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Hawaii’s Senior Population Growing 4 Times Faster Than State as a Whole

Hawaii’s Senior Population Growing 4 Times Faster Than State as a Whole

New U.S. Census Bureau information breaks down the gender and racial profiles of Hawaii's population by counties.

It’s Not Just Hawaii: All US Counties Lack Affordable Housing, Study Finds Urban Institute

It’s Not Just Hawaii: All US Counties Lack Affordable Housing, Study Finds

In Honolulu, there are 27 affordable housing units available for every 100 low-income families. In one Florida County, there were as few as seven units available, the study found.
Understanding Violent Deaths: Hawaii Gets Some Help Fotalia

Understanding Violent Deaths: Hawaii Gets Some Help

A $740,000 grant will help the state Department of Health collect data on how and why violent deaths happen in the Aloha State.
Don’t Go to Seattle — or Honolulu — for a Cheap Summer Trip, Study Says PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Don’t Go to Seattle — or Honolulu — for a Cheap Summer Trip, Study Says

Cities in the U.S. South ranked most affordable for a three-day summer trip, while cities on the West Coast were some of the most expensive.
Study: Hawaii’s Government Workers are 7th ‘Least Productive’ in US Civil Beat

Study: Hawaii’s Government Workers are 7th ‘Least Productive’ in US

Meanwhile, they make more money and benefits than than people in the private sector.
Hawaii Residents Least-Prone to Be Couch Potatoes in US Estately

Hawaii Residents Least-Prone to Be Couch Potatoes in US

Hours spent in front of the TV and the prevalence of fast food were some of the factors used to figure out which states embraced a slovenly potato lifestyle.
Why Are Sharks Attacking More People Than Ever in Hawaii? Lwp Kommunikáció/Flickr

Why Are Sharks Attacking More People Than Ever in Hawaii?

Marine biologists have been studying the clash of humans and sharks since two people were killed off the coast of Maui in 2013.
Hawaii’s Iconic Stairway to Heaven Might Finally Be Coming Down Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Iconic Stairway to Heaven Might Finally Be Coming Down

Board of Water Supply officials say they're moving forward to remove the famous staircase, but advocates are still hoping to find a way to save it.
Complaints Spur Closer Look at Hawaii Animal Quarantine Station Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Complaints Spur Closer Look at Hawaii Animal Quarantine Station

Critics say it's unnecessarily expensive to move to the islands with pets, and some cite substandard conditions at the state quarantine station.
Free App Could Help People Find Accessible Parking for Disabled Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Free App Could Help People Find Accessible Parking for Disabled

It will display photos of accessible parking spaces at parks, airports, government offices, shopping malls and medical venues.
Why Did a Fatal Car Wreck Cost State Taxpayers $900,000? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Did a Fatal Car Wreck Cost State Taxpayers $900,000?

Even though a drunken driver veered into oncoming traffic, the AG's Office said the state was likely liable for not placing a barrier between opposing lanes of traffic.
Hawaii Tourism Authority Selects New President

Hawaii Tourism Authority Selects New President

George Szigeti will take over as president and CEO of the state's tourism agency.