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Living Hawaii: How Much Does Shipping Increase the Cost of Living? Cory Lum/Civl Beat

Living Hawaii: How Much Does Shipping Increase the Cost of Living?

Our reliance on goods that need to be shipped in increases prices in the islands. But by how much? The answer may surprise you.
Hawaii Takes a $100 Million-Plus Hit as Council Downgrades Revenue Forecast Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Takes a $100 Million-Plus Hit as Council Downgrades Revenue Forecast

Panel foresees much lower growth than originally expected, meaning state government will have to get by on less.
Hawaii Economists Predict Record Number of Visitors David Fulmer via Flickr

Hawaii Economists Predict Record Number of Visitors

Quarterly state report optimistic despite effects of tropical storms.
More People Are Underemployed in Hawaii Than Are Jobless

More People Are Underemployed in Hawaii Than Are Jobless

New federal data counts Hawaii residents who want full-time jobs but can't find them.
Help Wanted: The Truth Behind Hawaii’s Low Unemployment Rate PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Help Wanted: The Truth Behind Hawaii’s Low Unemployment Rate

Joblessness in the state may be below the national average, but that doesn't mean the state has fully recovered.
Hawaii Loses Money as International Student Population Shrinks

Hawaii Loses Money as International Student Population Shrinks

Universities are ramping up efforts to attract foreign students who contribute to the state's economy.
What Hawaii’s Low Unemployment Rate Doesn’t Say

What Hawaii’s Low Unemployment Rate Doesn’t Say

Multiple job holders, part-time workers struggle to keep afloat given the state's high cost of living.
Tax Review Commission: Don’t Kill the Messenger

Tax Review Commission: Don’t Kill the Messenger

Panel says tax hike proposal comes from independent reports; besides, it's ultimately the Hawaii Legislature's call.

Why People Can’t Afford to Live in Hawaii

Can we do something about being the most unaffordable place in America?

Undermining Economic Recovery

Will lawmakers again resort to raising taxes to balance the budget?
Hawaii Money Blog — Power, Influence and Impact — Jan. 15-22

Hawaii Money Blog — Power, Influence and Impact — Jan. 15-22

The place to monitor taxing and spending in Hawaii.
Capitol Watch — Hawaii Politics and Government — Jan. 16-22

Capitol Watch — Hawaii Politics and Government — Jan. 16-22

Stay up-to-date with Civil Beat's live blog about the state.
Hawaii Economy