PM :: 2240 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...based on 10 key indicators of elder-abuse protection....

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
State Policy Options to Sustain Military Installations
By News Release @ 11:39 PM :: 1893 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

Hawaii had the second largest military spending as a percent of its GDP at 9.8 percent....

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Hawaii again nation’s healthiest state—Mainland Health in Decline After 8 Years of Obama
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 2040 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Years of Positive Health Gains in the United States Threatened by Rise in Cardiovascular and Drug Deaths....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Report Compares Hawaii Head Start Programs to National Averages
By News Release @ 11:47 PM :: 1882 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii Head Start enrolled 3,167 children during the 2014-2015 program year----about 10 percent of the state’s low-income children under age 5....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Census Bureau Releases Hawaii ACS Report
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 1465 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Over 9% of Hawaii’s population were surveyed....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Only 3% of Hawaii Tobacco Taxes Used for Anti-Tobacco Programs
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 2095 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...The State is the senior partner in the tobacco industry....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Best States for Drivers? Hawaii Ranks 41st
By News Release @ 6:56 PM :: 1601 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

The best and worst states for drivers: See how each state measures up....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Report: Hawaii charter school academic performance ‘mixed’
By News Release @ 6:37 PM :: 2011 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Charter-wide averages in achievement and growth in English Language Arts, math and science continue to be slightly below the statewide average. However, in college readiness measures charter schools outperform the state....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Hawaii Ranks 46th in Survey of Economic Freedom in North America
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:12 PM :: 2643 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii's ranking was dragged down by especially low scores in income tax (49th), sales tax (50th), and union density (48th)....

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Gallup: Hawaii Tops Well-Being Rankings for Older Americans
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 1608 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

2015 Gallup Healthways State Well-Being Rankings for Older Americans...

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Saturday, December 03, 2016
AG Releases 2015 Hawaii Crime Statistics
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 6433 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Hawaii’s total Index Crime rate in 2015 was 0.3% below the rate reported in 2014, and 24.7% below the rate reported a decade earlier (2006)....

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Monday, November 28, 2016
Honolulu—23% of Homeowners Saddled with Second Mortgage
By Selected News Articles @ 1:39 AM :: 2117 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...most home buyers in the Honolulu area don’t have enough money for a 20 percent down payment....

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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Paradise for Lawyers: UH Law School top 10 for best chance of paying off debt
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 2046 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...one of the 10 best law schools in the country in terms of starting salaries that exceed the debt that law graduates carry....

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Monday, November 21, 2016
MADD Rates Hawaii Drunk Driving Laws
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 3133 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

MADD wants tougher Hawaii law for DUI with kids in car....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
UHERO: Desperately Seeking Housing in Honolulu
By UHERO @ 11:29 PM :: 1907 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...presentation for the Building Industry Association of Hawaii's 2016 summit, "Still Houseless in Honolulu."....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
How Many Nene do Windfarms Really Kill?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:03 PM :: 3108 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...18 Nene killed by the Kaheawa Pastures turbines with ridiculously small search areas and infrequent search intervals....

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Friday, November 18, 2016
DBEDT: 14,000 New Jobs Created in 9 Months
By News Release @ 1:20 AM :: 2377 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...fourth quarter 2016 Statistical and Economic Report....

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Feds: Hawaii Homeless Count up 4%
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 2261 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...making the islands only one of 14 states and territories that saw their homeless numbers grow....

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
HPD Adds Violent Crime to Crime Mapping Site
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 2211 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

In response to community feedback....

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Friday, November 04, 2016
Hawaii Pensions 70.8% Unfunded
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:32 PM :: 2007 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

One of the interesting things about elections is that so little attention is paid to issues that have major, long-term consequences....

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Friday, November 04, 2016
Hawaii has the longest permit approval process in the country
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:03 AM :: 3400 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics

...a study done by Dr. Ralph McLaughlin, an economist at Trulia, concluded that delays in the permitting process are the greatest factor for lack of affordable housing....

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