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Monday, June 23, 2014
Hawaii Teachers 3rd-Best Paid in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 6:35 PM :: 3370 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

The top districts for paying teachers with a bachelor’s degree and five years of experience are Chicago ($62,046), New York ($52,278), Hawaii ($50,728)....

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Monday, June 23, 2014
How Badly Will Your School Do? Hawaii principals predict substantial drop in reading and math scores
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:55 PM :: 2266 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...principals’ predictions are dismal partially because tests for the newly implemented Common Core curriculum will be more rigorous....

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Friday, June 20, 2014
Honolulu VA Still Worst in Nation--Wait Time 130 days
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 2274 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

No other VA site is over 100 days, the next-worst is Fayetteville, NC with a 91-day wait time for new patients....

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Gun Control Group Points to Hawaii as Example
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 2174 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

The state with the lowest gun death rate in the nation was Rhode Island, followed by Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Health Survey: 11.8% of DoE Students Treated After Attempting Suicide
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 3081 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Life

Statewide, 16.9% of public HS students had seriously considered attempting suicide during the 12 months before the survey....

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Public Corruption: Hawaii Ranks 26th
By News Release @ 7:20 AM :: 2763 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

Corruption increases and distorts spending by U.S. states....

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Productivity and Innovation: Hawaii Stuck on ‘F’
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 2725 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

The categories in this report were chosen as those most likely to be considered by site selection experts for manufacturing and logistics firms....

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
1901: Territory of Hawaii Adopts First Income Tax in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 PM :: 3855 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Now every state has an income tax except for Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. Alaska is notable in that it is the only state to repeal an existing income tax....

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Monday, June 09, 2014
The Surprising States That Have Greater Income Inequality
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:25 PM :: 2859 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

The income gap between rich and poor tends to be wider in blue states than in red states....

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Friday, June 06, 2014
Revolution of ‘54? Inequality Increases Since Statehood
By UHERO @ 4:14 PM :: 3232 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...the share of income going to the “Dominant Class” increases while the share going to the “Lower Class” decreases steadily from the mid 1950s up to the present....

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Friday, June 06, 2014
Waitlisted patients cost Hawaii Hospitals $62.7M
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 2505 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Nearly one in five of Hawaii’s waitlisted patients — that is, those remaining in a hospital after the need for acute care ceases — have an infectious disease....

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Thursday, June 05, 2014
Eligible? Hawaii Ranks 49th in Welfare Participation
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 1944 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranks 49th among all states in accessing SNAP benefits with one out of every three eligible individuals not enrolled....

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Thursday, June 05, 2014
Hawaii Ranks #4 in Gasoline Taxes
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 PM :: 3403 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

California is in 1st place with the highest rate of 52.89 cents per gallon, and is followed closely by New York (49.86 cents/gallon), Connecticut (49.3 cents/gallon), and Hawaii (48.05 cents/gallon)....

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Honolulu Patients 2nd Happiest in USA
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 2759 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Vanguard derived its findings by developing special software to scour online reviews on Google+ and Yelp.com websites of 46,300 individual doctors....

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Hawaii Ranks #2 in Senior Health
By News Release @ 6:51 PM :: 2315 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...16.0 percent of seniors with a college education are physically inactive compared to 50.2 percent of seniors with less than a high school education....

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Dangerous by Design: Hawaii Worst for Elderly Pedestrian Fatalities
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 2916 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Rail

...while older residents age 65+ comprise 13.7 percent of our population, they accounted for nearly 42 percent of pedestrian fatalities across Hawaii....

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Friday, May 16, 2014
Medicaid Expansion to Cost Hawaii $326M
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:38 PM :: 2407 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
“As with most new government programs, original estimates are likely not the true full cost.”
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange most costly in nation
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:36 PM :: 2128 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou, D-Hawaii, noted Hawaii’s enrollment cost is 26 times the national average, 2 1/2 times the cost for the second most expensive state....

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
DBEDT: Building Permits Up 20.6%
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 2460 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...In its second quarter 2014 statistics and economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) projects stable economic growth in 2014 and beyond....

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Gallup: Hawaii, Texas Best States for Minorities
By Selected News Articles @ 11:20 PM :: 1782 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Ninety-five percent of Hawaii's residents consider the city or area in which they live to be a good place for racial and ethnic minorities, earning the Aloha State the top spot in Gallup's 50-state ranking....

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Report: Hawaii State of Preschool 2013
By News Release @ 5:11 AM :: 2767 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2012-2013 school year....

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Thursday, May 08, 2014
Hawaii Obamacare Cost Tops Nation -- $23K Per Enrollee
By Selected News Articles @ 9:10 PM :: 2531 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Excluding Hawaii and the District of Columbia, which were outliers, the state Exchange with the highest cost-per-enrollee was Massachusetts, at $5,681. Hawaii’s cost-per-enrollee was 32 times California’s....

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Friday, May 02, 2014
Hawaii Health Connector Claims 9,785 Enrollees
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 1992 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The Hawai‘i Health Connector Hawai‘i concluded its first open enrollment period, which included a grace period that ended on April 30, with 9,785 enrollees....

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Thursday, May 01, 2014
Feds Release Profile of Hawaii Health Connector Signups
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 3521 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...and 32,209 more enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP through the end of March 2014, compared to enrollment before the Marketplace opened last October....

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Commonwealth Fund: Hawaii State Health System Performance, 2014
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 2151 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The top-performing states—Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Hawaii—lead the nation across most dimensions of care, and have done so over time....

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Hawaii Teen Pregnancy Rate Down 43% since 1988
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 3393 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Life

...analysis from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy shows that teen childbearing in Hawaii cost taxpayers at least $32 million in 2010....

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Effects of Pension Plan Changes on Retirement Security
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 2348 Views :: National News, Hawaii Statistics

This study analyzes the effects of the resulting changes at the individual employee level ....

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Leapfrog: Hawaii Among Top 5 States for Hospital Quality
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 2255 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Queens, Pali Momi, Straub, and Moanalua all scored 'A' ....

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
'Surveillance System' Looks at Hawaii Residents Sugary Beverage Drinking Pattern
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 1934 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for 38,978 adults aged 18 years or older from 6 states: Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Wisconsin....

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Friday, April 25, 2014
Analysis: 13% of Hawaii Bridges 'Structurally Deficient'
By News Release @ 4:15 AM :: 1747 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii has 144 structurally deficient bridges....

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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Gallup: Hawaii Public Schools Still Rank Among Worst in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 PM :: 3596 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...residents in Hawaii took a dim view of their own schools, with only 46% ranking them as excellent or good....

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Health Connector Extends Enrollment Grace period to April 30
By News Release @ 2:09 AM :: 2099 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

586 sign-ups since March 31, 2014 ....

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Full Text: Hawaii Ranks 8th in Wellbeing
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 1963 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

It includes topics such as physical and emotional health, healthy behaviors, work environment, social and community factors, financial security, and access to necessities such as food, shelter, and healthcare....

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Grassroot Institute 'Celebrates' Hawaii's Tax Freedom Day
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:48 PM :: 1894 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii citizens have earned enough for the year's tax bill - one day later than last year....

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:58 AM :: 3029 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

New report ranks Hawaii 36th in economic outlook and 17th in economic performance....

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Monday, April 14, 2014
Freedom in the 50 States? Hawaii Ranks 47th
By News Release @ 5:55 AM :: 2111 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii has much room to improve. It scores poorly on all three dimensions of freedom....

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Sky's the Limit? Honolulu #1 City for Buying into Solar Hype
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 2544 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Hawaii Statistics

Environment America (who?) released a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution”....

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Hawaii gets better marks for new online transparency system
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:06 AM :: 1843 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

The government watchdog group called this a “huge improvement” for Hawaii, because in the past the state received an “F” grade....

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Report: Hawaii Government Transparency Improves
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 1668 Views :: Hawaii Statistics
“Following the Money 2014: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data”
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
PEW: Hawaii Voter Participation Drops Below 45%--Worst in USA
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 2221 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Hawaii was again last in voter turnout in 2012, with its rate decreasing 4.6 percentage points from a nation’s worst 2008 rate....

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Census: Hawaii Tax Revenue Jump 3rd Highest in Nation
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 1911 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

States with the largest percentage increase were North Dakota (27.8 percent), California (15.6 percent), Hawaii (10.5 percent)....

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Monday, April 07, 2014
Honolulu 15th Most Expensive Long Term Care
By News Release @ 11:06 PM :: 2948 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Providers across the country were surveyed to determine the average costs....

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Friday, April 04, 2014
Hawaii State-Local Tax Burden Drops to 20th
By Selected News Articles @ 1:06 AM :: 2060 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii moved from 14th to 20th....

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Hawai’i Health Connector Signs Up Only 7,861 People in 6 Months
By News Release @ 10:28 PM :: 1931 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The Connector's customer support center staff is making more than 1,000 calls per day to reach out to consumers who have started, but have not completed, the enrollment process....

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Hawaii Educational Results Broken Down by Ethnic Background
By News Release @ 2:28 PM :: 3292 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

In this policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity....

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Auditor Releases National Citizen Survey of Honolulu residents
By News Release @ 1:19 PM :: 3050 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

Residents identified homeless and/or homelessness as a priority for the City to address....

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Hawaii Disconnector? Only 350 Sign Up for Obamacare With One Week to Go
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 2762 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...350 individuals and 17 businesses last week signed up for the Hawaii Health Connector with one week to go....

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Study: Over 145,000 'Underinsured' in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 2556 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...in households spending a high share of their income on medical care....

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Report: Hawaii Tops List of Unaffordable Rentals
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 2710 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Out of Reach 2014 reveals the drastic difference between what renters need to earn to afford rent and what the average renter actually earns....

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Friday, March 21, 2014
Hawaii Health Connector: Only 23 Employers Applied March 1-15
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 2006 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Only 5,394 enrollments in the individual marketplace....

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