Hawaii population

Census Bureau turns Hawaii’s population gain into loss

The US Census Bureau overestimated Hawaii’s 2020 population by 6.79%, or 98,812 people, according to an internal review released this month of the 2020 census. This virtually erases Hawaii’s supposed population growth over the past decade and highlights the state’s astronomical cost of living. According to data from the 2020 initial censusHawaii’s population grew by […]

Hawaii houses

Selling Homes for Exorbitant Prices to See What Happens: ‘Make Me Move’

His real estate agent recommended a $345,000 price tag for his Chicago townhouse, and Daniel Penzing reacted angrily to the figure. Penzing explains, “We informed our realtor that we wanted to offer our unit at a price that was 5% more than what he proposed.” “I had a feeling the market was going to heat […]

Hawaii tourism

Editorial: Hawaii Tourism Authority Retirement and Replacement Bill

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! First, a vocabulary lesson. It is not often that one comes across the word “adscititious”: it means “forming an addition or a supplement; not integral or intrinsic. This is obviously how state lawmakers view the Hawaii Tourism Authority – which, in the 11th hour, finally received […]

Hawaii tourism

Hawaii Tourism Authority Gets State Funding

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! After an eleventh-hour scramble, the Hawaii Tourism Authority emerged from the 2022 legislative session with a $60 million annual budget fully intact. Lawmakers unanimously approved House Bill 1147 in a floor vote held Thursday shortly before the session adjourned. It will now be sent to Governor […]