Eric Pape

Living Hawaii: Boost Property Taxes on Out-of-State Owners to Ease Housing Costs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Boost Property Taxes on Out-of-State Owners to Ease Housing Costs

Sharply increasing the property tax that applies to some non-occupant homeowners could help bring down the cost of living, especially on Oahu. Here's why.

Living Hawaii: How Island Appeal Adds to the Nation’s Highest Rents PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: How Island Appeal Adds to the Nation’s Highest Rents

When it comes to rents and real estate, the state’s middle class can’t compete with the endless pool of people who want to move here.

Honolulu Is Bad at Creating Livable Wage Jobs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Is Bad at Creating Livable Wage Jobs

The capital is the only metropolitan area not located in a right-to-work state near the bottom of the list for new jobs with decent salaries.
Farewell Horizon Lines, Hello Less Competition in Shipping for Hawaii Flickr: rjones0856

Farewell Horizon Lines, Hello Less Competition in Shipping for Hawaii

The impact of a reduction in competition in domestic freight transport on Hawaii's high cost of living remains to be seen.
Living Hawaii: Where Life Isn’t as Expensive for Military Veterans Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Where Life Isn’t as Expensive for Military Veterans

The islands are a pretty good place for military retirees who are more insulated from the high cost of living than the rest of us.
Living Hawaii: Our Retirement Boom May Cost Us Dearly flickr.com/aag_photos

Living Hawaii: Our Retirement Boom May Cost Us Dearly

People live longest in the country's most expensive state. They're putting off retirement or planning to work until they drop. It all comes at a price.
Living Hawaii: Some Reasons Not to Start a Career in Honolulu Courtesy Pearl City High School

Living Hawaii: Some Reasons Not to Start a Career in Honolulu

The high cost of living is key to why Honolulu ranks low on a list of cities for career-starting potential.
Living Hawaii: You Are Not Alone — The Toll of the Price of Paradise Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: You Are Not Alone — The Toll of the Price of Paradise

The cost of living has a way of isolating us. As we seek to overcome it, we need to come together and share our stories.
Living Hawaii: The Jones Act, the Cost of Living and the Search for the Truth Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: The Jones Act, the Cost of Living and the Search for the Truth

A definitive study is needed to move forward in the cost-versus-jobs debate, so why won’t objective research bodies take it on?