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Monday, July 16, 2018
Best Cities for First Time Homebuyers? Honolulu Ranks 253rd
By Selected News Articles @ 12:57 PM :: 120 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...In 2017, 38% of all U.S. single-family home purchases were made by first-time buyers....

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
Hawaii Highest Energy Costs--Lowest Consumption
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 310 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2018’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Hawaii--The most expensive place to live in America
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 PM :: 723 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Out-of-control living expenses in some of these places....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Best Cities to Drive in—Honolulu Scores 86th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 281 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...driving is often a major hassle and expense....

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Monday, July 09, 2018
VIDEO: Make Hawaii Affordable Again
By Brett Kulbis @ 1:58 PM :: 402 Views :: Republican Party, Cost of Living

...imposing heavy taxes, creating massive bureaucracies and lavish government programs....

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Friday, June 22, 2018
PUC Orders $107M Hawaii Electric Rate CUT--Thanks to President Donald J Trump
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 953 Views :: Energy, Taxes, Cost of Living

...This rate decrease reflects the impacts of the recently enacted federal “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”....

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Honolulu: Eleven Professions with no Money Left
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 1146 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

...in some fields like Personal Care & Service and Food Preparation & Serving, Hawaii residents are left with debts ranging from $8,000 to $9,000.... 

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
UHERO: Wind and Solar will Drive up Electric Rates a Lot More
By UHERO @ 3:06 AM :: 1250 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...the variability of solar and wind power makes the system-wide costs grow considerably as their share of the power mix rises....

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Saturday, June 16, 2018
PUC: Geothermal Shutdown Means Higher Rates, Dirtier Air
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 940 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

... PUC Plan: More solar and energy efficiency programs ....

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Hawaii—Need $75K Income to Afford 2br Apartment
By News Release @ 4:36 AM :: 779 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...On Oahu the ‘housing wage’ is $39.06 -- In Hawaii County it is $25.42, thanks to the subdivisions shifting the supply demand equation....

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Oahu Drivers Burn More Than $11K in Yearly Commuting Costs
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 915 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail, Cost of Living

...Oahu commuters would save $11,773 by commuting through public transportation versus driving and absorbing all of its associated costs such as gas, insurance, car maintenance, parking, depreciation, etc....

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Monday, June 04, 2018
Hawaii Highest Government Surplus--Lowest Median Household Income
By Selected News Articles @ 1:27 PM :: 937 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2018’s Best & Worst State Economies....

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Hawaii Job Market Schizophrenic
By Selected News Articles @ 9:53 AM :: 872 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...lowest unemployment AND lowest starting salaries....

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Friday, May 25, 2018
FEMA Rewards Maui With Lower Flood Insurance Rates
By News Release @ 3:29 AM :: 551 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Cost of Living

...Maui County was upgraded from Class 8, which has a 10 percent discount on flood insurance premiums, to Class 7, which allows a 15 percent discount. This means the average premium will drop from $763 to $721....

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Monday, May 21, 2018
United Way Report: 49% of Hawaii Households Can't Afford Basics
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 1108 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...the percentage of struggling families ranges from 32 percent in North Dakota to 49 percent in California, New Mexico and Hawaii....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Is Affordable Housing Constitutional?
By Video @ 2:42 AM :: 1934 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...affordable housing in Hawaii, how it works, whether it is legal, and how it could be done better....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Launch a Career? Honolulu Lowest Starting Salaries in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 AM :: 951 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

...Honolulu and Pearl City tie Sta Rosa, Ca and Rancho Cucamonga, Ca for lowest monthly avg starting salaries adjusted for cost of living....

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Monday, May 14, 2018
UHERO: Rolling Blackouts Can Hide Green Energy Rate Hikes
By UHERO @ 7:56 PM :: 841 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... Dynamic pricing = 'Voluntary' rolling blackouts or brownouts.  You agree to use at certain hours and not at others ....

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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Hawaii--Least Expensive Homeowners Insurance in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 AM :: 906 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...with your savings on insurance, you can afford a larger mortgage....

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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Hawaii is the Worst State for Nurses
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 1107 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...51st for Annual Nursing Salary (Adj for Cost of Living)....

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
HB2748: $580M Inserted at Last Minute for Hanabusa Crony
By News Release @ 3:00 AM :: 2270 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Cost of Living

... In 1998 Hanabusa and Nakata teamed up with Mafia Godfather Larry Mehau to get rid of Attorney General Margery Bronster in an effort to protect the corrupt thieving Broken Trustees of Kamehameha Schools--now her Legislators want to give him a big fat stack of money....

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
HUD: Low Income Family of Four -- $93,000
By Selected News Articles @ 3:07 AM :: 1605 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Vicious Circle: Cost of Living Jumps--So 'Affordable' Rents Jump Too....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
Realtors: Hawaii Most Un-affordable Housing in USA
By News Release @ 7:30 PM :: 1118 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...According to March data, the state with the lowest Affordability Score was Hawaii (0.52)....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Green Energy Plan: $2.3B Tax and Rate Hike to Send Even More Money to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 1927 Views :: Energy, Environment, Land Use, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Over the past 15 years, the people of Hawaii have paid 260% more for electricity than the US average, while gasoline prices consistently hover close to $1-per-gallon higher.  (But we can go even higher)....

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
DBEDT: US average labor earnings higher than Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 1034 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

...and these figures are not adjusted for cost of living....

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Friday, April 06, 2018
Hawaii: Need $153K Salary to Buy Average Home
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 1986 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Place Where You Need the Highest Salary to Afford the Average Home  --  Hawaii: $153,520 for a house worth $610,000 ....

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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Honolulu 8th-Worst for Middle Class Homebuyers
By Selected News Articles @ 2:11 AM :: 987 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Politicians' hyperbolic campaign promises don't seem to be making life much better....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Hawaii Among Worst States for Doctors
By Selected News Articles @ 2:20 PM :: 1674 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business, Cost of Living

...but has the 5th-least punative Medical Board....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Hawaii Vacation Rentals: Impact on Housing and Economy
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 1659 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Tourism, Cost of Living

...Hawaii is only building half of the units necessary to keep up with demand....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Poverty Trap Hawaii: 75% Low Income Renters Spend More Than 50% on Rent
By News Release @ 4:40 AM :: 1301 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has 35 affordable and available units for every 100 ELI renter households....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Study: Hawaii Obamacare Prices to Jump 50% by 2021
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 1363 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...will they believe us if we blame Trump?...

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Hawaii AG Sues Trump in Desperate Bid to Keep Health Insurance Expensive
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 1829 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

... stop Trump from "provid(ing) new, more affordable options to Americans in the individual market who are getting hammered by skyrocketing premiums” ....

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Recession Made Renters Majority in Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 12:57 PM :: 1095 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... the proportion of renters in Honolulu rose from 44.6% in 2006 to 56.1% in 2016 ....

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Friday, March 02, 2018
Aiea Tops Hawaii Towns Ranked by Money Management Skill
By Selected News Articles @ 2:55 PM :: 1296 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Nine towns in Hawaii rank in lowest quintile....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Hawaii Among Least Affordable States for Your Aging Parents
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 1742 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Hawaii ranks as 4th most expensive state for aging parents, study finds....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Study: Hawaii Residents Deepest in Debt
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 969 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Residents of Hawaii spend, on average, 36.2% of their monthly paychecks on credit card, student loan, and housing payments—the highest percentage in the nation....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Hawaii: Highest Electric Rates, Lowest Consumption
By News Release @ 12:35 PM :: 1704 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Electricity prices are highest in Hawaii but due to low consumption, expenditures are 'only' 4th highest in the USA....

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Friday, February 16, 2018
UH Prof: Sustainability Means Cutting off Mortgage Credit so the Little People Can't Buy Homes
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 1906 Views :: Environment, Land Use, Cost of Living

“...By signaling the importance of financial flows we have highlighted a potential leverage point for implementing sustainable policies….”

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Saturday, February 10, 2018
Hawaiian Electric: $36M Rate Hike
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 1526 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...The bill impact of the interim rate is expected to be reduced by the application of anticipated corporate tax savings that are the result of the new federal tax law that took effect on Jan. 1, 2018....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Ige will not sign HCDA 30-Year Resale Restriction on Affordable Units
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 1627 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...Gov. Ige has informed the Authority that he would be open to considering a 10-year restriction on re-sales....

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Report: Hawaii is an Expensive Place to Get Married
By Selected News Articles @ 2:47 PM :: 1914 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism, Cost of Living

...the cost only adds more stress, with the average couple shelling out over $35,000 for their big day....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Hawaii Cigarette Taxes 5th Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 3:55 PM :: 1666 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Connecticut and New York share the highest tax rate with $4.35 per pack, trailed by Rhode Island ($4.25), Massachusetts ($3.51), and Hawaii ($3.20)....

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
VIDEO: Homelessness and Affordable Housing Solutions with Rep Gene Ward
By Video @ 4:26 AM :: 1284 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

...Live at the Legislature with Rep. Gene Ward....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Hawaii 2nd-Fewest Car Repair Shops per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 1609 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

... Auto Repair Shops per Capita – 49th ....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Hawaii Residents Most Indebted in Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 12:46 AM :: 1500 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Residents of Hawaii spend, on average, 36.2% of their monthly paychecks on credit card, student loan, and housing payments—the highest percentage in the nation....

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Sunday, January 21, 2018
SB2654: Tax E-Liquids, Ban Online Tobacco Purchases
By Selected News Articles @ 1:08 AM :: 1735 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living

...adds e-liquid to the definition of “tobacco products”, which would make all provisions of the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law that relate to tobacco products applicable to e-liquid....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Stacks of rules for renters
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:40 PM :: 1488 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...award-winning cartoonist and illustrator David Swann....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Best States to Retire--Hawaii Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 PM :: 1657 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...highest cost of living in USA....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Hawaii: Smoking Costs $40K Per Year
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 PM :: 1391 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Honolulu Lowest Pay for STEM Professionals in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 1468 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

...and the most unaffordable housing....

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