As anyone who’s spent at least five minutes in Hawaii can say, race here is enormously complex. While no single ethnic group makes up a majority of Hawaii’s population, there’s nothing remotely resembling an even distribution of power and wealth in the state. In an attempt to assess the racial and ethnic situation in Hawaii, the state Department of Business, Economic … [Read more...] about New state report details ugly truths about race in Hawaii
Oh look, more bad news about the financial state of Hawaii residents. This shouldn’t surprise anyone reading this, but things are bad out there. Sure, unemployment’s very low, but for the most part the jobs that are available are low-paying. In fact, income levels for just about all jobs in Hawaii fall below the national averages. On Feb. 27, the state Department of … [Read more...] about Hawaii consumer debt is bad, getting worse
1. According to a Nov. 22 news release from the office of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D–Hawaii, on a new anti-sexual harassment bill she is co-sponsoring, how much money have U.S. taxpayers paid to victims 268 Congressional settlements dealing with harassment, discrimination and other problems? A. $11 million B. $13 million C. $15 million D. $17 million E. $19 million 2. On Nov. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about future direct flights to Hawaii’s neighbor islands?
1. According to a June 29 Hawaii Tourism Authority news release, visitors to Hawaii from Canada and Japan increased in May 2017 over the same month last year, but visitors from all other nations Hawaii declined. How much was the decline? A. -1.4 percent B. -2.4 percent C. -3.4 percent D. -4.4 percent E. -5.4 percent 2. On June 28, Don Quijote Holdings, Inc. announced that … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about the recent Times Supermarkets sale?
The 2015 State of Hawaii Data Book came out on Aug. 17 with a bevy of statistic that reflect changes in everything from population and education to labor and tourism. The resource–a product of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism–is available on the DBEDT website and may be downloaded in whole or in part as either PDF or Excel files. The state’s Data … [Read more...] about DBEDT releases 2015 State of Hawaii Data Book