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Why Warren Rodrigues left Hawaii

Why Warren Rodrigues left Hawaii

“I was born in Wailuku, Maui, not long after the original Maui Memorial Hospital was built. I had a great childhood being raised in Upcountry Maui. My move away from Hawaii was 100 percent financial; I was laid off from my job at 52 years of age and unable to secure...
Why Jan Farmer left Hawaii

Why Jan Farmer left Hawaii

“I moved to Oahu in 1986, and moved to Maui a couple months later because I found a job at a new Longs Drugs in Lahaina. My husband I were able to purchase a home and live nicely for the first several years. We raised our daughter on Maui, but by 2011 the cost...
Why Robert Dunn left Hawaii

Why Robert Dunn left Hawaii

“I lived and worked in Hawaii from 1980 to 2016. I’m originally from Texas, but joined the Navy in 1978 and was assigned to a submarine at Pearl Harbor. I spent 13 years in the Navy. I worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard after the Navy until I retired in 2016. I...
Why Josi-Kona Hahn left Hawaii

Why Josi-Kona Hahn left Hawaii

“I was born in 1944 and graduated from James B. Castle High School in Kaneohe in 1962. “After graduating, I spent a year living in San Francisco with my dad. In 1975, I met and married my current husband. We lived in Vancouver, Corvallis, and Salem, Oregon. In 2003,...
Why Michael Hernandez left Hawaii

Why Michael Hernandez left Hawaii

“Born in 1979, I lived on Oahu for 28 years before I decided to move to the mainland in 2007. “I decided to move to Texas for a couple of reasons, one being that my future wife was already residing there. Another was that the cost of living is so much lower compared...
Why Reg Baker left Hawaii

Why Reg Baker left Hawaii

“I moved to Hawaii from Florida in 1973 when I was 18. I left for Vietnam in December 1973 to serve in the Navy, for a little over 18 months. I was in Vietnam during the summer of 1975 for the evacuation of Saigon. After returning from Vietnam, I attended Honolulu...
Why Chelsea Wright left Hawaii

Why Chelsea Wright left Hawaii

“I am Native Hawaiian, born and raised on Oahu. Being stuck at an 8-to-5 desk job for two years with no room to move up the corporate ladder, high-cost living expenses, living paycheck to paycheck and seeing people I loved being dragged down were the reasons I moved...
Why Kimberlyn Racoma left Hawaii

Why Kimberlyn Racoma left Hawaii

“I was born and raised in Kailua, Hawaii. In high school I met my husband, and we have been together ever since. We were engaged in 2006, but didn’t marry until 2012 because we wanted to finish college. We both got our degrees, and while in our early 20s move into a...
Why Cynthia Wafer left Hawaii

Why Cynthia Wafer left Hawaii

“Born in Queen’s Hospital, lived with my family lived in Palolo Valley. Our family had land but my mother sold it when dad left. We then moved to Waianae, where my mom worked seven days a week all her life to buy a home on leased land. “I moved to California after...

PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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