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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Hawaii State Income Tax 9th Highest Collection Per Capita
By Tax Foundation @ 4:29 PM :: 143 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...the Hawaii State Personal Income Tax vacuums up $1,481 per person....

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Report: Hawaii Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop After Aviation Emissions Reclassified as 'International'
By News Release @ 3:32 AM :: 236 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...By exporting airliner exhaust, the nearly 50% growth in Hawaii tourism numbers since 2008 is simply evaporated from this report.....

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Sunday, February 17, 2019
Hawaii Highest-Risk for Cyberattack
By Selected News Articles @ 1:08 AM :: 441 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Topping the list, by a large margin, is Hawaii, scoring a risk level more than quadruple the lowest-scoring state, Rhode Island. The average score was 88, and 26 states scored over that level. Hawaii was the only state to break the 150s....

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Saturday, February 16, 2019
Hawaii Construction Industry: Wood Looks Good for 2019
By News Release @ 10:15 AM :: 383 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...HLPA Predicts Residential and Commercial Building Increase in 2019....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
INRIX: Honolulu Traffic Congestion Costs $1282 per Driver
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 376 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu is the 18th-most congested city in USA....

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Sunday, February 10, 2019
Wanna Buy a House?  No Problem Just Save $946 a month for 12 years
By Selected News Articles @ 3:06 PM :: 744 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Here's How Much Generation Zers Will Need To Save For A Honolulu Home in 2031....

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Friday, February 08, 2019
UHERO: New Benchmarking Will Reveal Higher Unemployment
By UHERO @ 3:09 PM :: 487 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...We expect downward revisions in the healthcare industry and in accommodation and food services, where job gains remained lackluster throughout 2018....

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Friday, February 08, 2019
USA Today: Makaha 4th Worst City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 PM :: 2174 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Goods and services are 61.4 percent more expensive...Housing is particularly unaffordable...an average of 9.7 percent of the city's labor force has been out of work over the last five years....

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Thursday, February 07, 2019
Hawaii: Highest Sales Taxes Per Capita in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 2:06 PM :: 838 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...In fiscal year 2017, the highest state sales tax collections per capita were found in Hawaii -- $2,269....

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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Up 30%--Hawaii Second-Highest Per Capita Expenses for Higher Education
By Selected News Articles @ 1:14 AM :: 671 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...Over the past five years, Hawaii's cumulative increase in higher education funding is more than 30%....

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Monday, February 04, 2019
Honolulu 4th Deepest 'Sinkhole City'
By Selected News Articles @ 11:11 AM :: 1036 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Report: 63 out of America’s largest 75 cities can’t pay their bills, acquired $330 billion in unfunded debt....

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Sunday, February 03, 2019
Honolulu Ranks 72nd for Fiscal Health
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 776 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...Honolulu has a Taxpayer Burden of $23,000, earning it an "F" grade....

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Saturday, February 02, 2019
States with the Best Dental Health -- Hawaii Ranks 15th
By Selected News Articles @ 7:41 PM :: 410 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...data set ranges from share of adolescents who visited a dentist in the past year to dental treatment costs to share of adults with low life satisfaction due to oral condition....

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Hawaii GE Tax Hits 105.08% of Personal Income
By Tax Foundation @ 3:18 AM :: 808 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii's GE Tax base is more than triple the average sales tax base for US states....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Hawaii receives mixed grades on tobacco prevention and cessation
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 556 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...American Lung Association ‘State of Tobacco Control’ Report Finds Hawaii Must Do More to Prevent, Reduce Tobacco Use....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Economic Impact of Immigration by State
By Selected News Articles @ 12:32 PM :: 475 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Small Business

...Hawaii Ranks 15th....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Shark Bites: Hawaii Still #2 in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:48 AM :: 475 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...In addition to the 66 unprovoked attacks worldwide, there were also 34 provoked attacks. Those include instances where divers are bitten after harassing or trying to touch sharks, as well as attacks on spearfishers or people trying to feed sharks....

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
Why are Climate Alliance governors in states with bad financial conditions?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:16 PM :: 654 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...the average per-Taxpayer Burden for these 15 states runs almost $24,000—more than four times the average for the other 35 states....

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
Hawaii 6th Highest Tax Collections Per Capita
By Tax Foundation @ 2:00 AM :: 599 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii: State and Local Taxes rake in $6,467 per capita....

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
High Costs Make Hawaii Worst State for Drivers
By Selected News Articles @ 2:38 PM :: 699 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii already does more than any other state to discourage car ownership....

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Monday, January 21, 2019
Hawaii Most Unionized State
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 777 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii and New York had the highest union membership rates--23.1 percent and 22.3 percent, respectively....

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Friday, January 18, 2019
Hawaii Construction Employment Down 4.8% for 2018
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 664 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii suffered the second-largest construction employment decline in USA....

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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Hawaii Tax Structure Uniquely Anti-Manufacturing
By Tax Foundation @ 8:42 PM :: 662 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii, a state with a sales tax base so broad that it applies to more than the state’s entire economy, taxes not just the machinery businesses use to manufacture goods, but also the raw materials used in manufacturing....

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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Honolulu, Maui Among Least Affordable Rental Markets
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 679 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...percent of average wages to rent--Santa Cruz County, California (81.7 percent); Honolulu County, Hawaii (74.4 percent); Spotsylvania County, Virginia (73.0 percent); Maui County, Hawaii (69.5 percent)....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Racial Progress? Hawaii 2nd-Worst Health Disparities
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 AM :: 563 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...WalletHub measured the gaps between blacks and whites across 22 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
DoH Reports 23,479 Medicated Dopers Statewide
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 721 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...As of Nov. 30, 2018 there were approximately 6,659 registered patients and 383 caregivers on Hawai‘i Island of the total 23,479 patients and 1,734 caregivers registered statewide. The primary reported condition for adult registered patients is ‘severe pain’. The primary reported condition for children under 18 years of age is ‘seizures’....

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Saturday, January 12, 2019
Budget: Hawaii Scores 'D-' for Legacy Costs
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 552 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...The Volker Alliance gave states grades of A to D-minus, the lowest possible mark, for their practices in five areas that are the building blocks of budgeting nationwide....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Hawaii Ranks 49th for Federal Aid
By Tax Foundation @ 7:31 PM :: 713 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Which States Rely the Most on Federal Aid?....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Hawaii Sex Trafficking Study--Part 2 Released
By News Release @ 12:37 AM :: 744 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

"...Eighty percent of those forcibly initiated into prostitution via sex trafficking also prostituted without a trafficker at a later point...."

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Hawaii Smokers Lose $48K Per Year
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 AM :: 627 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...The Real Cost of Smoking by State....

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Disabled: Hawaii Ranks 6th for Service, 49th for Opportunity
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 861 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Case for Inclusion 2019 Ranks States on Policies and Programs that Encourage Employment and Community Living....

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Monday, January 07, 2019
Hawaii 4th-Fewest Families with Young Children
By Selected News Articles @ 2:59 PM :: 742 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...2019’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family....

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Thursday, January 03, 2019
Government Shutdown: Hawaii 4th-most Affected
By Selected News Articles @ 6:21 PM :: 1023 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

...WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across five key metrics. They range from each state’s share of federal jobs to federal contract dollars per capita to the share of families receiving food stamps....

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Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Hawaii Rankings: Either the Best or the Worst
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 PM :: 882 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Only five states had more wildly gyrating rankings than California — Hawaii, Vermont, Alaska, Nevada and Connecticut ....

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
November: Visitor Arrivals Up, Spending Flat
By News Release @ 2:13 PM :: 752 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Total visitor arrivals rose to 781,990 (+4.3%) in November compared to a year ago....

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018
CAFR: State Pension Debt Grows faster Than Tax Revenues
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 1032 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...the state still spent about $2 billion more than it generated in fiscal year 2018, and its overall net position dropped by $718.4 million dollars over the course of the fiscal year, in spite of a $326 million increase in revenue generated mostly by airport and harbor fees....

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Saturday, December 22, 2018
Charitable Deductions--Hawaii Ranks 48th
By Tax Foundation @ 1:27 PM :: 748 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Four states had average charitable deductions greater than $10,000...Hawaii averaged $4,111.80....

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
UH Study: Tweekers 15.1% of Emergency Room Traffic at Hawaii Hospital
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 1236 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Amphetamine-positive patients spent more time per visit on average in the emergency department and were more likely to require medication and physical restraints....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Cato: Ige 3rd-Worst Governor in USA
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 1811 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Rail, Taxes

...The Cato Institute has released its 14th biennial fiscal report card on the governors....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Homelessness: Hawaii has 4th Largest Increase and 4th Largest Decrease
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 1238 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness
  • #4 -- HAWAII 460 / 7.6% increase 2007-2018
  • #4 -- HAWAII -690 / -9.6% decrease 2017-2018
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Economic Security: In Hawaii it Costs $96K
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 PM :: 1182 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii takes the cake as the most expensive state in the Union .... 

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Monday, December 17, 2018
National Report: Hawaii Ranks 13th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 1209 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...Hawaii is spending $4.5 million this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is just 32.9 percent of the $13.7 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Hawaii hotel strike linked to lack of economic freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 8:42 PM :: 1258 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, Cost of Living

...According to the Grassroot Institute, high taxes, high government spending and burdensome regulation were major reasons economic freedom in the state continued to decline; they also contributed heavily to the state’s high cost of living....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Pearl City--2nd Least Needy City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:21 AM :: 803 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu is tied for most inadequate kitchens--Pearl City has the least inadequate plumbing in USA....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Report: Hawaii is the healthiest state in 2018
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 1050 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... America’s Health Rankings Annual Report ....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Hawaii Cell Phone Taxes 7.75%
By Tax Foundation @ 11:50 PM :: 1021 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii ranks 44th in USA ....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Urban Honolulu Native Hawaiian Population Declines 12%
By Selected News Articles @ 9:44 PM :: 1305 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

...the blame can be placed squarely on high housing prices....

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Saturday, December 08, 2018
Elder-Abuse Protections--Hawaii Ranks 28th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 AM :: 768 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...but Hawaii ranks 48th for protection of elders from abuse....

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Saturday, December 08, 2018
Honolulu Scores Well for 'Wallet Fitness'
By Selected News Articles @ 1:55 AM :: 770 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Wallet Fitness is about turning one of Americans’ top stressors, money, into one of your biggest strengths....

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Saturday, December 08, 2018
Health Insurance: Hawaii Cheapest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 12:33 AM :: 1123 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...total cost of premiums and potential spending on deductibles ranging from $4,664 in Hawaii to more than $8,000 in eight states....

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