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6 in 10 Hawaiʻi adults now live in a household in which at least one person has lost income

The urgency with which families need relief cannot be exaggerated, and state lawmakers must move quickly to provide assistance to needy families.

Who Are Hawaiʻi’s Frontline Workers?

The pandemic has shown us how crucial frontline industry workers are to Hawaiʻi’s economy. Sadly, many of these workers are underpaid and underprotected.

COVID-19 response focusing on assisting state in managing social safety net programs

COVID-19 is both a public health emergency and an economic crisis; Hawaiʻi Appleseed’s concern lies with the working families and children of Hawaiʻi.

State research confirms economic benefit of minimum wage hikes

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism's latest report demonstrates that a living wage is not only possible, it is economically desirable.

No cause for panic: Hawaiʻi’s economy is OK

Hawai‘i’s economy is far from last place, and it’s important for policymakers to know this when deciding how best to invest in our communities.

Honolulu just moved to the forefront of vacation rental regulation

Once signed into law, Honolulu's Bill 89 will be the most progressive and comprehensive vacation rental regulation in the United States.

Hawaii: not as good for women as it seems

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday, let’s remember that there’s a lot more to be done to improve the status of women, not only across the world but also at home in Hawai‘i.

Incomes in Hawaii are not as high as you’ve heard: Here’s why

Over the years, the media has often reported that Hawai‘i incomes are among the highest in the nation. If that doesn’t sound quite right to you, trust your gut.

In the past, the U.S. Census Bureau has publicly released information about household and family incomes, but not individual incomes. So while the media is correct to report that we have, for example, the 4th highest median household income in the nation in 2017, they’re not reporting that we have…