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Hawaii Economy

UPDATE: Maui Pineapple Co. Dragged Into Human Trafficking Story

One of Hawaii's oldest and most successful agricultural companies is implicated in a new report detailing immoral and potentially illegal labor practices involving a company that provides migrant Thai workers.
No Strings on Tourism Tax, A “Double-Edge Sword” For Counties

No Strings on Tourism Tax, A “Double-Edge Sword” For Counties

State has been siphoning off larger and larger amount of revenue from tax on lodging because counties can't point specifically to what it pays for. But they know losing it would be a huge blow.
Rent or Buy? Not An Easy Question in Honolulu

Rent or Buy? Not An Easy Question in Honolulu

Even though Hawaii is the most expensive state in the nation for renters — and Honolulu ranks third among cities — house prices in the city are so steep it may still make more sense not to buy.
Six Years After Plan, Homeless Problem Even Worse

Six Years After Plan, Homeless Problem Even Worse

Hawaii set the goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2014. While some recommendations were achieved, the problem has become even more serious.
Is Hawaii helped by uncontested elections?

Is Hawaii helped by uncontested elections?

Dan Inouye has been virtually unopposed in his lengthy career in the U.S. Senate. Even in his…

Should I buy or should I rent? And should the feds help?

Hawaii is the least affordable state in the nation for renters, the National Low Income Housing Coalition reported April…
Inouye Stands Tall While Others May Fall

Inouye Stands Tall While Others May Fall

In a year when even the Senate seats of President Obama and Vice President Biden are in jeopardy, Hawaii's senior senator has clear path to 9th term.
Hawaii Economy