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Friday, May 24, 2019
Census: Oahu Population Declines Again
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 171 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Oahu population is down 12,612 from its 2016 peak....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Sales Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 6:21 PM :: 186 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... the GE Tax accounts for 37.2% of State revenue, Hawaii ranks 9th most dependent....

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Monday, May 20, 2019
Best States for Military Retirees? Hawaii 41st
By Selected News Articles @ 5:16 PM :: 261 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

...the average officer is only 45 years old — 42 for non-disability enlisted personnel — upon retirement from service....

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Saturday, May 18, 2019
Hawaii: How Safe is Your Hospital?
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 954 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Patients at “C” hospitals on average face an 88% greater risk of avoidable death....

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Friday, May 17, 2019
UHERO: Counties see synchronized slowing
By UHERO @ 7:23 PM :: 350 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...each has seen a falloff in tourism activity and a slowing of employment growth in a number of sectors....

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
America's Senior Health Rankings: Hawaii #1
By News Release @ 4:44 AM :: 437 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Low prevalence of obesity....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Honolulu: Lowest Starting Salaries in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:07 PM :: 1004 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Honolulu and Pearl City tie with Juneau, AK as the cities with the lowest average starting salaries when adjusted for cost of living.... 

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Hawaii: 2nd Highest Taxes on Pass-Through Businesses
By Selected News Articles @ 4:48 PM :: 509 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii combined pass-through business income tax rate 43.7%, second only to California....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
JP Morgan Report Highlights Hawaii Pension Problems
By Selected News Articles @ 3:54 AM :: 702 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii was third behind Illinois and New Jersey for how much of its total revenue would be required to pay off its unfunded retirement liabilities over the next 30 years....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Hawaii Drivers Have High GPA and Low Test Scores
By News Release @ 5:30 AM :: 544 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... their reported average GPA ranks them amongst the top five smartest states in the country ... (BUT) ... Hawaii has the lowest mean ACT score on this list and the fifth lowest in the United States .... 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
HSTA: Stop Ranking our Failing Schools
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 537 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Ranking schools based largely on test results perpetuates the failed "test and punish" culture of the past -- HSTA ....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Drug Use by State: Hawaii 2nd-Lowest
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 PM :: 347 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

...Hawaii has the 2nd-most treatment centers per drug user....

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Saturday, May 11, 2019
State Corporate Income Taxes Increase Tax Burden on Corporate Profits
By Tax Foundation @ 6:23 PM :: 519 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

... Hawaii: Combined State-Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate 26.1% ....

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Best States for New College Grads--Hawaii 49th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:16 AM :: 561 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

"...Years needed to afford down payment: 25.68...."

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Monday, May 06, 2019
Honolulu 5th-lowest Small Business Growth
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 PM :: 427 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Honolulu is slightly ahead of Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio....

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Thursday, May 02, 2019
​To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Property Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 4:31 PM :: 651 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Alabama and Hawaii raise the smallest portion of their state and local tax revenue through property taxes: 17.1 percent and 17.6 percent, respectively....

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Thursday, May 02, 2019
How Clean Is Your Electric Vehicle?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:27 AM :: 698 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...Natural Gas rich Reno, NV is waaaay cleaner than Honolulu....

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Thursday, May 02, 2019
BEA: Hawaii Economic Growth Slows to 1%
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 505 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Gross Domestic Product by State: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2018....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Hawaii 2nd Worst State for Nurses
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 655 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...2019’s Best & Worst States for Nurses....

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Friday, April 26, 2019
Q1: Tourism Up, Spending Down
By News Release @ 5:39 AM :: 585 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for First Quarter 2019....

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Problem Gambling? Hawaii #2 in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 AM :: 744 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...2019’s Most Gambling-Addicted States....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
State of the Air: Hawaii Among the Cleanest
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 717 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii Boasts Some of the Best Air Quality in the Nation According to the ‘State of the Air’ 2019 Report....

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Monday, April 22, 2019
Hawaii's Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 5:22 PM :: 932 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Hilo and Kahului are the places to be....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
Are Hawaii officials paid too much or too little?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:19 PM :: 1201 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

...Steve Frates, a Pepperdine University professor and president of the Center for Government Analysis, discusses how the salaries of Hawaii officials compare with officials across the nation....

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
$17 Minimum Wage Cost $1.456 Billion per year
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 1122 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

...If the average pay hike is $3.50/hr for 208K workers, a $17 minimum would cost $5.6M per 8 hour shift--$28M per 40 hr week--$1.456B per year....

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
Kids Oral Health--Hawaii Ranks Dead Last
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 AM :: 966 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...this is the price Hawaii pays for pandering to anti-fluoridation nuts....

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Monday, April 15, 2019
Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 45th
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 1517 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...Try out the “adjust performance” feature.  You can abolish the GE Tax and cut other taxes, eliminate public employees, enact a right to work law, raise or lower the minimum wage, and see how each move affects Hawaii’s economic performance....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Hawaii Smallest Firearms Industry in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:38 PM :: 1269 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment, Small Business

...2019’s States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
Hawaii Tax Freedom Day is April 23rd
By Tax Foundation @ 1:41 AM :: 1136 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii Tax Freedom Day is 43rd among states....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
PIT: Homelessness Down 21% on Big Island -- Volcano Forces Homeless to Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 1548 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Madame Pele shows the way to solve homelessness--APPLY MORE FORCE....

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Hawaii: County by County Health Reports
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 1123 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii: County by County Overview ....

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Hawaii--78 Bridges 'Deficient'
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 1053 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) analysis of the recently-released U.S. Department of Transportation 2018 National Bridge Inventory (NBI) database....

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Hawaii 2nd Worst Financial Knowledge and Education
By Selected News Articles @ 12:05 AM :: 1172 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...2019’s Most & Least Financially Literate States....

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Saturday, April 06, 2019
UHERO: How Obamacare Affects Micronesian Health
By UHERO @ 5:49 PM :: 1150 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Impact of Public Health Insurance on Medical Utilization in a Vulnerable Population: Evidence from COFA Migrants....

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Saturday, April 06, 2019
DoE: Only 56% of our Grads Need Remedial Math (not counting the ones who don't go to college and the ones who don't graduate)
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 1660 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...after dumping as many independent tests as possible, the DoE tries to make it look good.  Here's their report....

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Saturday, April 06, 2019
Kishimoto Demands Media Cover Up Failing Schools
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 1358 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

"...branded an “F.” How does that make the hardworking kids, educators and families of that school community feel?...."

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Thursday, April 04, 2019
Sin Taxes: Hawaii 3rd Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 5:48 AM :: 1063 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...'Sin' taxes are levied on a relatively narrow tax base, and many are regressive, with a larger share of the tax burden falling on those with lower incomes....

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Hawaii--2nd Highest State Tax Burden in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:51 PM :: 1189 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Unlike tax rates, which vary widely based on an individual’s circumstances, tax burden measures the proportion of total personal income that residents pay toward state and local taxes....

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Stressed States? Hawaii Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:18 AM :: 857 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii residents get the least amount of sleep per night and have the 3rd-lowest job security in USA....

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Hawaii County has Least Expensive Housing in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 1315 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Editor's Note: The Big Island is different because the subdivisions in Puna and Kau change the supply-demand equation. 

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Governor Announces 2020 Census Committee
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 873 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...The committee is charged with increasing awareness about the importance of being counted; organizing state resources effectively and cost-efficiently to promote the count; and improving the response rate for the 2020 Census questionnaire....

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
Trump Tax Cut Lowers Electric Bills--HECO Gave Back the Least
By Selected News Articles @ 4:18 PM :: 1267 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Utility bills have dropped ranging from less than a dollar a month for the average residential customer in Hawaii to about $14 for the same group in Florida....

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Friday, March 29, 2019
Tourist Numbers Up, Spending Down (again)
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 1067 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for February 2019....

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Auditor: Transportation Division Books a Mess
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 8:44 PM :: 1002 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Auditors reviewed 25 HDOT projects in progress where little or no activity had occurred in the prior two fiscal years and found that all but five were categorized inappropriately. Twenty of the selected projects “were deemed to either have been placed in service or were canceled....”

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Hawaii More drug deaths than traffic fatalities
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 979 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

...through 2018, the incidence of drug related deaths in the state has surpassed traffic fatalities in Hawaii. Fortunately, death rates have declined since the Initiative was launched, with more than 120 overdose reversal from administration of Naloxone in the last year....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Hawaii: Worst Taxpayer Return on Investment in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 PM :: 1475 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...contrasting state and local tax collections with the quality of the services residents receive in each of the 50 states....

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Monday, March 25, 2019
Best States for Doctors? Hawaii Ranks 46th
By Selected News Articles @ 12:34 PM :: 1297 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii ranks 51st for 'medical environment'....

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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Hawaii Ranks 40th for Neighborhood Watch Programs
By Selected News Articles @ 4:44 AM :: 1068 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Police

...Which States have the most Neighborhood Watch Programs per capita?....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Hawaii State Government -- 2nd-Lowest Federal Dependency Ranking
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 1054 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

..."Federal Funding as a Share of State Revenue"....

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Monday, March 18, 2019
Innovation? Hawaii Ranks 45th
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 1145 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Small Business

...Innovation is a principal driver of U.S. economic growth....

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