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Saturday, January 18, 2020
HECO Reports 21% jump in solar generation capacity
By News Release @ 2:42 PM :: 394 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...The completion of large grid-scale projects and thousands of residential solar systems provided the largest-ever annual increase in solar capacity....

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Friday, January 17, 2020
Hawaii GE Tax Hits 105.29% of Personal Income
By Tax Foundation @ 4:33 PM :: 407 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail, Taxes

...The sales tax in Hawaii has a broad base that include many business-to-business services....

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Friday, January 17, 2020
Hawaii 2nd-Most Integrated State
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 AM :: 394 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...2020’s States with the Most Racial Progress....

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Friday, January 17, 2020
Hawaii Cost of Smoking $2.2M per Smoker
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 AM :: 284 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet....

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Homeless deaths increase on O‘ahu Because They are not Being Forced into Shelters
By News Release @ 5:23 PM :: 310 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Homelessness

...The average age of death amongst this vulnerable population here on O‘ahu was 54.4 years old....

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
DBEDT: Family of 4 Needs $80K for a frugal lifestyle--But only $67K on Big Island
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 607 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii County had the lowest self-sufficiency income requirements among all counties....

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Thursday, January 09, 2020
In Hawaii $100 Buys Only $84 Worth of Goods
By Video @ 6:30 PM :: 374 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...video takes on Hawaii's high cost of living, with some quick examples, then some suggestions advising how to help fix it....

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Thursday, January 09, 2020
Hawaii Female Salaries 82.6% of Male
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 349 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual weekly earnings of $797, or 82.6 percent of the $965 median usual weekly earnings of their male counterparts....

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Saturday, January 04, 2020
Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Retirement
By Selected News Articles @ 2:06 AM :: 1216 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, Cost of Living

...ultimately, it comes down to how far do those retirement dollars go....

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Friday, January 03, 2020
How to Stop the Exodus
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:48 AM :: 712 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...reject the idea that the “price of paradise” must inevitably be unreasonable....

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Thursday, January 02, 2020
Hawaii Least Depressed State
By News Release @ 11:12 AM :: 420 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...but depression rate jumps 17.76% from 2014-2018....

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Wednesday, January 01, 2020
​UH report shows more than 150 doctors left Hawaii in 2019
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 784 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The exodus of doctors from practice in Hawai’i this year was much worse than was indicated in preliminary figures released just a few months ago....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Exodus from Hawaii continued in fiscal 2019 
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:48 AM :: 687 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii cites Hawaii's cost of living and lack of opportunities....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
DBEDT: Hawaii Losing 13,200 Civilians Per Year
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 957 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The young adult and prime-working age population in ages 18-34 was the largest age group among migrants....

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Saturday, December 28, 2019
Hawaii 5th Highest Champagne Taxes in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 10:01 AM :: 435 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii taxes champagne at the rate of $2.12 per gallon--5th highest in USA....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
November Tourist Arrivals up 4.2%
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 364 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...and tourist spending is up 3.4%....

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Thursday, December 26, 2019
56% of Hawaii Smokers Tried to Quit Last Year
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 624 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Lung Assn: Ready to Quit Smoking? ‘Quit, Don’t Switch’ to E-Cigarettes....

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Thursday, December 26, 2019
Worst Drivers: Hawaii #1 State for Drunk Driving
By News Release @ 2:24 PM :: 826 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii is #1 for DUI and #4 for speeding....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
November 2019 Hawaii Vacation Rental Performance Report
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 663 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism

...On O‘ahu, the vacation rental supply in November was 252,000 unit nights. This is a decrease of 4.4 percent from a year ago....

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Monday, December 23, 2019
Honolulu 3rd Most Expensive Homes Per Square Foot
By Selected News Articles @ 6:10 PM :: 781 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Honolulu, HI – Ownership Cost per square foot -- $684.31....

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Sunday, December 22, 2019
Ninety-One Hours in a Work Week?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 688 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii’s cost of living was 201.3 percent of, or double, the national average, with the primary problem being housing costs that punched in at a staggering 347.1 percent of the national average. Our grocery costs were at 160.8, utilities at 185.2, transportation at 135.7, and health care at 120.3 percent of the national average respectively....

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Saturday, December 21, 2019
UHERO: Hawaii economy enters soft patch
By UHERO @ 1:00 AM :: 606 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The state’s population has been declining for the past three years, in part because of outward migration....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Hawaii Unemployment Insurance System Ranks 28th in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 10:28 AM :: 686 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

...Well-designed UI tax systems emphasize greater stability and predictability....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Hawaii Grade F for Business Subsidy Transparency -- 2nd Worst in USA
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 895 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tax Credits

..."Failing States" do not meet even basic standards of online spending transparency for economic development subsidies....

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
Ranking Property Taxes on the 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index
By Tax Foundation @ 11:53 PM :: 917 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...the property tax component of the 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index....

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Monday, December 09, 2019
$100K Retirement Fund? In Hawaii it will be gone in 14 months
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 PM :: 1147 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii residents pay over $20,000 more per year than the second-most expensive state, California....

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Thursday, December 05, 2019
Hawaii: 91 Hour Work Week to Live Comfortably
By Selected News Articles @ 5:58 PM :: 1080 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii is the single most difficult state for workers to get ahead, requiring $96.1K to enjoy a comfortable life and 91-hour workweeks to get there....

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Thursday, December 05, 2019
Hawaii Ranks Among Least Protection Against Elder Abuse
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 PM :: 768 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Life

...2019’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections....

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Thursday, December 05, 2019
America's Health Rankings: Hawaii 3rd-Healthiest State
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 727 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...America's Health Ranking's 2019 Hawaii Report....

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Monday, December 02, 2019
UH Manoa 4-Year Graduation Rate Hits 36%
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 692 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...Thirty-six-point-six percent of UH Mānoa students who enrolled in fall 2015 graduated in four years, which is more than double the 17.5 percent of students who enrolled in fall 2006.... 

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Thursday, November 28, 2019
Thankful for you
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:30 PM :: 612 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...It is a tribute to the people of Hawaii that our state is consistently rated as the happiest in the country....

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Sunday, November 24, 2019
Honolulu Population Loss 2% Since 2010
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 816 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu, Hawaii, had a net population loss from migration of 19,098 between 2010 and 2018 — 2.0% of the metro’s 2010 population of 953,207....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Financial Transparency: Hawaii Ranks 20th
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 828 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranks 20th with an overall score of 84/100....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Hawaii: 22.3% of Movers Leaving State
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 AM :: 1774 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2nd-highest in the USA....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
DBEDT: Hawaii's Worst-in-Nation Economy to Continue 'For Years'
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 1268 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

“...Year-to-date through September, total visitor spending was a negative 0.1 percent and value of private building permits decreased by 7.2 percent....”

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Sunday, November 17, 2019
$136K to live 'comfortably' in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 PM :: 892 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii Median household income in 2018: $80,212....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
WSJ ranks Honolulu Airport 15th of 20
By Selected News Articles @ 9:56 PM :: 897 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...How the 20 next-largest U.S. airports performed in 15 categories....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
BEA: Hawaii Economic Growth Slowest in USA
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 1091 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Wholesale trade was the leading contributor to slow growth in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Hawaii Sitting on $281M Unspent Federal Welfare Block Grant
By Selected News Articles @ 8:28 PM :: 1236 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Idea: Use the money to FORCE the homeless into shelter with drug treatment and mental health care....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Hawaii Roads 3rd Worst in USA
By News Release @ 6:54 PM :: 1088 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...the roads have potholes, illegible street signs and regular heavy congestion....

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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Economic freedom in Hawaii takes a fall
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:31 PM :: 1005 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Economic freedom in Hawaii dropped three notches to 40th place among all 50 U.S. states ....

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Thursday, November 07, 2019
​Fewer years of healthy life for Native Hawaiians, UH study finds
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 1092 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, OHA

...Native Hawaiians in Hawaiʻi have a shorter life expectancy compared with other racial/ethnic populations in the state....

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Hawaii Counties Among Least Affordable Places for Renters
By Selected News Articles @ 1:40 AM :: 1001 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...We ranked 827 counties by the ratio of rent-to-income....

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Hawaii Highest Mortgage Fees in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:33 AM :: 943 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...and the lowest average interest rates....

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Monday, November 04, 2019
Honolulu Highest Homeless Veteran Count in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 1050 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness, Military

...Honolulu Homeless Veterans per Veteran Population tied for worst in USA -- 46 times higher than first place Virginia Beach, VA....

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Sunday, November 03, 2019
HTA Releases Hawai‘i Vacation Rental Performance Report
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 1175 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... The State of Hawai‘i has experienced record levels of visitor arrivals over the last seven years. However, during this time the number of traditional lodging units, such as hotels, condominium hotels, and timeshare resorts has increased minimally ....

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
First 3 Quarters: Tourism Up, Spending Down
By News Release @ 7:07 PM :: 801 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Total visitor arrivals increased 5.5 percent to 7,858,876 in the first three quarters of 2019--spending dropped by 0.1%....

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Hawaii Among Only 7 States to Tax Groceries at Full Rate
By Tax Foundation @ 3:40 PM :: 1271 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...How Does Your State Treat Groceries, Candy, and Soda?....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
More Hawaii residents hold a college degree
By News Release @ 6:53 AM :: 848 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...The current percent of college degree holders in Hawaiʻi is 46.3 percent, up 1.4 percent from 2017....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
State Business Tax Climate Index--Hawaii Drops from 26th to 37th
By Tax Foundation @ 6:02 PM :: 1105 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii ranks 37th on business tax climate, down 11 places since it re-imposed 3 'temporary' income tax brackets—with a top rate of 11%—and rolled back estate tax reforms....

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