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Separated By a River, Princeville and Hanalei Tell Two Stories

Separated By a River, Princeville and Hanalei Tell Two Stories

Income and poverty data show wealth has shifted between adjacent towns on Kauai's North Shore since 2000.
Hawaii Outpaced U.S. In Income Growth, Poverty Decline Since 2000

Hawaii Outpaced U.S. In Income Growth, Poverty Decline Since 2000

American Community Survey shows the islands escaped the worst damage from the economic recession.

No Recovery for Hawaii Economy Anytime Soon

Hawaii's economy won't be making a broad recovery for at least another year despite strong summer for tourism.
Civil Beat Shares Hawaii Health Systems Corp. Salaries

Civil Beat Shares Hawaii Health Systems Corp. Salaries

Civil Beat shares the salaries of more than 4,000 employees with the Hawaii Health Systems Corp., the state's public hospital network.

Hawaii Council on Revenues Versus the Fed

Isn't Hawaii part of the U.S.? Two economic reports came out this week, a rosy forecast from Hawaii's Council on Revenues and a bleak one from the Federal Reserve.
Aiona: 99 Percent of State’s Businesses are Small

Aiona: 99 Percent of State’s Businesses are Small

Duke Aiona says nearly every business in Hawaii is a small business, and that more than two-thirds of private jobs come from these businesses.

How Everyone Knew My Salary

As a California State worker, anyone could look up my salary with a few easy clicks.

Hawaii’s Lowest Paid State Workers

The lowest paid state worker makes as little as $21,948, or $1,829 a month. The bottom salary goes to an office assistant.

Hawaii’s Highest Paid State Employees

Eight of the top 11 highest paid employees are in positions created in response to a court order to improve mental health services. The salaries of the 10 highest paid state workers range from $254,610 to $171,817.
Civil Beat Shares Hawaii State Employee Salaries

Civil Beat Shares Hawaii State Employee Salaries

UPDATED Searchable database makes it possible to learn what the state pays more than 14,000 workers. Discover for yourself how state is spending tax dollars and how much it pays for different types of jobs.
The Waipahu Food Assistance Office Is Empty — and It’s Not for Lack of Need, Nor Is It A Bad Thing

The Waipahu Food Assistance Office Is Empty — and It’s Not for Lack of Need, Nor Is It A Bad Thing

A trip to a Human Services office reveals the staff is working to speed up its services and put in place new policies — after the Legislature fought off efforts by Gov. Lingle to consolidate and shrink the operation.
Hawaii Economy