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Worries About Europe

Simply Wood Studios 932 Kapahulu Ave. It’s rare to find a gallery on this side of the…
Neighborhood Indicators: The Economy On Kapahulu

Neighborhood Indicators: The Economy On Kapahulu

Economists say the worst is over. But is that really true? To find out, one dry, summer morning, I took…

UPDATE: Property Taxes And Local Culture

What happens to local families with multiple homes on one property if the non-homeowner tax rate rises?

Discussion: Honolulu

Politics, Government, Etc. We’ve opened a new discussion solely devoted to the Honolulu rail project and another devoted just…
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.
Taxes and Rail Can Make for a Rocky Relationship

Taxes and Rail Can Make for a Rocky Relationship

Holding the line on budget not easy on projects as big or complicated as rail, but Honolulu administration confident it's on track.

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…
Honolulu Economy