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Why Chad Blanton left Hawaii

“While stationed on Oahu while in the Marine Corps, I met my wife, who was born and raised on Oahu. Our first son was born at Queen’s Hospital, and my wife was pregnant with our second as we prepared for our journey to the mainland. “We decided that when I

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Why Toby Clairmont left Hawaii

“My wife and I left Hawaii in September 2018. Hawaii was my home for over 60 years. We left because we wanted to retire in a place that was less costly (cost of living, taxes, anticipated future tax burdens) and less politically one-sided (two-party system is absent). “We left behind

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Why Darrah Yamamoto left Hawaii

“I’m a local girl, Native Hawaiian, born and raised in Kaneohe. My husband got sick and couldn’t work anymore, so we decided to leave because the cost of living on one income is definitely not easy. I relocated with my husband to Arizona in March 2018. We chose Arizona because

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Why Hayley Borges left Hawaii

“I was born and raised in Hawaii, and left after I graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy to go to college. I went to Northern Arizona University to get a new experience, and it was an affordable out-of-state college. I do miss Hawaii, and sometimes wish I could go back. But

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Why Michael Cheney left Hawaii

“I was born in Kahuku and raised in Hauula. I lived in Hawaii for about 26 years. It was a hard decision to move out of Hawaii because Hawaii was all I knew. “I would have stayed in my family’s place but it already had three families living in it.

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Why Christopher Peralta left Hawaii

“I left Honolulu in 2009 because I was working three jobs and had nothing much to show for it. My home was a cinder block apartment with jalousies and my ride was a moped. I was working just to pay off the essentials: rent, bills, groceries and gas. Any savings

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Why Liane Jackson left Hawaii

“I was born in the 70’s at Queen’s Hospital and raised by my parents in Waipahu. I grew up running barefoot and making mud pies in our backyard. My dad would go fishing and bring home kampachi and my mom would clean it and cook it on the grill outside.

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Why Chad Blanton left Hawaii

“While stationed on Oahu while in the Marine Corps, I met my wife, who was born and raised on Oahu. Our first son was born at Queen’s Hospital, and my wife was pregnant with our second as we prepared for our journey to the mainland. “We decided that when I

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Why Toby Clairmont left Hawaii

“My wife and I left Hawaii in September 2018. Hawaii was my home for over 60 years. We left because we wanted to retire in a place that was less costly (cost of living, taxes, anticipated future tax burdens) and less politically one-sided (two-party system is absent). “We left behind

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Why Darrah Yamamoto left Hawaii

“I’m a local girl, Native Hawaiian, born and raised in Kaneohe. My husband got sick and couldn’t work anymore, so we decided to leave because the cost of living on one income is definitely not easy. I relocated with my husband to Arizona in March 2018. We chose Arizona because

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Why Hayley Borges left Hawaii

“I was born and raised in Hawaii, and left after I graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy to go to college. I went to Northern Arizona University to get a new experience, and it was an affordable out-of-state college. I do miss Hawaii, and sometimes wish I could go back. But

Read More →

Why Michael Cheney left Hawaii

“I was born in Kahuku and raised in Hauula. I lived in Hawaii for about 26 years. It was a hard decision to move out of Hawaii because Hawaii was all I knew. “I would have stayed in my family’s place but it already had three families living in it.

Read More →

Why Christopher Peralta left Hawaii

“I left Honolulu in 2009 because I was working three jobs and had nothing much to show for it. My home was a cinder block apartment with jalousies and my ride was a moped. I was working just to pay off the essentials: rent, bills, groceries and gas. Any savings

Read More →

Why Liane Jackson left Hawaii

“I was born in the 70’s at Queen’s Hospital and raised by my parents in Waipahu. I grew up running barefoot and making mud pies in our backyard. My dad would go fishing and bring home kampachi and my mom would clean it and cook it on the grill outside.

Read More →