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Why we left Hawaii

Our broken education system: Why Eric Lee left Hawaii

I chose to leave Hawaii because it is expensive, crowded and lots of locals seemed to have a sense of entitlement. My wife is a mainland girl and she pointed out that the education system in the islands is broken. Kids were fighting with the teachers and teachers were being

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No opportunity for tech: Why Daniel Ornelas left Hawaii

I moved to Hawaii when I was 11, back in 2010. I lived on Maui for 11 years. I was so fortunate to spend the formative years of my life in such a beautiful place in a loving community full of aloha. Growing up, however, my single mother struggled constantly

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Why Doug and Jane Howard left Hawaii

After almost 20 years in Hawaii living on three islands — Maui, Molokai and Oahu — we had finally had enough and in October 2020 left our home in Hawaii Kai for Albuquerque, New Mexico. We did not have children living with us, and we were self-employed working from home.

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Dreams of homeownership: Why Johnette Fagaale left Hawaii

It was always a dream of mine to be a homeowner. Realistically, I could not have fulfilled that dream staying in Hawaii. My parents worked hard but never became homeowners. When we visited our family in 2018 over the Christmas holidays, we decided the best move was to leave Hawaii,

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Why Judy Fujimoto left Hawaii

I lived in Hawaii for 53 years. I arrived in March 1966 on the SS Lurline, and left in September 2018. I was with a girlfriend. We came from California. I was 20 years old, and I was the queen of the Lurline for that voyage. We were prepared to

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Our broken education system: Why Eric Lee left Hawaii

I chose to leave Hawaii because it is expensive, crowded and lots of locals seemed to have a sense of entitlement. My wife is a mainland girl and she pointed out that the education system in the islands is broken. Kids were fighting with the teachers and teachers were being

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No opportunity for tech: Why Daniel Ornelas left Hawaii

I moved to Hawaii when I was 11, back in 2010. I lived on Maui for 11 years. I was so fortunate to spend the formative years of my life in such a beautiful place in a loving community full of aloha. Growing up, however, my single mother struggled constantly

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Why Doug and Jane Howard left Hawaii

After almost 20 years in Hawaii living on three islands — Maui, Molokai and Oahu — we had finally had enough and in October 2020 left our home in Hawaii Kai for Albuquerque, New Mexico. We did not have children living with us, and we were self-employed working from home.

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Dreams of homeownership: Why Johnette Fagaale left Hawaii

It was always a dream of mine to be a homeowner. Realistically, I could not have fulfilled that dream staying in Hawaii. My parents worked hard but never became homeowners. When we visited our family in 2018 over the Christmas holidays, we decided the best move was to leave Hawaii,

Read More →

Why Judy Fujimoto left Hawaii

I lived in Hawaii for 53 years. I arrived in March 1966 on the SS Lurline, and left in September 2018. I was with a girlfriend. We came from California. I was 20 years old, and I was the queen of the Lurline for that voyage. We were prepared to

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