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Monday, February 11, 2013
Hawaii Teacher Absenteeism 2nd-Worst in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:35 PM :: 6785 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...advocates could potentially use these new data from the Department of Education to support a civil rights complaint....

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Thursday, February 7, 2013
PEW: Hawaii Elections Performance Index Ranks 44th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:11 PM :: 5038 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Highest rate of nonvoting due to registration or absentee ballot problems: Hawaii was the only state with an increase in the rate of registration and absentee voting problems of more than 1 percent between 2008-2010.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Gallup: Hawaii Ranks Third in 'Economic Confidence'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 AM :: 5473 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Minnesota (-8) and Hawaii (-9)  -- the first time since Gallup initiated daily tracking in 2008 that confidence has been this close to crossing into positive territory in any of the 50 states. 

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Friday, February 1, 2013
Hawaii Charter School Law Improves from 35th to 14th in Nation
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 5840 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii’s law still needs significant improvement in several areas, including beefing up the requirements for charter application....

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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Honolulu at the Bottom of Top 300 Cities
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:45 PM :: 5527 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Global Metro Monitor update of the Brookings Institution. Yet another non-flattering economic statistic....

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Monday, January 28, 2013
Survey: Honolulu 3rd Least Affordable Housing on Earth
By Selected News Articles @ 1:08 PM :: 6959 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

Even in Honolulu, housing affordability has deteriorated markedly, with the Median Multiple rising 0.6 points in just the last year. Honolulu was less affordable than all but Hong Kong and Vancouver...

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Monday, January 28, 2013
Gallup: Obama Job Approval Jumps 8.1% in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 12:49 PM :: 6474 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Obama

Residents of Hawaii, along with those living in the District of Columbia, were most likely to approve of President Barack Obama in 2012, according to an analysis of Gallup Daily tracking for the year....

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Saturday, January 26, 2013
CDC: Hawaii 3rd Lowest Tobacco Use
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 5921 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

State ranks third lowest in the country for adult smoking and second lowest for youth tobacco use....

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Friday, January 25, 2013
Secrecy in Public Union Collective Bargaining
By NCPA @ 12:44 PM :: 5122 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Hawaii's 40 Top 'Green' Energy Projects
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 5501 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii Renewable Energy Projects Directory....

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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Health Insuance: Hawaii Has One of Lowest Rejection Rates in Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 PM :: 5227 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hundreds of thousands of consumers have their health insurance applications declined each year according to a 2010 congressional study....

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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Survey: 195 Patients in Hospitals Waiting for Long Term Care Beds
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 5377 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
  • Queens: 54 patients waiting
  • Maui Memorial: 41 patients waiting
  • Kuakini Hospital: 20 patients waiting
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Education Reform: With a ‘C-’ Hawaii DoE Scores 7th in Nation
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 4798 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

"Hawaii is making progress on strengthening its education policies" -- StudentsFirst

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Hawaii Ranks 2nd in Drowsy Driving
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 4060 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Overall prevalence of self-reported falling asleep while driving during the previous 30 days was 4.2%. State-level prevalence ranged from 2.5% in Oregon to 6.1% in Texas (Hawaii was 2nd at 5.7%).

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Sunday, January 6, 2013
Hawaii DoE Adds 68.9% 'Non-Teaching Bloat'
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 5401 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii. Student enrollment increased 2.7 percent while administrators and other non-teaching staff increased 68.9 percent from FY 1992 to FY 2009....

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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Public Health Emergency Preparedness: Hawaii Scores Near Bottom
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 5292 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

10th annual Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism report, Hawaii scored 4 out of 10 ....

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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Hawaii Ranks 45th in Business Policy Index
By News Release @ 11:59 AM :: 5049 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 :: 5417 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 :: 4122 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 :: 5325 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 :: 6150 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 :: 6310 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 :: 6435 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 :: 4374 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 :: 5509 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 :: 8018 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 :: 8691 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 :: 18821 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 :: 7670 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 :: 7514 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 :: 6152 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 :: 12171 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 :: 9658 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 :: 6704 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 :: 7085 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 :: 12676 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 :: 14180 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 :: 5738 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 :: 14083 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 :: 8389 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 :: 14515 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 :: 6808 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 :: 8956 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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