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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Out of Reach: Hawaii Most Expensive Housing in Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 8:36 PM :: 2594 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

In Hawaii, the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,671.... 

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Honolulu City Auditor Survey: Environment Great, Living Tough
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 2436 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

Characteristics receiving the lowest excellent or good ratings were the availability of affordable quality housing (9%) .... 

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Hawaii Scores ‘F’ on Health Care Price Transparency Laws
By NCPA @ 2:36 PM :: 2331 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii Does Not Have A Single Health Care Price Transparency Law....

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Hawaii ranked seventh in U.S. for solar energy
By Selected News Articles @ 6:42 PM :: 2416 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii gets a greater percentage of its electricity from solar than any other state....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Hawaii Had Lowest Election Turnout in Nation – 44.1%
By Selected News Articles @ 4:35 PM :: 2517 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections
  • Texas – 50.1%
  • Oklahoma – 49.6%
  • West Virginia – 46.8%
  • Hawaii – 44.1%
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Sunlight: Hawaii Scores 'C' for Transparency
By News Release @ 1:22 AM :: 3070 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...six criteria on which each state could be evaluated, based on six of the Ten Principles for Opening Up Government Information....

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Monday, March 11, 2013
Naming Names: Big Pharma Pays $3.2M to Hawaii MDs
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 PM :: 2908 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

Drug companies have long kept secret details of the payments they make to doctors and other health professionals for promoting their drugs....

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Friday, March 08, 2013
Honolulu Ranked 8th-Worst City for Drivers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 PM :: 2982 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

We analyzed the data to bring you a list of the ten absolute worst U.S. cities to drive a car according to the following three questions....

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Gallup: Hawaii Again Tops Nation in Well-Being
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 4424 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor, Cost of Living

Between 2011 and 2012 Hawaii jumped from 44th to 1st in “Work Environment” but fell from 4th to 14th  in “Basic Access"....

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Hawaii Welfare Recipients 2nd Healthiest in US: 75% Not Disabled
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 PM :: 2564 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

SSI, SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, or other government assistance....

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Hawaii Nursing Homes Ranked by US News
By Selected News Articles @ 11:37 PM :: 2718 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

About 38 percent of all nursing homes in Hawaii earned an overall five-star rating....

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Monday, February 25, 2013
The Numbers Don’t Match: Obama vs Harkin on Hawaii Sequester Impact
By Andrew Walden @ 11:39 PM :: 4526 Views :: Education K-12, National News, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Here is a point-by-point comparison of the White House numbers for Hawaii and Sen. Harkin’s numbers for Hawaii

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Prosperity? Hawaii Congressional Delegation Scores Zero
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 2282 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii Statistics

We’re giving you a sneak peek of AFP’s Congressional Scorecard....

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Saturday, February 16, 2013
Transparency: Hawaii State, County Websites Score Mixed Reviews
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 PM :: 2213 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

Selected details from SunshineReview.org review of State, County, and DoE websites....

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Friday, February 15, 2013
Gallup: 5% of Hawaii Residents Gay
By Selected News Articles @ 2:34 PM :: 3158 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

It is also possible that LGBT adults make conscious choices to reside in certain states rather than others....

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Friday, February 15, 2013
KOS: Hanabusa Underperformed Obama the Most for any Incumbent in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:22 PM :: 4177 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...Colleen Hanabusa underperformed Obama by the most of any incumbent in the nation....

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Friday, February 15, 2013
OIP: "Obvious Problems" with UIPA Records
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 2111 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...it appears that over 301,000 government record requests were routinely fulfilled by the reporting agencies....

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Monday, February 11, 2013
Gallup: Alaska, Hawaii Follow D.C. in Highest Gov't Employment
By Selected News Articles @ 10:59 PM :: 2102 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Alaska and Hawaii ranked second and third, respectively, with about 28% of each state's workers employed by government....

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Monday, February 11, 2013
Hawaii Teacher Absenteeism 2nd-Worst in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:35 PM :: 3977 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...advocates could potentially use these new data from the Department of Education to support a civil rights complaint....

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Thursday, February 07, 2013
PEW: Hawaii Elections Performance Index Ranks 44th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:11 PM :: 2255 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Highest rate of nonvoting due to registration or absentee ballot problems: Hawaii was the only state with an increase in the rate of registration and absentee voting problems of more than 1 percent between 2008-2010.

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Gallup: Hawaii Ranks Third in 'Economic Confidence'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 AM :: 2312 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Minnesota (-8) and Hawaii (-9)  -- the first time since Gallup initiated daily tracking in 2008 that confidence has been this close to crossing into positive territory in any of the 50 states. 

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Friday, February 01, 2013
Hawaii Charter School Law Improves from 35th to 14th in Nation
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 3455 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii’s law still needs significant improvement in several areas, including beefing up the requirements for charter application....

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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Honolulu at the Bottom of Top 300 Cities
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:45 PM :: 2252 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Global Metro Monitor update of the Brookings Institution. Yet another non-flattering economic statistic....

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Monday, January 28, 2013
Survey: Honolulu 3rd Least Affordable Housing on Earth
By Selected News Articles @ 1:08 PM :: 2947 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

Even in Honolulu, housing affordability has deteriorated markedly, with the Median Multiple rising 0.6 points in just the last year. Honolulu was less affordable than all but Hong Kong and Vancouver...

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Monday, January 28, 2013
Gallup: Obama Job Approval Jumps 8.1% in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 12:49 PM :: 2702 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Obama

Residents of Hawaii, along with those living in the District of Columbia, were most likely to approve of President Barack Obama in 2012, according to an analysis of Gallup Daily tracking for the year....

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Saturday, January 26, 2013
CDC: Hawaii 3rd Lowest Tobacco Use
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 2729 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

State ranks third lowest in the country for adult smoking and second lowest for youth tobacco use....

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Friday, January 25, 2013
Secrecy in Public Union Collective Bargaining
By NCPA @ 12:44 PM :: 2540 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Hawaii's 40 Top 'Green' Energy Projects
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 2495 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii Renewable Energy Projects Directory....

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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Health Insuance: Hawaii Has One of Lowest Rejection Rates in Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 PM :: 2055 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hundreds of thousands of consumers have their health insurance applications declined each year according to a 2010 congressional study....

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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Survey: 195 Patients in Hospitals Waiting for Long Term Care Beds
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 2345 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
  • Queens: 54 patients waiting
  • Maui Memorial: 41 patients waiting
  • Kuakini Hospital: 20 patients waiting
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Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Education Reform: With a ‘C-’ Hawaii DoE Scores 7th in Nation
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 2153 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

"Hawaii is making progress on strengthening its education policies" -- StudentsFirst

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Hawaii Ranks 2nd in Drowsy Driving
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 1882 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Overall prevalence of self-reported falling asleep while driving during the previous 30 days was 4.2%. State-level prevalence ranged from 2.5% in Oregon to 6.1% in Texas (Hawaii was 2nd at 5.7%).

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Sunday, January 06, 2013
Hawaii DoE Adds 68.9% 'Non-Teaching Bloat'
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 2396 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii. Student enrollment increased 2.7 percent while administrators and other non-teaching staff increased 68.9 percent from FY 1992 to FY 2009....

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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Public Health Emergency Preparedness: Hawaii Scores Near Bottom
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 2258 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

10th annual Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism report, Hawaii scored 4 out of 10 ....

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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Hawaii Ranks 45th in Business Policy Index
By News Release @ 11:59 AM :: 2208 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

The Index ranks the 50 states according to 46 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending measures....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Study: Hawaii 2nd Healthiest State in USA
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 2670 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

According to the 23rd Edition of United Health Foundation’s 2012 America’s Health Rankings, Hawaii is No. 2 this year, up from No. 3 in 2011, in a ranking of all 50 states’ health data....

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Saturday, December 08, 2012
Hawaii Ranks 48th in Broadband Deployment
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 1846 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Abercrombie has announced that the state will build a gigabit network statewide by 2018....

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Friday, December 07, 2012
Hire the Handicapped? Hawaii One of Only 5 States Without 'Medicaid Buy-In'
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 2524 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

· DATE: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

· TIME: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

· PLACE: Conference Room 229, State Capitol, 415 South Beretania Street

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Thursday, December 06, 2012
Hawaii Collects $186M/year from Big Tobacco
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 2686 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

Hawaii this year will collect $186 million in revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend just 4.8 percent of it on tobacco prevention programs....

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Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Hawaii Medicaid Spends Least on Long Term Care
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 3098 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The spending ranges from less than 8 percent in Hawaii, where nursing home use is low, to more than 60 percent in North Dakota....

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Monday, December 03, 2012
Hawaii: 78% of Teens not Working
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 3230 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Number of working youth dropped by almost half since 2000; employment among young people at lowest level since 1950s....

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Monday, December 03, 2012
Hawaii: 3rd Lowest Foreclosure Rate in Nation
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 2145 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

The five states with the lowest number of completed foreclosures for the 12 months ending in October 2012 were: South Dakota (19), District of Columbia (64), Hawaii (452), North Dakota (511) and Maine (643)....

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Sunday, December 02, 2012
Hawaii Number of Uninsured Children Jumps 55%
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 2657 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii was the only state to show a significant increase in the number of uninsured children from 2009-2011....

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Monday, October 29, 2012
Study: HSTA Strongest Teachers' Union in US
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 3966 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

This timely study represents the most comprehensive analysis of American teacher unions’ strength ever conducted....

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012
"Some of these Governors are Schizophrenic:" Abercrombie Among Worst Cases
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 PM :: 4384 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Some of these governors are schizophrenic on taxes: They jack up overall business tax rates, then give breaks to favored businesses....

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Monday, August 27, 2012
Enviros win 90% in Hawaii Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 5:43 PM :: 10145 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii Statistics, Judiciary, Land Use

...the Hawaii Supreme Court "has managed to find in favor of Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, Earthjustice ... 90% of the time, 70% of those decisions overturning the [Hawaii] Intermediate Court of Appeals....

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Friday, June 22, 2012
Hawaii Scores 'F' For Logistics Industry Health
By News Release @ 7:00 PM :: 3472 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

The 2012 Manufacturing and Logistics National Report shows how each state ranks among its peers ....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
ALEC: Hawaii Ranks C+ in Education Reform
By NCPA @ 4:04 PM :: 3207 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics
The akamai reader will note that ALEC's ranking relies heavily on the DoE's adoption of high academic standards....
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
VIDEO Truth In Accounting Presentation at Hawaii Capitol
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 6890 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Sheila Weinberg spoke in Hawaii Tuesday, Oct. 11 on "Government Accounting: The Seen and the Unseen -- What Needs to be Done?"

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Friday, August 05, 2011
Fourth in Nation: Hawaii State Debt is $25,000 per taxpayer
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 5054 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

To put an end to budget shenanigans the Institute has developed a budgeting system called “Full Accrual Calculations and Techniques”. FACT based budgeting would require governors and legislatures to recognize expenses when incurred regardless of when they are paid. This improved method of accounting is discussed in detail in this report.

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