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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Hawaii Ranks 45th in Business Policy Index
By News Release @ 11:59 AM :: 4700 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

The Index ranks the 50 states according to 46 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending measures....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Study: Hawaii 2nd Healthiest State in USA
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 5137 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

According to the 23rd Edition of United Health Foundation’s 2012 America’s Health Rankings, Hawaii is No. 2 this year, up from No. 3 in 2011, in a ranking of all 50 states’ health data....

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Saturday, December 8, 2012
Hawaii Ranks 48th in Broadband Deployment
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 3888 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Abercrombie has announced that the state will build a gigabit network statewide by 2018....

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Friday, December 7, 2012
Hire the Handicapped? Hawaii One of Only 5 States Without 'Medicaid Buy-In'
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 5034 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

· DATE: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

· TIME: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

· PLACE: Conference Room 229, State Capitol, 415 South Beretania Street

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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Hawaii Collects $186M/year from Big Tobacco
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 5803 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

Hawaii this year will collect $186 million in revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend just 4.8 percent of it on tobacco prevention programs....

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Hawaii Medicaid Spends Least on Long Term Care
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 5803 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The spending ranges from less than 8 percent in Hawaii, where nursing home use is low, to more than 60 percent in North Dakota....

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Monday, December 3, 2012
Hawaii: 78% of Teens not Working
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 6091 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Number of working youth dropped by almost half since 2000; employment among young people at lowest level since 1950s....

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Monday, December 3, 2012
Hawaii: 3rd Lowest Foreclosure Rate in Nation
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 4130 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

The five states with the lowest number of completed foreclosures for the 12 months ending in October 2012 were: South Dakota (19), District of Columbia (64), Hawaii (452), North Dakota (511) and Maine (643)....

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Sunday, December 2, 2012
Hawaii Number of Uninsured Children Jumps 55%
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 5232 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii was the only state to show a significant increase in the number of uninsured children from 2009-2011....

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Monday, October 29, 2012
Study: HSTA Strongest Teachers' Union in US
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 7553 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

This timely study represents the most comprehensive analysis of American teacher unions’ strength ever conducted....

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
"Some of these Governors are Schizophrenic:" Abercrombie Among Worst Cases
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 PM :: 8177 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Some of these governors are schizophrenic on taxes: They jack up overall business tax rates, then give breaks to favored businesses....

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Monday, August 27, 2012
Enviros win 90% in Hawaii Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 5:43 PM :: 17965 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii Statistics, Judiciary, Land Use

...the Hawaii Supreme Court "has managed to find in favor of Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, Earthjustice ... 90% of the time, 70% of those decisions overturning the [Hawaii] Intermediate Court of Appeals....

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Friday, June 22, 2012
Hawaii Scores 'F' For Logistics Industry Health
By News Release @ 7:00 PM :: 7132 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

The 2012 Manufacturing and Logistics National Report shows how each state ranks among its peers ....

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Census Bureau Releases 2010 Data on Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 7045 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, OHA

Overall, 1.2 million people, or 0.4 percent of all people in the United States, identified as Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHPI), either alone or in combination with one or more races. This population grew by 40 percent from 2000 to 2010.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
ALEC: Hawaii Ranks C+ in Education Reform
By NCPA @ 4:04 PM :: 5872 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics
The akamai reader will note that ALEC's ranking relies heavily on the DoE's adoption of high academic standards....
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
VIDEO Truth In Accounting Presentation at Hawaii Capitol
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 11683 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Sheila Weinberg spoke in Hawaii Tuesday, Oct. 11 on "Government Accounting: The Seen and the Unseen -- What Needs to be Done?"

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Friday, August 5, 2011
Fourth in Nation: Hawaii State Debt is $25,000 per taxpayer
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 9193 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

To put an end to budget shenanigans the Institute has developed a budgeting system called “Full Accrual Calculations and Techniques”. FACT based budgeting would require governors and legislatures to recognize expenses when incurred regardless of when they are paid. This improved method of accounting is discussed in detail in this report.

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Monday, July 18, 2011
Study looks at Perceptions of Child Abuse and Neglect in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:27 AM :: 6293 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics

A new unprecedented statewide research survey on child abuse and neglect in Hawai‘i reveals that child abuse is a pervasive and serious issue. Nearly 40% of residents know a victim of child abuse, 9% say they experienced abuse themselves, and 80% of residents think child abuse is a major problem in society. 

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Only 53% of House Seats change hands in 7 years
By News Release @ 11:01 AM :: 6666 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...the districts in BOLD are ones in which the Representative has changed in the past 7 years. There are 27 changes out of 51 seats, which is indeed more than half.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Hawaii Nursing Home Care costs 58% more than National Average
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 12197 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The median annual rate in Hawaii for a private nursing home room is $122,640 per year, greater than the national rate of $77,745 per year.

Nationally, the median annual cost of long term care in an assisted living facility is $39,135, an increase of 6.0 percent annually over the past six years. In Hawaii, the annual cost of assisted living care is $45,900 ....

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Thursday, March 17, 2011
Hurricane Shelters: Hawaii Still Counting on a Lucky Miss
By Andrew Walden @ 4:17 PM :: 13680 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Hawaii Statistics

With 125 mph hurricane Flossie still on track to pass August 13 just south of the Big Island, Hawaii County Civil Defense is opening ten emergency shelters in schools and other public buildings island wide. In Kau, likely to be hardest hit, the only available shelter is at Kau High School in Pahala.

Red Cross volunteers are working to get a second shelter opened up at an area church, but as yet have no firm commitment. Hawaii County Red Cross director Youlia Kalima explains the two buildings are the only hardened structures in the entire rural district of 5,000 people. The next nearest shelters would be at Konawaena HS in South Kona or Keaau HS in Puna—dozens of miles away.

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Friday, September 10, 2010
Hawai`i Free Press readership grows 74%
By Andrew Walden @ 6:51 PM :: 5437 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

HawaiiFreePress.com is enjoying strong readership growth--74% growth over the last 12 months. 

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Sunday, August 29, 2010
University of Hawaii Study: Native Hawaiians Fear Violence
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 AM :: 13394 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, DHHL, Hawaii Statistics, OHA

Results in a pilot study "Native Hawaiian Perceptions of Violence as a Means to Attain Sovereignty" show a sharp contrast between the number of Native Hawaiians interviewed who believe violence is justifiable to achieve sovereignty -- 6 percent -- and the number who believe "the desire to gain sovereignty will result in violence in the future -- 53 percent. Only 24.8 percent felt that violence would definitely not occur.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
FULL TEXT: Hawaii Pork Report finds $300M in waste, abuse, and mismanagement
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:57 PM :: 7852 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

While Hawaii’s school children are subjected to Furlough Fridays and the state faces a record shortfall, the 2010 Hawaii Pork Report reveals that bureaucrats continue to spend taxpayer dollars in questionable ways. Co-authored by Hideo Hikida, Frances Nuar, and Jamie Story, the second annual report reveals more than $300 million in waste, abuse, and mismanagement of taxpayer dollars.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Hawaii Legislators’ pay tops nation
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 PM :: 13648 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

Whoever said “you get what you pay for” must have meant it ironically.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008
Puna CDP: Eliminate affordable housing
By Andrew Walden @ 10:21 AM :: 6214 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Puna is one of the very few places in Hawai`i where young local families can afford to buy their own home and begin life as a family.  But environmentalists are working hard to put a stop to the inflow of locals and replicate the success they have had in making Maui and Kaua`i into exclusive havens for rich mainland transplants.

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Monday, September 19, 2005
As the Storm Fronts Line Up Off Shore, Residents are Asking if Oahu is Ready for a Hurricane
By Andrew Walden @ 10:59 AM :: 8419 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

With Hurricane Jova and two other major other storms lined up in formation, Oahu Civil Defense planners describe a shortfall of 60,000 spaces in evacuation plans which are themselves designed to shelter only about one-third of Oahu`s population. These numbers sound bad enough, but they grotesquely understate the problem.

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