Hawaii is spending $417 less on services per child compared to 2005.
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Report: Hawaiʻi is spending $417 less on services per child compared to 2005
Researchers compared this year’s state budget against the 2005 budget, which was a time of economic prosperity prior to the Great Recession. They found the state budgeted $10,562 per child — a $417 decline from 2005, adjusting for inflation. The report recommends expanding earned income tax credits, reinvesting in programs for at-risk youth, and maximizing federal subsidies for food, utilities and child care.
Students, staff affected by Red Hill fuel leak remain wary of tap water
At the 13 O‘ahu schools affected by water contamination, the water supply has been declared safe and the faucets are flowing again. But many are still relying on bottled water for drinking. Educators share their stories of weathering the crisis.
‘Ewa residents grow frustrated by illegal drag strip
Residents living near Kalaeloa are expressing anger about an illegal drag racing site in their neighborhood. Not only is the noise and activity troublesome, but they’re also worried racers and drifters are damaging the ‘Ewa Field, a historic World War II battlefield.
Ohana Hale Marketplace in Kaka‘ako to shut down at end of week
This is the final week to support businesses at the popular marketplace, as vendors close operations on April 16. The owner of Ohana Hale Marketplace said the building will be demolished to make way for a condominium.
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ALICE video project seeks volunteers willing to share their stories
In Hawai‘i, about 59% of all households live at the ALICE threshold or below, struggling to make ends meet on low wages. Aloha United Way will be documenting and sharing video stories from local ALICE (asset limited, income constrained, employed) households. Filming will be done on O‘ahu starting in late April, and limited compensation is available. Volunteers should complete a survey found at www.auw.org.
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A gecko blending in with the plants at Foster Botanical Garden in Honolulu.
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