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What it's like to live on $7.25 an hour in Honolulu

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon
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Molly Solomon
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Philip Wallace works as a parking attendant at ProPark, earning $7.25 an hour, the state's current minimum wage.

Hawaii is now officially the third state this year to increase its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Governor Neil Abercrombie signed the bill into law Friday, gradually raising it over the next four years. Even with that increase, surviving on a minimum wage job is a challenge. Especially in a state with one of the highest costs of living. HPR’s Molly Solomon spent some time with someone who knows that firsthand.

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