1. On April 27, officials with Haleakala National Park released new numbers on how the park affects Maui County’s economy. According to park officials, how many jobs does the park support? A. 519 B. 619 C. 719 D. 819 E. 919 2. Also on April 27, Stephen Levins, Executive Director of the State of Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection announced that he had started an … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Do you know how Haleakala National Park affects Maui County’s economy?
1. An Aug. 11 news release from the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) states that though Hawaii’s economy grew at just 0.9 percent during the first quarter of 2017, “there were 7,200 non-agriculture payroll jobs added during the first half of 2017.” According to the news release, what percentage of those added jobs were in tourism-related … [Read more...] about QuizUnderstood: What do you know about tipping rates in Hawaii?
1. A new Honolulu Civil Beat poll shows Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D–Second District, has a 58 percent approval rating in her home district. What was her approval rating in the Second District in the same poll back in 2015? A. 87 percent B. 77 percent C. 67 percent D. 57 percent E. 47 percent 2. On May 30, U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono announced that Kahului Airport would get … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s approval rating in Hawaii’s 2nd District?
1. On Sept. 2, U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono announced that the U.S. Department of Labor would offer support to HC&S workers laid off after Nov. 16 as part of the closure of the last sugar operation on Maui. According to Hirono’s news release, how many workers will this cover? A. 150 B. 250 C. 350 D. 450 E. 550 2. Last week, the state Department of Business, Economic … [Read more...] about QuizUnderstood: How well do you know federal support for laid off Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar workers?
Living on Maui, with its mostly undeveloped landscape and near complete lack of military facilities, makes it easy to think that America’s global war on terrorists, dictators and all-around bad dudes is something far away. Not according to the Rand Corporation’s new study “How Much Does Military Spending Add to Hawaii’s Economy?” which came out in early June. In fact, while … [Read more...] about Hawaii Loves War