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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Hawaii hotel strike linked to lack of economic freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 8:42 PM :: 199 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 :: 161 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 :: 188 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 :: 245 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 :: 231 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 :: 343 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 :: 323 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 :: 456 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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Friday, December 07, 2018
Census Releases 5 Year Study of Hawaii Households
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 460 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates on December 6, 2018....

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Friday, December 07, 2018
FHA Baseline Limit for Hawaii Homebuyers Increases
By News Release @ 2:11 AM :: 326 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...the baseline loan limit will be $726,525 for one-unit properties....

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Thursday, December 06, 2018
Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Drivers
By Andrew Walden @ 1:00 PM :: 528 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...The best and worst states for drivers, ranked....

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Monday, December 03, 2018
UH: Record-setting Native Hawaiian, Filipino and overall 4-year UH Mānoa graduation rates
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 363 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...From 2010 to 2018, the four-year graduation rates for first-time freshmen increased from 10.3% to 32.3% for Native Hawaiian students, and from 13.8% to 37.7% for Filipino students....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Forbes Best States for Business: Hawaii Ranks 46th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 559 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has one of the most onerous business tax situations. Another drawback: the highest cost of living in the U.S. Hawaii’s median home price of $708,000 is $115,000 more than any other state....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Report: Since recession, 10 states, including Hawaii, operate at structural deficits
By Selected News Articles @ 3:26 PM :: 567 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Pew found “symptoms of structural deficits” in Hawaii (96.9 percent)....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Hawaii Ranks 15th for Financial Transparency
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 AM :: 377 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Report: One-third of states have passable fiscal transparency, the rest need improvement....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Honolulu--6th Oldest Homeowners in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 9:25 PM :: 411 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Provo, Ogden, and Salt Lake City have the youngest homeowners....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
DBEDT: International Students Contribute $498M to Economy
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 505 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...direct spending by foreign students in Hawaii was $241.5 million for the calendar year 2017.  This estimate includes the total living expenses and institutional tuition and fees....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Charitable? Hawaii Ranks 46th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 381 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...WalletHub determined the most charitable of the 50 states by comparing them across 18 key indicators of charitable behavior....

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
State economic growth downgraded
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 479 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...DBEDT revised its projection on Hawaii’s economic growth downward to 1 percent for 2018 from 1.5 percent....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
If Hawaiians Were Indians, Hawaii Would be #3 for Reservations
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 PM :: 934 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Hawaii Statistics, OHA

... Largest reservation: Nanakuli Hawaiian Home Land ....

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Monday, November 19, 2018
Hawaii Grade C for Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Laws
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 624 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii is among only seven states retaining an outdated standard requiring that harm to self or others be imminent for a person to qualify for inpatient commitment....

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Hawaii: Nobody Has More Individual Income Tax Brackets
By Tax Foundation @ 10:38 AM :: 731 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii has 12 brackets, the most of any state, followed by California and Missouri, each with 10....

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
GE Tax Receipts Down 0.7%
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 520 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...but income tax is up 12.4% and TAT is up 16.7%....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Hawaii 39% of Homeowners are 'Equity Rich'
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 1427 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...second only to California....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Hawaii rank goes up, but not its economic freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:31 PM :: 884 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...The Economic Freedom of North America 2018 outlines Hawaii's statistical paradox....

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Monday, November 12, 2018
Hawaii 3rd Skinniest State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 AM :: 974 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...“Fat” is becoming the new normal in America....

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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Bad News has a Silver Lining
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:45 AM :: 512 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...economic freedom in Hawaii actually diminished during the latest measurement period, from 6.3 in the 2017 Index to 5.48. But economic freedom in certain other states declined even more....

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Friday, November 09, 2018
Cost of Long Term Care--Hawaii 3rd Highest in USA
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 837 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Hawaii among three most expensive states for home health aide services and for long term care in nursing facilities....

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Friday, November 09, 2018
Hawaii #1 State for Viagra Prescriptions
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 748 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Which States Fill the Most (and Fewest) Prescriptions for Erectile Dysfunction Drugs?....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Premature Birth--Hawaii Grade 'D'
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 650 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii-10.4% of live births are premature....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Does Your State Have a Marriage Penalty?
By Tax Foundation @ 8:32 PM :: 751 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii has a graduated-rate income tax but doubles its brackets to avoid a marriage penalty....

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Monday, November 05, 2018
Honolulu 3rd Highest Proportion of Homeless Veterans
By Selected News Articles @ 10:32 AM :: 986 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

...2018’s Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live....

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Monday, November 05, 2018
Mainland Gays: Our Agenda Only Half-Complete in Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 952 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu gay agenda 48% complete....

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Friday, November 02, 2018
2018 -- Best Small Cities in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 11:16 PM :: 1149 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...five Hawaii towns ranked among 1,200 in USA.... 

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Friday, November 02, 2018
Hawaii 2nd Highest Down Payment Percentage in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:45 PM :: 733 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...LendingTree Ranks Down Payment Affordability by State....

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Friday, November 02, 2018
​Hawaii DoE: 10% of Students Consider Suicide Each Year
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 809 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Hawaii students tried to take their own lives at a higher rate than their peers across the country....

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Thursday, November 01, 2018
Con-Con: Hawaii’s only hope for term limits
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 4:05 PM :: 915 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Politicians

...Hawaii has arguably the least competitive state legislative elections among the 50 U.S. states....

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Voting Power: Hawaii Ranks 10th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:01 AM :: 620 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Politicians

...2018’s States with the Most and Least Powerful Voters for the Midterms....

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Tourist Count up 3.5% --Big Island Drops 14%
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 658 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...visitor spending and arrivals are up sharply everywhere except the Big Island....

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Monday, October 29, 2018
The Cost of Utilities: Hawaii Pays the Most in USA
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 983 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Aloha State utilities cost $730.86 -- $202.90 more than #2 Alaska....

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
Property Tax Impact on Hawaii Business Environment
By Tax Foundation @ 9:57 PM :: 779 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Ranking Property Taxes on the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index....

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
Highest in USA--Hawaii Electric Rates a Burden for Low Income
By Selected News Articles @ 1:18 PM :: 1117 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...How Affordable is Your Electricity? Comparing Electric Rates, Bills, and Burden....

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
The State of Obesity in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:07 PM :: 795 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii's adult obesity rate is currently 23.8%, up from 15.7% in 2000 and from 8.9% in 1990....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
DoE Touts AP Exam Results
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 684 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...More HIDOE students are both taking and passing Advanced Placement Exams....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
How Much Does Over-Regulation Increase Hawaii Housing Costs?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:32 PM :: 1251 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

...Government and the Cost of Living: Income-Based vs. Cost-Based Approaches to Alleviating Poverty....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
ACT Scores Released: Hawaii 4th Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 789 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Only Nevada, Mississippi, and South Carolina are lower....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
Study: Need $111,892 'To Get By' in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:11 AM :: 2734 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The average annual expenditures total $111,892. The median household income of $71,977 — the fourth highest in the U.S. — isn’t enough...even without putting anything away for savings....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
Hawaii 2nd Most Regressive Tax System in USA
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 920 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes

...only Washington State taxes the poor more than Hawaii....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Ranking Sales Taxes on the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index
By Tax Foundation @ 3:38 PM :: 820 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii 24th....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Report: Honolulu Roads 5th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 889 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...per-driver vehicle operating costs due to rough roads. Honolulu 8th-worst at $851.  Share of Poor-Condition Roads 54% – 5th worst....

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