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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.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon joined HPR in May 2012 as an intern for the morning talk show The Conversation. She has since worn a variety of hats around the station, doing everything from board operator to producer.
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