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Saturday, April 06, 2019
UHERO: How Obamacare Affects Micronesian Health
By UHERO @ 5:49 PM :: 1277 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Impact of Public Health Insurance on Medical Utilization in a Vulnerable Population: Evidence from COFA Migrants....

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Saturday, April 06, 2019
DoE: Only 56% of our Grads Need Remedial Math (not counting the ones who don't go to college and the ones who don't graduate)
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 1811 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...after dumping as many independent tests as possible, the DoE tries to make it look good.  Here's their report....

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Saturday, April 06, 2019
Kishimoto Demands Media Cover Up Failing Schools
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 1548 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

"...branded an “F.” How does that make the hardworking kids, educators and families of that school community feel?...."

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Thursday, April 04, 2019
Sin Taxes: Hawaii 3rd Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 5:48 AM :: 1193 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...'Sin' taxes are levied on a relatively narrow tax base, and many are regressive, with a larger share of the tax burden falling on those with lower incomes....

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Hawaii--2nd Highest State Tax Burden in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:51 PM :: 1332 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Unlike tax rates, which vary widely based on an individual’s circumstances, tax burden measures the proportion of total personal income that residents pay toward state and local taxes....

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Stressed States? Hawaii Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:18 AM :: 930 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii residents get the least amount of sleep per night and have the 3rd-lowest job security in USA....

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Hawaii County has Least Expensive Housing in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 1484 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Editor's Note: The Big Island is different because the subdivisions in Puna and Kau change the supply-demand equation. 

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Governor Announces 2020 Census Committee
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 984 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...The committee is charged with increasing awareness about the importance of being counted; organizing state resources effectively and cost-efficiently to promote the count; and improving the response rate for the 2020 Census questionnaire....

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
Trump Tax Cut Lowers Electric Bills--HECO Gave Back the Least
By Selected News Articles @ 4:18 PM :: 1430 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Utility bills have dropped ranging from less than a dollar a month for the average residential customer in Hawaii to about $14 for the same group in Florida....

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Friday, March 29, 2019
Tourist Numbers Up, Spending Down (again)
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 1214 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for February 2019....

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Auditor: Transportation Division Books a Mess
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 8:44 PM :: 1127 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Auditors reviewed 25 HDOT projects in progress where little or no activity had occurred in the prior two fiscal years and found that all but five were categorized inappropriately. Twenty of the selected projects “were deemed to either have been placed in service or were canceled....”

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Hawaii More drug deaths than traffic fatalities
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 1080 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

...through 2018, the incidence of drug related deaths in the state has surpassed traffic fatalities in Hawaii. Fortunately, death rates have declined since the Initiative was launched, with more than 120 overdose reversal from administration of Naloxone in the last year....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Hawaii: Worst Taxpayer Return on Investment in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 PM :: 1667 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...contrasting state and local tax collections with the quality of the services residents receive in each of the 50 states....

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Monday, March 25, 2019
Best States for Doctors? Hawaii Ranks 46th
By Selected News Articles @ 12:34 PM :: 1391 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii ranks 51st for 'medical environment'....

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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Hawaii Ranks 40th for Neighborhood Watch Programs
By Selected News Articles @ 4:44 AM :: 1195 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Police

...Which States have the most Neighborhood Watch Programs per capita?....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Hawaii State Government -- 2nd-Lowest Federal Dependency Ranking
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 1146 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

..."Federal Funding as a Share of State Revenue"....

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Monday, March 18, 2019
Innovation? Hawaii Ranks 45th
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 1333 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Small Business

...Innovation is a principal driver of U.S. economic growth....

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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Infested: Honolulu Ranks #2 for Termites
By News Release @ 1:47 PM :: 1236 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Terminix Announces Its List of the Top 50 Most Termite-Infested Cities....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The Difference Between Real and Fake Energy Policy
By Selected News Articles @ 4:49 AM :: 1417 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...after a decade of hype, Hawaii is still 75% coal and oil....

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Thursday, March 07, 2019
Hawaii Infrastructure Receives D+ Grade from Civil Engineers
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 1032 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...The report includes an evaluation of the following categories: aviation (C-), bridges (C+), coastal areas (C-), dams (D), drinking water (D+), energy (C-), roads (D+), schools (D+), solid waste (C), storm water (D-) and wastewater (D+)....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
DBEDT Projects Slower Economy, Rising Unemployment
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 1231 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii economic growth well below U.S. average over the past 10 years....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Hawaii GE Tax Hits Poor 255% Harder than Rich
By Selected News Articles @ 1:30 AM :: 1444 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii GE Tax takes 8.43% of income from low income families but only 3.31% from high income families -- 2nd most regressive in USA....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Hawaii Worst State for Single Women--9th Best State for Women
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 AM :: 687 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii is the worst state for single women—Wahiawa is best city in Hawaii for single women....

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Sunday, March 03, 2019
Leaving Hawaii: Biggest Outflow in Last Year
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 PM :: 2675 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii is among states which lost the most residents to outmigration over the last 10 years....

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Friday, March 01, 2019
UHERO: Hawaii Economy slows markedly. Is more in store?
By UHERO @ 3:48 PM :: 1196 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Tourism challenges were not limited to the aftermath of flood and fire, but also reflected weakening in some key markets and a falloff in spending. At home, population growth has been negative for the past two years, weighing on demand....

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Friday, March 01, 2019
Honolulu Rents 12th Highest in USA
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 1313 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Zumper National Rent Report: March 2019....

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Friday, March 01, 2019
Hawaii tops nation for rise in pedestrian fatalities
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 890 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...pedestrian fatalities up 1800% in Hawaii....

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
January: More Tourists--Less Spending
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 892 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.62 billion in January 2019, a decrease of 3.8 percent compared to January 2018....

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Mortgage debt-to-income ratio crushing in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:55 AM :: 1295 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...14 Hawaii communities compared -- Hilo is the most affordable, Kailua the least....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Oahu 12% More Homeless Refuse Shelter
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 1953 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...the number of homeless in shelters is down 19%....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Housing Instability and Crowding a Hardship for Hawaii Babies
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1493 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Hawaii ranks among top half of all states for babies, according to a first-of-its kind report. The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Hawaiian Electric Claims 27% Renewable Despite Loss of Geothermal Plant
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 1160 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

...The 2018 consolidated renewable portfolio standard (RPS) remained the same percentage as it was in 2017, at 27 percent. The consolidated number would have been 29 percent had Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) produced at the same level as 2017....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Hawaii Tops U.S. in Wellbeing for Record 7th Time
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 996 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii residents reported the highest wellbeing in the U.S. in 2018, reaching the top spot for the seventh time since Gallup began tracking wellbeing in 2008....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Gallup: Trump Approval 26% in Hawaii—Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 1370 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Politicians, Republican Party

...In order to get to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency, Trump would have to win all but one or two of the states in which his 2018 approval rating was between 41% and 49%....

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Monday, February 25, 2019
Hawaii Nursing Homes Highest Quality in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 1079 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have created a five-star, quality rating system for nursing homes....

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Sunday, February 24, 2019
Gallup: Hawaii 2nd-Most Liberal State
By News Release @ 2:37 AM :: 1374 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii is one of six states with more self-identified liberals than conservatives....

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Hawaii State Income Tax 9th Highest Collection Per Capita
By Tax Foundation @ 4:29 PM :: 1070 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...the Hawaii State Personal Income Tax vacuums up $1,481 per person....

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Report: Hawaii Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop After Aviation Emissions Reclassified as 'International'
By News Release @ 3:32 AM :: 1506 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...By exporting airliner exhaust, the nearly 50% growth in Hawaii tourism numbers since 2008 is simply evaporated from this report.....

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Sunday, February 17, 2019
Hawaii Highest-Risk for Cyberattack
By Selected News Articles @ 1:08 AM :: 1043 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Topping the list, by a large margin, is Hawaii, scoring a risk level more than quadruple the lowest-scoring state, Rhode Island. The average score was 88, and 26 states scored over that level. Hawaii was the only state to break the 150s....

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Saturday, February 16, 2019
Hawaii Construction Industry: Wood Looks Good for 2019
By News Release @ 10:15 AM :: 1324 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...HLPA Predicts Residential and Commercial Building Increase in 2019....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
INRIX: Honolulu Traffic Congestion Costs $1282 per Driver
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 965 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu is the 18th-most congested city in USA....

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Sunday, February 10, 2019
Wanna Buy a House?  No Problem Just Save $946 a month for 12 years
By Selected News Articles @ 3:06 PM :: 1423 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Here's How Much Generation Zers Will Need To Save For A Honolulu Home in 2031....

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Friday, February 08, 2019
UHERO: New Benchmarking Will Reveal Higher Unemployment
By UHERO @ 3:09 PM :: 1189 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...We expect downward revisions in the healthcare industry and in accommodation and food services, where job gains remained lackluster throughout 2018....

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Friday, February 08, 2019
USA Today: Makaha 4th Worst City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 PM :: 2885 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Goods and services are 61.4 percent more expensive...Housing is particularly unaffordable...an average of 9.7 percent of the city's labor force has been out of work over the last five years....

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Thursday, February 07, 2019
Hawaii: Highest Sales Taxes Per Capita in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 2:06 PM :: 1411 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...In fiscal year 2017, the highest state sales tax collections per capita were found in Hawaii -- $2,269....

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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Up 30%--Hawaii Second-Highest Per Capita Expenses for Higher Education
By Selected News Articles @ 1:14 AM :: 1461 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...Over the past five years, Hawaii's cumulative increase in higher education funding is more than 30%....

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Monday, February 04, 2019
Honolulu 4th Deepest 'Sinkhole City'
By Selected News Articles @ 11:11 AM :: 1583 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Report: 63 out of America’s largest 75 cities can’t pay their bills, acquired $330 billion in unfunded debt....

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Sunday, February 03, 2019
Honolulu Ranks 72nd for Fiscal Health
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 1947 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...Honolulu has a Taxpayer Burden of $23,000, earning it an "F" grade....

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Saturday, February 02, 2019
States with the Best Dental Health -- Hawaii Ranks 15th
By Selected News Articles @ 7:41 PM :: 890 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...data set ranges from share of adolescents who visited a dentist in the past year to dental treatment costs to share of adults with low life satisfaction due to oral condition....

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Hawaii GE Tax Hits 105.08% of Personal Income
By Tax Foundation @ 3:18 AM :: 1396 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii's GE Tax base is more than triple the average sales tax base for US states....

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