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Can This New Hawaii Venture Become The Stock Fund For Millennials? Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Can This New Hawaii Venture Become The Stock Fund For Millennials?

A Colorado portfolio manager has big plans for a $44 million S&P 500 index fund that he has brought to Hawaii.

Tourists Scramble As Oahu Vacation Rentals Disappear Under New Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tourists Scramble As Oahu Vacation Rentals Disappear Under New Law

Amid mass Airbnb cancellations, one local bride said two of her bridesmaids can no longer attend her wedding.

HI-Priced Q&A: How This Family Of 4 Lives On A Firefighter Salary In Laie

HI-Priced Q&A: How This Family Of 4 Lives On A Firefighter Salary In Laie

“It’s like you’re in that middle zone where you’re making too much to receive help, but you’re not making enough to really prosper.”

Critics Fear Trump’s Plan To Redefine Poverty Could Mean Bad News For Hawaii Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Critics Fear Trump’s Plan To Redefine Poverty Could Mean Bad News For Hawaii

The federal poverty line already doesn’t take into account the state’s high cost of living.

Can These Unlikely Partners Help Diversify Hawaii’s Economy?

Can These Unlikely Partners Help Diversify Hawaii’s Economy?

The state’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism believes a new building in Kakaako will be a hub for innovation.

Beyond Hotels And Beaches: Can Hawaii Really Diversify Its Economy?

Beyond Hotels And Beaches: Can Hawaii Really Diversify Its Economy?

Hawaii’s economy is thoroughly dominated by tourism. But alternative energy and research-and-development offers some of the best chances for creating new, higher paying jobs.

Why Has Wall Street Punished Hawaiian Airlines? Flickr: redlegsfan21

Why Has Wall Street Punished Hawaiian Airlines?

The high-flying growth of Hawaii’s largest private employer has slowed recently thanks to storms, volcanos, increased competition and lower fares.

 

Filmmaker Sues Hawaii: My Film Is ‘Not The History They Want Told’ Tim Chey/RiverRain Productions

Filmmaker Sues Hawaii: My Film Is ‘Not The History They Want Told’

Tim Chey alleges the state film office withheld tax grants for his movie “Islands” because it’s about the Christian conversion of a Hawaiian chiefess.

How Gov Candidates Would Grow Hawaii’s Economy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Gov Candidates Would Grow Hawaii’s Economy

The next governor will face the challenge of not just creating new jobs, but creating high-paying jobs that allow people to afford to live in Hawaii.

Hawaii Is A Paradise For Pay Phones Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Is A Paradise For Pay Phones

For reasons that remain somewhat obscure, Hawaii has more pay phones per capita than any other state.
Why Does It Cost So Much To Build Stuff In Honolulu? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Why Does It Cost So Much To Build Stuff In Honolulu?

It may look like gouging to some, but industry insiders say the real culprit is a stretched labor force.
NextEra Opponents Take Victory Lap, Ponder Hawaii’s Energy Future Cory Lum/Civil Beat

NextEra Opponents Take Victory Lap, Ponder Hawaii’s Energy Future

They want Hawaiian Electric Industries to work collaboratively with other stakeholders to figure out what comes next.
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