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Hawaii Has A Child Care Crisis. Employers Could Help Solve It Courtesy: Le Village Cowork/2022

Hawaii Has A Child Care Crisis. Employers Could Help Solve It

Setting up on-site daycare can be an expensive and difficult undertaking, but there are other creative ways that companies can help young families. 

Ige Extends Emergency SNAP Benefits Through July Courtesy: Larry Geller/2021

Ige Extends Emergency SNAP Benefits Through July

The governor has signed a second emergency proclamation, extending the provision of federally increased allowances under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

What Will The New Minimum Wage Mean For Hawaii’s Farmers? Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

What Will The New Minimum Wage Mean For Hawaii’s Farmers?

Finding workers is hard in Hawaii, so many farms pay extra, but lifting the benchmark to $18 could present a new set of problems for farmers.

Oahu Nonprofits To Get $4.5M To Address Housing And Financial Woes Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2020

Oahu Nonprofits To Get $4.5M To Address Housing And Financial Woes

The 17 organizations will work together to help solve critical problems facing the island’s working families.

Why Businesses Are Passing Their Rising Costs On To Consumers Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat/2022

Why Businesses Are Passing Their Rising Costs On To Consumers

The price of groceries rose almost 12% in March compared with the same month a year ago, while gasoline prices increased almost 40%.

How Hawaii’s Land-Use Regulations Are Helping Drive Up Housing Prices Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat/2022

How Hawaii’s Land-Use Regulations Are Helping Drive Up Housing Prices

A UHERO report quantifies what homebuilders have long said: Hawaii’s robust land-use regulations contribute to housing costs.

One Idea For Keeping Teachers: Build Housing For Them Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

One Idea For Keeping Teachers: Build Housing For Them

A House bill now in the Senate that would create affordable rentals for teachers in Ewa Beach could be a model for Hawaii, its proponents say.

Here’s How Hawaii Is Trying To Improve Child Care Access Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Here’s How Hawaii Is Trying To Improve Child Care Access

Lawmakers are considering programs to boost the pay of child care workers and offer stipends to early childhood educators.

Why It Costs So Much To Own A Car In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Why It Costs So Much To Own A Car In Hawaii

High gas prices and registration fees make it expensive to own a car in Hawaii and that makes it even harder to afford to live here.

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Should Take Action Now To Protect People Battered By Soaring Costs Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat/2021

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Should Take Action Now To Protect People Battered By Soaring Costs

Even Pacific islands cannot avoid the coming price shock from Russia’s war with Ukraine.