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Living Hawaii: The Jones Act Pays Off — in Politics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: The Jones Act Pays Off — in Politics

The state’s delegation in Washington, D.C., enjoys outsized donations from maritime lobbyists, but several members told Civil Beat this doesn't affect their stances.
Living Hawaii: Know the Price Tag of Retirement in the Islands Flickr: Dan Zen

Living Hawaii: Know the Price Tag of Retirement in the Islands

Investopedia.com warns it can be "dangerous" to retire to Hawaii without first boning up on the state's high cost of living
Living Hawaii: We’re Rolling Out Your Stories on the High Price of Paradise

Living Hawaii: We’re Rolling Out Your Stories on the High Price of Paradise

Civil Beat’s new feature, “Connections,” allows you to read about the real-world impact of the high cost of living in the islands, and share your own story.
Living Hawaii: Before Rail and GMOs, There Was the Jones Act PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Before Rail and GMOs, There Was the Jones Act

Is the federal law that regulates most shipping in and around the islands a job savior or a cost-of-living bogeyman? No one is certain.
Living Hawaii: How Much Does Shipping Increase the Cost of Living? Cory Lum/Civl Beat

Living Hawaii: How Much Does Shipping Increase the Cost of Living?

Our reliance on goods that need to be shipped in increases prices in the islands. But by how much? The answer may surprise you.
Living Hawaii: Could More Overtime Pay Help Our High Cost of Living? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Could More Overtime Pay Help Our High Cost of Living?

Paying more employees when they work extra could bolster incomes and help them fend off the state’s high cost of living. President Obama could make it happen.
Living Hawaii: Can Millennial Generation Help Bring Down Price of Paradise? Flickr: Erin Nekervis

Living Hawaii: Can Millennial Generation Help Bring Down Price of Paradise?

Young adult lifestyles inspired by the Great Recession, new technology and the desire to be unique might be just what the islands need.
Honolulu Salaries Plummet When the Cost of Living Is Factored In Flickr: AMagill

Honolulu Salaries Plummet When the Cost of Living Is Factored In

Compared to the mainland, the average hourly salary on Oahu seems good — until you spend it.
Living Hawaii: Can We Overcome the Problem of Low Salaries?

Living Hawaii: Can We Overcome the Problem of Low Salaries?

The cost of living, relatively low pay and workplace challenges raise questions about why professionals decide to work in the islands.