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Commuting Oahu: ‘It Takes Your Time And It Gives You Back Stress’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Commuting Oahu: ‘It Takes Your Time And It Gives You Back Stress’

Some of us live closer to our jobs than ever. But it’s taking longer to get there. And the cost in lost time, dollars and home life is heavy.

Living Hawaii: Did Houston Have A Solution?

Living Hawaii: Did Houston Have A Solution?

We check back in with a Honolulu family who moved to Texas in 2014 to escape Oahu's high cost of living and dismal buying power. Here's how that turned out.
Living Hawaii: Can We Un-corner Markets in Our Over-Priced State? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Can We Un-corner Markets in Our Over-Priced State?

Could economic disruption reach some of Hawaii's most prominent companies and lower our cost of living in the islands?

Living Hawaii: How Do You Pay the Price of Paradise? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: How Do You Pay the Price of Paradise?

We want to know how you face off with the cost of living. Does it turn your life into a tragedy, a dark comedy, a fever dream or something else?
Living Hawaii: The American Dream Is Broken for the Middle Class Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: The American Dream Is Broken for the Middle Class

The cost of living has eaten away at Honolulu residents' incomes, raising profound questions about many people's future.
Living Hawaii: Middle-Class Millionaires Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Middle-Class Millionaires

The high cost of living in the islands is changing the meaning of "looks like a million bucks."
Living Hawaii: You Might Be Surprised at Who Else Is Snagged by High Costs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: You Might Be Surprised at Who Else Is Snagged by High Costs

When Duke Aiona campaigned for governor against the state's high cost of living, he was speaking from personal experience.
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.