This screenshot (click to enlarge) shows Hilo's Kawailani census tract has the Big Island's highest average household income, although home values trail those in West Hawaii. Source: US Census American Community Survey 2012 5-Year Estimates, presented by Hawaii DBEDT.

BLOG: High Income and Home Values Don’t Necessarily Jive

April 11th, 2014

Census data reveal interesting paradoxes on the Big Island.

One of the nocturnal noisemakers captured last night on Oahu. DOA photo.

BLOG: Coqui Frogs (Yikes!) Captured on Oahu

April 3rd, 2014

Ag officials say they are diligently pursuing reports of the noisy critters there, something Big Isle residents wish had happened here several decades ago.

This is how most University of Hawaii employees will be checking their payroll statement information next month. BLOG: UH Phasing Out Paper Payroll Statements March 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Blog, Featured Articles

Employees of the University of Hawaii who use direct deposit for their paychecks will be going entirely paperless — payroll-wise — beginning next month.

State Sen. Josh Green received $4,000 from Automated Healthcare Solutions. Image courtesy Hawaii State Capitol. BLOG: Sen. Green Takes Different Tack on Roundup March 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Blog, Featured Articles

After legislative attempts to ban the use of the herbicide failed, the Big Island senator has made it the subject of an upcoming “informational briefing.”

This $7.99 beauty from Kohala Burger and Taco is a staff favorite. BLOG: Battle of the Big Isle Burger Joints February 14th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Blog, Featured Articles

We help you plan your next beefy rendezvous by offering our thoughts on four different establishments. Because we care.

Judiciary Chairman Rep. Karl Rhoads. House photo. BLOG: House Judiciary Chair Takes On Citizens United Ruling January 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Blog, Featured Articles

Rep. Karl Rhoads admits his push for a constitutional amendment won’t carry legal weight, but is nevertheless making a statement about campaign donations.

Sen. David Ige is looking to have voters decide the state's pension-taxing future. Courtesy photo. BLOG: Ige Looking to Lock Down Tax-Free Pensions January 24th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Blog, Featured Articles

The Senate veteran and candidate for governor wants voters to decide whether future legislators should be banned from subjecting pensions to Hawaii’s income tax.

BLOG: Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect … (We’re Not Exactly Sure When) BLOG: Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect … (We’re Not Exactly Sure When) January 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Blog, Featured Articles

What constitutes a year “after” a date could dictate whether you carry your groceries home in your hands today.

House Speaker Joe Souki. Photo by Wendy Osher, Maui Now. BLOG: Souki Makes Pitch for More County TAT Money January 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Blog, Featured Articles

The speaker of the House argued for a “greater partnership” between the state and the counties which provide much of the services that support tourism.

The Naniloa Hotel's ocean-front exterior. Photo by Nate Gaddis. UPDATE: DLNR Given OK to Hire Naniloa Consultant January 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Blog, Featured Articles

The Department of Land and Natural Resources was seeking approval to hire consultants to oversee the renovation of the landmark Hilo resort.

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