Eric Pape

Living Hawaii: Where Are You, Trader Joe’s? Slobo Mitic/Getty Images

Living Hawaii: Where Are You, Trader Joe’s?

The popular affordable-food chain seems like a no-brainer for Hawaii and our high cost of living.
Living Hawaii: Is the Price of Paradise Getting You Down? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Is the Price of Paradise Getting You Down?

The cost of living and our declining work environment are undermining the state's sense of well-being.
THE FACE

THE FACE

Portraits of Candidates — In Their Own Words.

Living Hawaii: How Much Money Do You Need to Be Happy in the Islands? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: How Much Money Do You Need to Be Happy in the Islands?

Somewhere under the rainbow, we’re asking what you think Hawaii’s “middle class” needs to make ends meet in America’s most expensive state.

Living Hawaii: Houston, We’ve Got a Problem PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Houston, We’ve Got a Problem

Hawaii's cost of living convinced a Honolulu family to go prospecting for a new life in Texas. "We realized staying is stupid," says Nora Yolles-Young.
Living Hawaii: Crowdsourcing the Cost of Paradise PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Crowdsourcing the Cost of Paradise

People in Hawaii love to talk about the cost of living here. We want to keep that conversation going and hopefully figure out how to do something about it.
Does Hawaii Soak the Poor and Middle Classes?

Does Hawaii Soak the Poor and Middle Classes?

Local and state taxes on those struggling to get by are some of the highest in the nation.
Is Whole Foods Profiteering on Anti-GMO Fears?

Is Whole Foods Profiteering on Anti-GMO Fears?

A journalist writing for the Daily Beast suggests the health food market chain has cynical motives.
Eric Pape: Hawaii Politicians and Their Signs of Hypocrisy PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Eric Pape: Hawaii Politicians and Their Signs of Hypocrisy

The same people who can alter the popular billboard ban are allowed to advertise themselves on our roadsides.