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Thursday, September 28, 2017
US Senate Investigating Hawaii's Soaring Medicaid Costs
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 2324 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...CMS data show that total costs for new Medicaid beneficiaries in Hawaii rose from $249.1 million in 2014 to $437.4 million in 2015-a 76 percent single-year increase. Costs per-enrollee jumped 73 percent in that same period, going from $7,462 in 2014 to $12,910 in 2015....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Financial Literacy--Hawaii Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 11:06 PM :: 1309 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...2017’s Most & Least Financially Savvy States....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Housing ASAP: 714 Homeless Families Placed in Permanent Housing
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 2012 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Working towards achieving a shared goal of functional zero by December 2018, which means that every family in Hawai‘i that becomes homeless can be placed into housing within 30 days....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
FBI: Violent Crime up 24% in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:28 PM :: 2539 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...but Atty Gen Chin's news release was titled "CRIME IN HAWAI`I AT RECORD LOW LEVEL IN 2016".... 

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Strive HI: How did your School do?
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 1838 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The accountability system includes multiple measures of school performance including proficiency in Science, Math and Language Arts/Literacy; chronic absenteeism; school climate; graduation rates; and achievement gaps....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Hawaii Excise Taxes: $885 per Capita--3rd Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 4:15 PM :: 1813 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Excise taxes are particular taxes levied on specific goods or activities....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Girl Scouts Rank Hawaii 23rd for girls' well-being
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 1772 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The State of Girls 2017: Emerging Truths and Troubling Trends....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
DoE Touts AP Test Results
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 1680 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...double-digit increases in the number of exam takers, exams taken and scores of 3 or higher....

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Hawaii Lowest Teacher Salaries in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 2291 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...adjusted for cost of living....

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Friday, September 22, 2017
How High Are Property Tax Collections Where You Live?
By Tax Foundation @ 3:19 PM :: 1731 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii counties collect an average of $980 in property tax per capita....

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Record setting applications for UH Manoa--But Enrollment Still Drops
By News Release @ 2:32 PM :: 2914 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...the most received in a quarter century--But Fall 2017 enrollment at UHM still dropped 2.5% from Fall 2016.....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Hawaii is #1 in Teacher Absenteeism at 79% 
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 3013 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

In Hawaii about 79 percent of traditional public school teachers are chronically absent. In Hawaii charter schools it’s 23 percent…..

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Hawaii 6th Most Indebted State
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 2578 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...$27,100 = Each taxpayer's share of Hawaii's debt....

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Hawaii: 10,464 Student Loan Debtors Over Age 60
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 2036 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...up 25% since 2012....

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Survey: Texas More Diverse Than Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:59 PM :: 1517 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...2017’s Most & Least Diverse States in America....

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Monday, September 18, 2017
Report: Hawaii Health Insurance Jumps by Avg of $341
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 2379 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Only five states had statistically significant increases in single coverage premiums 2015 to 2016 -- Hawaii is 5th ....

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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Hawaii Uninsured Rate Drops 4.36% Since 2010
By Selected News Articles @ 3:21 PM :: 1603 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Change in Uninsured Rate Between 2010 & 2016 -- -4.36%....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Census: Hawaii Highest Rents in USA
By News Release @ 2:19 AM :: 1693 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau released income, poverty, health insurance, housing and other data from its American Community Survey (ACS) for 2016 on September 14, 2017....

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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Hawaii GE Tax Highest Sales Tax in USA on Per Capita Basis
By Tax Foundation @ 4:36 PM :: 2033 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii and North Dakota collect the most in statewide sales tax per capita at $2,090 and $1,835 respectively....

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Saturday, September 09, 2017
How Much Does Your State Collect in Corporate Income Taxes Per Capita?
By Tax Foundation @ 11:59 PM :: 1984 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...in FY 2015, the corporate income tax only comprised 5.3 percent of state tax collections....

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Thursday, September 07, 2017
2017 Hawaii ACT Scores 4th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 2034 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ACT Composite score beats only Nevada, Mississippi, and South Carolina coming in 4th-worst in the USA....

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Thursday, September 07, 2017
Dropping college enrollment shows Americans are no longer buying the college lie
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:01 AM :: 2176 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...University of Hawaii college enrollment has plummeted by 15 percent in just six years, from a high of 60,300 students in 2012 to 51,300 as of 2017....

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
93% of Hawaii Dams at 'High Hazard Risk'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:17 PM :: 1662 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranked No. 1 for state with worst infrastructure....

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Best Place to Raise a Family? Honolulu Ranks 62nd
By Selected News Articles @ 1:22 PM :: 2522 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Hawaii Statistics

... analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities based on 41 key metrics ....

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Monday, September 04, 2017
Hawaii Small Business in Facts and Figures
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 1663 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...The state's economic engine starts on Main Street....

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Saturday, September 02, 2017
Risky, Overused Medications Prescribed Far Less Often in the Aloha State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 AM :: 2468 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Medicare patients in Hawaii take fewer opioid painkillers and fewer antibiotics, on average, than those in any other state. Physicians and health policy experts cite demographics and healthier lifestyles as possible reasons why....

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Friday, September 01, 2017
Hawaii 4th-Lowest Obesity Rate
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1574 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii's adult obesity rate is currently 23.8 percent, up from 15.7 percent in 2000 and from 8.9 percent in 1990....

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Friday, September 01, 2017
Hawaii Crime Index -- Murder, Rape Increasing
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 4090 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...the release of the State of Hawaii’s annual Uniform Crime Report, Crime in Hawaii, 2016....

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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Visitor Spending Increases 9.8% in July 2017
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 1776 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Visitor spending statewide increased through the first seven months of 2017 (+8.9% to $9.95 billion)....

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Monday, August 28, 2017
Hawaii: Fewest Nurses Per Capita in USA
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 2098 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Burned Out: Is Your State Full of Overworked Doctors and Nurses?....

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Saturday, August 26, 2017
Hawaii Millionaire Will Go Broke Faster Than Any Other State
By Selected News Articles @ 5:36 PM :: 3584 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...If you retire with $1 million in Hawaii, you have just shy of a dozen years to ride out your savings....

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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Which Counties Benefit Most From the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction?
By Tax Foundation @ 5:16 PM :: 1856 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...how much U.S. taxpayers deduct in home mortgage interest by county....

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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Some Women are More Equal than Others
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 PM :: 1302 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...According to the Center for American Progress....

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
College Rankings: BYUH, HPU, Chaminade Trounce UH Campuses
By News Release @ 1:45 PM :: 2788 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...College Choice Releases 2017 Rankings of the Best Colleges in Four Western States....

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Hawaii Rankings: How Good is Your Community College?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 AM :: 1903 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

....2017’s Best & Worst Community Colleges....

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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Honolulu: $100 worth only $80.32
By Tax Foundation @ 3:29 PM :: 2114 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Honolulu is the most expensive city in the USA, but in rural Hawaii $100 is worth $99.90 ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2017
DBEDT Releases 2016 Hawaii Data Book
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 1343 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...the 2016 edition of the “State of Hawaii Data Book.”....

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Saturday, August 12, 2017
Youth Homelessness--Hawaii Ranks 5th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 PM :: 2093 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...2017’s States with the Most Underprivileged Children....

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Saturday, August 12, 2017
Tough On DUI? Hawaii Ranks 26th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 PM :: 1252 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...compare drunk driving penalties in all 50 states and D.C.....

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Saturday, August 12, 2017
DBEDT: Hawaii Economy Slowing
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 2227 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...After two years of consecutive growth above 2 percent, Hawaii’s economy grew by 0.9 percent during the first quarter of 2017....

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Saturday, August 12, 2017
Honolulu Rents Jump Another 6.7%
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 2725 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Honolulu, HI, hit #3 in July with an increase of 8%, and returns to the list at #4 in August for another 6.7% increase. For August, that means median one-bedroom rent is $1,766 — the tenth highest in the country....

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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Which States Benefit Most from the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction?
By Tax Foundation @ 7:51 PM :: 1544 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii ranks 4th with an average deduction of $2629 ....

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Hawaii -- Lowest Percentage of MDs Accepting Medicare
By Selected News Articles @ 2:50 AM :: 2090 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...2017’s Best & Worst States for Health Care....

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Monday, August 07, 2017
Why Hawaii Isn't Rich Like Texas
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:01 AM :: 2833 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

Texas has no personal income tax....

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Friday, August 04, 2017
Hawaii Value of $100? -- $84.18
By Tax Foundation @ 12:23 PM :: 2795 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...the same amount of cash can buy you more in a low-price state than in a high-price state....

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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Hawaii Among States with Least Student Debt
By Selected News Articles @ 5:29 AM :: 1499 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...data set ranges from average student debt to unemployment rate among the population aged 25 to 34 to share of students with past-due loan balances....

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Honolulu Among 10 Worst Markets for House Flippers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:58 AM :: 2298 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

...“Flip or Flop”....

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Tourism: $8.4B in First Six Months
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 1024 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Visitor Arrivals Increased 4.3 Percent to 4.6 Million....

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Monday, July 31, 2017
Hawaii not College-Ready -- Second lowest median scores on ACT
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 2366 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...Hawaii among states with lowest median scores on college admissions test, study finds....

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Thursday, July 20, 2017
How High Are Individual Income Tax Collections in Your State?
By Tax Foundation @ 2:42 PM :: 1970 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Before the latest increase, Hawaii ranked 11th ....

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