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Per capita personal income for Hawaii and the US

Little relief from Hawaii’s high cost of living

By Rachel Inafuku and Peter Fuleky Living in paradise comes at a cost. Hawaii is notorious …

Context: Future of Native Forest

Forest protection provides important cost savings to water utility on Maui

By Leah Bremer Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization and Water Resources …

Number of US Ships

Jones Act

By Will Olney The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, commonly known as the Jones Act, …

Trade Restrictions

Tariff Peril

By Byron Gangnes, Peter Fuleky, and Carl Bonham In a Sunday Tweet, President Trump threatened …

The Impact of Medicaid on Health Care Utilization among Hawai‘i’s COFA Migrants

By Timothy Halliday and Randall Q Akee The Compacts of Free Association (COFA) are treaties …

How high is too high? What’s known and unknown about minimum wage increases

By Ashley Hirashima and Carl Bonham In 2014, while the legislature was debating Senate Bill …

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Biocultural Restoration Workday Draws Community Together to Plant an Agroforest

By Zoe Hastings, Mahealani Botelho, and Leah Bremer 1 “I ola ʽoe, i ola mākou …

Benchmarked job growth

Benchmarking for a clearer employment picture

By Peter Fuleky, James Jones, Ashley Hirashima, and Rachel Inafuku The most widely cited measure …

Some thoughts on property taxes and school funding

By Carl Bonham and James Mak Voters will soon be weighing in on a possible …