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Saturday, June 15, 2019
Conservative Rankings of Hawaii State Legislators
By Selected News Articles @ 9:15 PM :: 1473 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...nineteen Senators and two Representatives – all Democrats – earned membership in the ‘Coalition of the Radical Left’ by scoring 10% or less.... 

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Saturday, June 15, 2019
Feds: Hawaii #2 for White Collar Crime
By Selected News Articles @ 7:29 PM :: 2099 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...in Hawaii, 29% of federal criminal convictions are for white collar crime, second only to New Jersey....

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Saturday, June 15, 2019
Hawaii Mortgage Debt--2nd Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 AM :: 814 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...and Hawaii has the 4th-lowest home ownership rate in USA....

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Friday, June 14, 2019
How High Are Wine Taxes in Your State?
By Tax Foundation @ 12:23 PM :: 863 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii taxes wine at $1.38/gallon, 14th highest in USA....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Hawaii #2 for Suicide: Drug, Alcohol Deaths up
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 1497 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Suicide deaths rose to the second-highest rate in the country at 15.2 per 100,000 in 2017, the latest data available, from 8.2 per 100,000 in 2005, while alcohol deaths climbed to 5.8 from 3.5 and drug poisonings increased to 13.8 from 9.4....

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Friday, June 07, 2019
Hawaii 3rd Highest Beer Taxes in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 7:10 PM :: 1274 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii imposes $0.93 tax per gallon of beer ....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Death Gets 373 Homeless off Streets
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 1502 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...373 people who were considered homeless at the time of their deaths have died on O‘ahu from 2014 through 2018....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
‘Housing First’ Gets 450 Homeless off Streets
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 1275 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...91 percent of Honolulu’s Housing First clients came into the program as chronically homeless, and over 60 percent came directly from living on the streets....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Honolulu ranked America’s best small city for second year in a row
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 1019 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...based on several criteria, including crime rates, air quality, housing affordability, entertainment offerings, cultural diversity, and economic vitality....

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Feds Identify Hawaii's Six Worst Nursing Homes
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 1973 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... identified as having a “persistent record of poor care” ....

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Monday, June 03, 2019
Hawaii Economy is Booming--And It's the 4th Worst
By Selected News Articles @ 6:50 PM :: 1405 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...low tech, low patents, low innovation....

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Friday, May 31, 2019
Hawaii US Dollar Worth Only 84 Cents
By Selected News Articles @ 8:40 PM :: 1386 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...in Hawaii the dollar has less buying power than in any other state....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Hawaii 3rd-lowest Employment Growth as Many Jobs go Begging
By Selected News Articles @ 5:01 PM :: 1360 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...lots of jobs sit unfilled as Hawaii has the 5th-lowest avg starting salaries (adjusted for cost of living) in the USA....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Individual Income Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 3:26 AM :: 1040 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii derives 22.9% of tax revenue from individual income taxes .... 

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Sunday, May 26, 2019
NPS: Eruption Cut Volcanoes National Park Traffic 45%
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 1448 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...“It’s not surprising to see a decrease in visitor spending during 2018 since most of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park was closed for 134 days due to unsafe and unpredictable volcanic activity”....

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Friday, May 24, 2019
Census: Oahu Population Declines Again
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 1297 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Oahu population is down 12,612 from its 2016 peak....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Sales Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 6:21 PM :: 1064 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... the GE Tax accounts for 37.2% of State revenue, Hawaii ranks 9th most dependent....

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Monday, May 20, 2019
Best States for Military Retirees? Hawaii 41st
By Selected News Articles @ 5:16 PM :: 1213 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

...the average officer is only 45 years old — 42 for non-disability enlisted personnel — upon retirement from service....

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Saturday, May 18, 2019
Hawaii: How Safe is Your Hospital?
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 1900 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Patients at “C” hospitals on average face an 88% greater risk of avoidable death....

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Friday, May 17, 2019
UHERO: Counties see synchronized slowing
By UHERO @ 7:23 PM :: 1243 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...each has seen a falloff in tourism activity and a slowing of employment growth in a number of sectors....

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
America's Senior Health Rankings: Hawaii #1
By News Release @ 4:44 AM :: 1099 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Low prevalence of obesity....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Honolulu: Lowest Starting Salaries in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:07 PM :: 1745 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Honolulu and Pearl City tie with Juneau, AK as the cities with the lowest average starting salaries when adjusted for cost of living.... 

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Hawaii: 2nd Highest Taxes on Pass-Through Businesses
By Selected News Articles @ 4:48 PM :: 1500 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii combined pass-through business income tax rate 43.7%, second only to California....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
JP Morgan Report Highlights Hawaii Pension Problems
By Selected News Articles @ 3:54 AM :: 1735 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii was third behind Illinois and New Jersey for how much of its total revenue would be required to pay off its unfunded retirement liabilities over the next 30 years....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Hawaii Drivers Have High GPA and Low Test Scores
By News Release @ 5:30 AM :: 1336 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... their reported average GPA ranks them amongst the top five smartest states in the country ... (BUT) ... Hawaii has the lowest mean ACT score on this list and the fifth lowest in the United States .... 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
HSTA: Stop Ranking our Failing Schools
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 1416 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Ranking schools based largely on test results perpetuates the failed "test and punish" culture of the past -- HSTA ....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Drug Use by State: Hawaii 2nd-Lowest
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 PM :: 957 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

...Hawaii has the 2nd-most treatment centers per drug user....

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Saturday, May 11, 2019
State Corporate Income Taxes Increase Tax Burden on Corporate Profits
By Tax Foundation @ 6:23 PM :: 1364 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

... Hawaii: Combined State-Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate 26.1% ....

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Best States for New College Grads--Hawaii 49th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:16 AM :: 1702 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

"...Years needed to afford down payment: 25.68...."

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Monday, May 06, 2019
Honolulu 5th-lowest Small Business Growth
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 PM :: 1344 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Honolulu is slightly ahead of Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio....

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Thursday, May 02, 2019
​To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Property Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 4:31 PM :: 1595 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Alabama and Hawaii raise the smallest portion of their state and local tax revenue through property taxes: 17.1 percent and 17.6 percent, respectively....

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Thursday, May 02, 2019
How Clean Is Your Electric Vehicle?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:27 AM :: 1818 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...Natural Gas rich Reno, NV is waaaay cleaner than Honolulu....

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Thursday, May 02, 2019
BEA: Hawaii Economic Growth Slows to 1%
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 1432 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Gross Domestic Product by State: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2018....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Hawaii 2nd Worst State for Nurses
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 1565 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...2019’s Best & Worst States for Nurses....

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Friday, April 26, 2019
Q1: Tourism Up, Spending Down
By News Release @ 5:39 AM :: 1501 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for First Quarter 2019....

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Problem Gambling? Hawaii #2 in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 AM :: 1718 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...2019’s Most Gambling-Addicted States....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
State of the Air: Hawaii Among the Cleanest
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 1872 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii Boasts Some of the Best Air Quality in the Nation According to the ‘State of the Air’ 2019 Report....

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Monday, April 22, 2019
Hawaii's Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 5:22 PM :: 1807 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Hilo and Kahului are the places to be....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
Are Hawaii officials paid too much or too little?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:19 PM :: 1796 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

...Steve Frates, a Pepperdine University professor and president of the Center for Government Analysis, discusses how the salaries of Hawaii officials compare with officials across the nation....

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
$17 Minimum Wage Cost $1.456 Billion per year
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 2247 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

...If the average pay hike is $3.50/hr for 208K workers, a $17 minimum would cost $5.6M per 8 hour shift--$28M per 40 hr week--$1.456B per year....

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
Kids Oral Health--Hawaii Ranks Dead Last
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 AM :: 1807 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...this is the price Hawaii pays for pandering to anti-fluoridation nuts....

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Monday, April 15, 2019
Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 45th
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 2486 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...Try out the “adjust performance” feature.  You can abolish the GE Tax and cut other taxes, eliminate public employees, enact a right to work law, raise or lower the minimum wage, and see how each move affects Hawaii’s economic performance....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Hawaii Smallest Firearms Industry in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:38 PM :: 2294 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment, Small Business

...2019’s States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
Hawaii Tax Freedom Day is April 23rd
By Tax Foundation @ 1:41 AM :: 1613 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii Tax Freedom Day is 43rd among states....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
PIT: Homelessness Down 21% on Big Island -- Volcano Forces Homeless to Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 2523 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Madame Pele shows the way to solve homelessness--APPLY MORE FORCE....

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Hawaii: County by County Health Reports
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 1601 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii: County by County Overview ....

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Hawaii--78 Bridges 'Deficient'
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 1510 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) analysis of the recently-released U.S. Department of Transportation 2018 National Bridge Inventory (NBI) database....

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Hawaii 2nd Worst Financial Knowledge and Education
By Selected News Articles @ 12:05 AM :: 2010 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...2019’s Most & Least Financially Literate States....

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Saturday, April 06, 2019
UHERO: How Obamacare Affects Micronesian Health
By UHERO @ 5:49 PM :: 1606 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 :: 2173 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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