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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Hawaii Military Commissaries Offer 32.6% Savings—Highest in USA
By News Release @ 4:35 AM :: 433 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military, Cost of Living

Because the savings rate is calculated from local price comparisons, it will vary by region due to differences in the cost of living, even when commissary prices remain uniform and constant....

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Hawaii Ranks Fourth for Millionaires
By News Release @ 12:48 AM :: 519 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

7.35% of Hawaii households have $1M or more of investable assets....

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Friday, February 17, 2017
Hawaii Motor Vehicle Deaths Jump 27%
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 363 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

An NSC survey released Feb. 15 provides a glimpse at the risky things drivers are doing....

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Economic Impact of Immigration by State—Hawaii 10th
By Selected News Articles @ 1:59 AM :: 317 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Highest Percentage of Jobs Generated by Immigrant-Owned Businesses Rank -- 3rd....

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Hawaii 64 Structurally Deficient Bridges Identified
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 382 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

This means one or more of the key bridge elements, such as the deck, superstructure or substructure, is considered to be in "poor" or worse condition....

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Friday, February 10, 2017
Home Ownership: Hawaii Most ‘Equity Rich’ Properties
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 599 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...equity rich — where the combined loan amount secured by the property was 50 percent or less of the property’s estimated market value....

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Economy: DBEDT Drops 2017 Growth Projection to 1.8%
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 455 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism
“The downward adjustment in Hawaii’s economic growth for 2017 was mainly due to the new projection on visitor expenditures for 2017”
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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Cost of Living: Only Manhattan is More Expensive than Honolulu
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 674 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...six components: housing, utilities, grocery items, transportation, health care, and miscellaneous goods and services....

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
County Employees in Hawaii make double what private sector workers make
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:14 PM :: 1889 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Honolulu County workers make more than neighbor island workers....

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Monday, February 06, 2017
Hawaii government growing faster than private sector
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:41 PM :: 904 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...New data show government outpacing private sector, pointing to an unhealthy economy....

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Monday, February 06, 2017
Fluoridated Water Reduces Gender Pay Gap by 4%
By Selected News Articles @ 2:19 AM :: 398 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
...“women who resided in communities with fluoridated water during childhood earn approximately 4% more than women who did not,” adding that they found “no effect of fluoridation for men.”....
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Saturday, February 04, 2017
Hawaii Union Membership #2 in USA–21.7%
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 434 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

New York continued to have the highest union membership rate (23.6 percent), Hawaii and Alaska are tied for second at 21.7 percent each....

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Friday, February 03, 2017
Hawaii public employee benefits rise 5 times faster than private sector
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:22 PM :: 1635 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

Salaries and benefits of Hawaii government workers have increased by 26 percent in the past decade....

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Friday, February 03, 2017
Hawaii GE Tax Bites into 99.21% of personal income
By Tax Foundation @ 4:52 PM :: 605 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii has the broadest sales tax in the United States, but it taxes many products multiple times and, by one estimate, ultimately taxes 99.21 percent of the state’s personal income....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Hawaii Did Not Issue Any Gun-Carry Permits to Private Citizens in 2016
By Selected News Articles @ 11:30 PM :: 692 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

Documents submitted by county police to the state's Department of the Attorney General show that every application by a private citizen for a concealed-carry permit was denied in 2016....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Hawaii: The State of Tobacco Control
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 425 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Grade F -- Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Hawaii Tops Gallup Well-Being Index for 6th Year Straight
By News Release @ 2:35 AM :: 330 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii, Alaska and South Dakota, states with track records of high well-being, were the top states in the 2016 rankings....

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Report: A Decade of Human Trafficking in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 533 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...2016 data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, Polaris's BeFree Textline, and communications....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
County workers in Hawaii make highest wages in the nation
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:22 PM :: 2423 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...county workers in Hawaii make a mean average wage of $61,365 a year....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
2016 National Citizen Survey for the City and County of Honolulu
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 510 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

This is the eighth National Citizen Survey of Honolulu residents conducted for the City....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
High-Speed Internet: Hawaii Schools #1 in USA
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 486 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...every student in Hawaii, Kentucky, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Wyoming meets the minimum connectivity goal of 100 kilobits per second (kbps) per student....

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Friday, January 27, 2017
Hawaii 8th Largest Educational Attainment Gap
By News Release @ 1:37 PM :: 481 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

Generally, the higher the level of education one attains, the more income potential grows and the lower chances of unemployment become....

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Friday, January 27, 2017
Honolulu 7th Most Expensive Housing on Earth
By Selected News Articles @ 1:36 AM :: 680 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...unaffordable housing is almost everywhere and every time caused by the same factor: housing supply restrictions....

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Study: More Corrupt States Have Higher Public Debt
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 AM :: 524 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

The link between corruption and debt is particularly prominent for private projects, such as stadiums....

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Hawaii #2 in USA for Arrests of K-12 Students
By News Release @ 1:52 AM :: 1003 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

And a whopping 9.8% of Hawaii K-12 students were referred to law enforcement, by far the highest in USA....

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Medicare Overbilling: Hawaii ranks 16th
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 455 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Waste Chief Reason Medicare Predicted to be Bankrupt by 2028....

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Hawaii Non-Governmental Workers Receive Lowest Pay in USA
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:59 PM :: 934 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

...non-government workers in Hawaii make, on average, $43,544 in annual pay and benefits (adjusted for cost of living) which ranks as the lowest compensation in in the nation....

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Affordable Retirement? Not in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 669 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

If retirement is still a big question mark for you because of finances, consider relocating to a state that lets you keep more money in your pocket....

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Friday, January 20, 2017
Lost Jobs: Obamacare Impact on Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 689 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business

How many lost jobs, shuttered businesses and lost earnings in Hawaii? ....

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Friday, January 20, 2017
How Does Hawaii Score on Healthcare Access?
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 3:11 PM :: 440 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Mercatus Center Healthcare Openness and Access Project – Hawaii Ranks 29th....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Asset Forfeiture Transparency & Accountability—Hawaii Grade D+
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 442 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Every year, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies across the United States seize and keep billions of dollars in cash, cars, homes and other property using a legal tool called forfeiture....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Best State to Raise a Family? Hawaii Ranks 33rd
By Selected News Articles @ 9:15 PM :: 486 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Raising a healthy, stable family sometimes requires moving to a new state....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Hawaii Dead Last for Pass-Thru Businesses
By Tax Foundation @ 8:36 PM :: 537 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

In 49 out of 50 states, pass-through businesses employ over 50 percent of the private workforce. The one exception is Hawaii....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Hawaii Among Most Expensive States for Smokers
By Selected News Articles @ 1:55 PM :: 471 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...Total Cost Per Smoker: $2,048,587....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Wind Turbines Are Killing Way More Bats Than Any Expected
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 AM :: 663 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

In the last five years, America’s wind turbines killed more than three times as many birds as the BP oil spill did....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Hawaii residents most likely to live paycheck to paycheck
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 677 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Total leftover income after cost of living expenses: -$367.09  Hawaii is the only state where the median earner is in the hole....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Gun Deaths Per Capita: Hawaii ranks 49th
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 404 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

Household Gun Ownership 12.5 percent....

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Monday, January 16, 2017
Full Text: New report concludes Airbnb has ‘no material impact’ on Hawaii housing inventory
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 583 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, Cost of Living

Listings booked more than half the year on AirBnB make up only 0.18% of Hawaii housing stock....

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Obamacare? Nobody Wants it Less than Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 12:11 AM :: 721 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii CD1 has the lowest Obamacare enrollment in the USA....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Hawaii Healthcare Access Cut off by Regulations
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 3:21 PM :: 724 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...some great scores...and some very, very poor ones....

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Best Places for STEM Professionals? After Dropping Billions on Phony High Tech Tax Credits, Honolulu Ranks 95th
By News Release @ 10:23 PM :: 582 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... What do we have to show for $2B in High-Tech tax credits?  Nothing ....

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Hawaii Better to Rent Than Buy
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 843 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Home Ownership More Costly Than Renting on Oahu, Maui, Big Island ....

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Pedestrian Deaths—Hawaii Ranks 26th
By News Release @ 9:30 PM :: 409 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics

...older adults are over-represented among pedestrian deaths....

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Which States Rely the Most on Federal Aid?–Hawaii 46th
By Tax Foundation @ 10:07 PM :: 571 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...states that rely heavily on federal assistance tend to have modest tax collections and a relatively large low-income population....

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Monday, January 09, 2017
Hawaii most racially integrated state (Except Healthcare)
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 693 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii ranks 44th in "equality and integration" of healthcare....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
State pension debt will likely get worse
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:53 PM :: 761 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

"Our membership will live two to three years longer, which means we’ll have to pay...."

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Friday, January 06, 2017
UHERO: Regulating Home-Share Rentals in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 2:08 AM :: 805 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism

Last year nearly one in three U.S. travelers stayed in home-based accommodation units compared to one in ten in 2011....

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Thursday, January 05, 2017
Honolulu: 1,309 Lane-Miles Repaved
By News Release @ 10:14 AM :: 472 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

Upcoming projects this year include the repaving of N. King Street and Kalākaua and Nu‘uanu avenues in town, and across O‘ahu projects in Mākaha, Makakilo/Kapolei, Waialua and St. Louis Heights....

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Education Week: Hawaii Grade ‘C’, Ranks 25th
By News Release @ 5:26 PM :: 526 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii’s 2017 Highlights Report includes summarized results based on each of the nearly 40 indicators that make up Quality Counts’ overall grading rubric....

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Bedbugs: Honolulu Crawls up to 48th in USA
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 583 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Tourism

Nationally, Orkin's bed bug revenue is up more than 10 percent over last year....

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