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Saturday, November 19, 2016
How Many Nene do Windfarms Really Kill?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:03 PM :: 2557 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 :: 1876 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 :: 1844 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 :: 1710 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 :: 1678 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 :: 2733 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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Friday, November 04, 2016
Political Engagement -- Hawaii Ranks 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 AM :: 1878 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Civic participation is a key ingredient of a well-functioning democracy....

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Monday, October 31, 2016
Worst Zombie States Deteriorate Faster, Further (Hawaii #6)
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 PM :: 2337 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Is Hawaii Too Big to Fail?

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Saturday, October 29, 2016
Visitor Spending Increased 10.4% to Record $1.2 Billion for September
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 1608 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...IUCN, Other Conventions Contributed to Strong Showing in September....

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Friday, October 28, 2016
Hawaii Health Insurance Premiums Growing Faster than Most States
By News Release @ 1:48 AM :: 1561 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...premiums have continued to grow by 5 percent per year or more in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, and Utah....

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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Survey: 47% of Oahu MDs Refusing New Medicare Patients
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 1855 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

463 of the 479 active primary care practices in Oahu were contacted between 2/11/16 and 8/26/16 and questioned about current acceptance of new patients....

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Monday, October 17, 2016
Analysis: One Party System Leaves Hawaii Voters Among Least Powerful in 2016 Election
By Selected News Articles @ 9:00 PM :: 1685 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

...voters’ choices for senators in swing states hold much more power because they determine which political party controls the Senate....

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Sunday, October 16, 2016
DBEDT: Real Estate Investment Trusts in Hawaii--Analysis and Survey Results
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 1778 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

42 REITs were identified operating in Hawaii....

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Friday, October 14, 2016
HIDOT Touts $548M Unspent Federal Money as 'Significant Accomplishment'
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 1700 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

As of the end of Fiscal Year 2016 Hawaii’s Pipeline balance is $548 million....

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Why did Governor Ige get an F for fiscal policy?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:15 AM :: 1529 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

In total, Governor Ige increased spending by $1.8 billion since he took office....

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Hawaii Cellphone Tax 14.32%
By Tax Foundation @ 10:17 PM :: 1875 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Excessive taxes and fees, especially regressive per-line taxes, impose a disproportionate burden on low-income consumers....

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Sunday, October 09, 2016
Does the Electorate Reflect the Population? Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By Selected News Articles @ 6:26 AM :: 1697 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Election history reveals a perpetually glaring problem....

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Sunday, October 09, 2016
2016’s Fastest Growing Cities—Honolulu Ranks 467th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 AM :: 1372 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...analysts compared 515 U.S. cities of varying population sizes based on 14 key indicators of rapid economic growth....

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Saturday, October 08, 2016
Ideological Diversity? Honolulu Ranks 295th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:55 PM :: 1156 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...we calculated the standard deviation of donor ideology - the average distance between any two donors - for each city....

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Friday, October 07, 2016
‘Incredible’ 35% HMSA Hawaii Obamacare Rate Hike for 2017
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 2653 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Kaiser rates are going up 25.9% ....

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Thursday, October 06, 2016
CATO: Excessive Spending Earns Ige an ‘F’
By News Release @ 3:31 AM :: 1497 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

General fund spending rose 7 percent in 2016, and Ige proposed to increase it 12 percent in 2017....

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Thursday, October 06, 2016
DoE HS Absenteeism 19% -- only 39% of 11th Grade Students Meet Benchmark
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 1552 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

"We will be taking a close look at our highest achieving schools and determine best practices that can be implemented in schools that need supports."

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
DoE Touts Improvement in ‘Smarter Balanced’ Test Results
By News Release @ 1:44 AM :: 1940 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...51 percent of students tested met or exceeded the achievement standard in ELA, up three percentage points from the previous year....

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Monday, October 03, 2016
Inclusion for the Disabled: Hawaii Ranks 5th
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1529 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Case for Inclusion, an annual ranking of how well State Medicaid programs serve Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities....

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Sunday, October 02, 2016
HIDOT Fails to Answer -- $78K Administrative Cost Per Mile
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 PM :: 3346 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

"...Our numbers come from the DOT submittals to the federal government for the HI state-owned road system, so if they are ‘wrong’ then the DOT needs to say why they submitted them ‘wrong’...."

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Saturday, October 01, 2016
UHERO: Hawaii Growth Downshifting, Building Cycle Approaches Peak
By UHERO @ 1:05 AM :: 2319 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...signs of a slowdown ahead....

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Saturday, October 01, 2016
DoH: Hawaii has highest rate of tooth decay among kids
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 1840 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The results of Hawaii Smiles confirm that Hawaii’s children have the highest prevalence of tooth decay in the United States....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Tourism Hits New Record: 19 Consecutive Months of Growth in Arrivals
By News Release @ 10:05 PM :: 1582 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

A total of 780,723 visitors came to the Hawaiian Islands in August 2016....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Hawaii Roads: More Buck for Less Bang
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:23 PM :: 2048 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Despite that heavy spending, Hawaii’s roads are the worst in the U.S. for urban pavement conditions ....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Hawaii's 2017 ranking for Business Tax Climate includes a lesson for the legislature
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:46 PM :: 1327 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

I have good news. Hawaii improved its position in the Index, moving up from 30th to 26th overall....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Maui County in Top 10 Least Affordable
By Selected News Articles @ 12:38 PM :: 2658 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

24 Percent of U.S. County Housing Markets Less Affordable Than Their Historic Norms in Q3 2016....

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Tax Cut Improves Hawaii Business Climate
By Selected News Articles @ 4:21 PM :: 1445 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

The expiration of temporary tax increases in Hawaii resulted in the elimination of the top three individual income tax brackets and the lowering of the top marginal rate from 11 to 8.25 percent....

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Monday, September 26, 2016
Hawaii #1 State for long-term delinquent mortgage squatting
By Selected News Articles @ 11:25 PM :: 1813 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
Hawaii tops the list of the states with the highest percentage of borrowers who refuse to pay their mortgages for three years or more….
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Monday, September 26, 2016
Hawaii has the lowest rate of eligible residents registered to vote
By Selected News Articles @ 11:15 PM :: 1642 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Only 64% of eligible Hawaii residents are registered to vote.... 

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Monday, September 26, 2016
Hawaii: Worst State to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 10:40 PM :: 1573 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business Hawaii, the top challenge that entrepreneurs face is high costs, as this state has the highest cost of living in the U.S....

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Monday, September 26, 2016
HIDOE Students Outpace Nation in AP Exam Gains
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 1470 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...gains on the Advanced Placement Program Exams over the year prior....

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Monday, September 26, 2016
Survey: Hawaii Worst State for Teachers
By Selected News Articles @ 9:33 PM :: 1977 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...job pressures, low pay and lack of mobility force many teachers to quit soon after they start....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Survey: Spanish People in Hawaii Among ‘Most Integrated’
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 2056 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii Statistics

"...Full integration into U.S. society and economy generally takes more than one generation...."

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Obamacare Forcing Hawaii Doctors out of Business—Many become Hospital Employees
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 2716 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business

81.7% Regional Growth in Hospital Ownership of Physician Practices and Employment of Physicians....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Cost-Effective? Hawaii Highways Rank 48th Thanks to HIDOT ‘Administrative Disbursements’
By Selected News Articles @ 7:18 PM :: 2266 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii’s worst rankings are urban Interstate pavement condition (50th) and administrative disbursements per mile (49th).... 

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Understanding Hawaii Teacher Shortages
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 2043 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

A State-by-State Analysis of the Factors Influencing Teacher Supply, Demand, and Equity....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
S&P, Fitch Upgrade Hawaii Bonds
By News Release @ 3:00 AM :: 1601 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...highest ever bond ratings and the strongest credit position the state has ever achieved in its history....

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
More Tuition Hikes Coming? UH Campuses Still Below Average Cost
By News Release @ 6:16 PM :: 1399 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...cost after financial aid....

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Hawaii Marks Nation’s Sharpest Drop in Hospital Readmissions
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 1461 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii hospital readmissions fell 13.4% in 5 years....

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
High Cost of Living Pushes Hawaii Poverty Rate to 9th in USA
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 1933 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...229,000 people are living below the poverty line in Hawaii.  This is 16.8% of the population....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Hawaii Student Loan Debt Ranked by College
By News Release @ 12:11 PM :: 1739 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

Hawaii Average Student Debt Per Borrower: $23,574 -- 44th in USA....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Hawaii 7th Best State for Health Care
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 PM :: 1323 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

WalletHub analysts recently compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 3 key dimension: health care costs, access, and outcomes....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Hawaii Short 500 Doctors statewide
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 AM :: 1653 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The latest figures are from the Hawaiʻi Physician Workforce Assessment, released today....

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Monday, September 12, 2016
Hawaii 4th-Happiest State in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 7:52 PM :: 1135 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...we compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 28 key metrics, ranging from emotional health to income levels to sports participation rates....

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Thursday, September 08, 2016
Hawaii #1 Again--Average Home Price $904K
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 1666 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The 2016 Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report ....

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