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Monday, March 27, 2017
Hawaii Ranks Among Worst States to be a Doctor
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 135 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Avg Annual Wage for Physicians (adj for cost of living) – 50th....

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
On Sister Isles Working Class Whites Dying of Despair
By Selected News Articles @ 7:25 PM :: 1261 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Life

“Deaths of despair” in midlife rose most dramatically for white non-Hispanic Americans with a high school degree or less and more on the Sister Isles than on Oahu....

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
College Readiness: How Did Your School Do?
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 441 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...College and Career Readiness Indicators Report (CCRI) for the Class of 2016....

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
What are the Financial Benefits of a University of Hawaii Education?
By UHERO @ 6:54 PM :: 573 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...the potential rate of return for associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and post-graduate degrees....

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Monday, March 13, 2017
Hawaii One of Seven Best States for Telemedicine
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 382 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...American Telemedicine Association Releases Report Highlighting Critical Gaps in Coverage and Physician Practice Standards....

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Friday, March 10, 2017
DBEDT Report Designed to Help HSTA Write Slush Fund into Constitution?
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 622 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

DBEDT is measuring dollars not taxpayers. One out-of-state owner of a shopping mall, golf course, or hotel equals 1000s of individual local homeowners....

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Thursday, March 09, 2017
Hawaiian Electric Renewable Electricity Lags on Oahu—Reaches 26% Statewide
By News Release @ 12:16 AM :: 552 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

The Hawaiian Electric Companies reached a nearly 26 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard in 2016, up from 23 percent the year before....

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Hawaii Challenges Trump’s Refugee Order, Takes No Refugees
By Selected News Articles @ 9:12 PM :: 595 Views :: National News, Hawaii Statistics

...during fiscal year 2015, the state accepted all of seven refugees, according to data from the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Only one jurisdiction, the District of Columbia, accepted fewer....

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Well Being: Honolulu Scores #4 in USA
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 620 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

This report, part of the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series, examines well-being across the nation, with 189 communities ranked....

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Friday, March 03, 2017
Hawaii's Unsustainable Cost of Public Employment
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 4:04 PM :: 913 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

County workers throughout the state make higher wages than nearly all of their mainland counterparts adjusted for the cost of living....

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Best States? Government Drags Hawaii Down to 27th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:56 PM :: 532 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

Note low scores in all government functions: Education, Crime, Infrastructure and ‘Government’ – High scores in non-government functions: Health Care, Opportunity, Economy....

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Hawaii 2nd-Toughest State for First Time Homebuyers
By Selected News Articles @ 5:38 PM :: 640 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Only 20.2 percent of younger households own their homes, the lowest among the states....

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Monday, February 27, 2017
Corporate Income Tax—50-State Comparison
By Selected News Articles @ 6:23 PM :: 574 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii Corporate Income over $100K is taxed at 6.4% ....

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Friday, February 24, 2017
It Doesn’t Always Pay to Make More
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 4:04 PM :: 745 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

In just this legislative session, we've seen attempts to make the surcharge a permanent part of life.... We've seen proposed income tax increases. There's even an attempt to write a tax...into the state Constitution....

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Friday, February 24, 2017
Honolulu Most Unaffordable State Capital
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 AM :: 650 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...42 key indicators of affordability, economic strength, quality of education and health, and overall living standards....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Earn $50K? Hawaii Takes More From Your Paycheck Than Any Other State
By Selected News Articles @ 5:48 PM :: 1059 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...and if you earn $100K, Hawaii is 3rd-highest....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Forbes: Taxes Make Hawaii One of 10 Worst States for High Earners
By Selected News Articles @ 1:58 PM :: 893 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...and Legislators are pushing HB209 to make those rates even higher....

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Hawaii Military Commissaries Offer 32.6% Savings—Highest in USA
By News Release @ 4:35 AM :: 940 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 :: 941 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 :: 706 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 :: 658 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 :: 721 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 :: 848 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 :: 717 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 :: 897 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 :: 2283 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 :: 1177 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 :: 582 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 :: 606 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 :: 1916 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 :: 801 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 :: 850 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 :: 604 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 :: 503 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 :: 704 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 :: 2801 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 :: 666 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 :: 648 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 :: 630 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 :: 843 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 :: 699 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 :: 1180 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 :: 643 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 :: 1177 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 :: 804 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 :: 879 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 :: 654 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 :: 637 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 :: 675 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 :: 702 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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