Hawaii residents still taking trips to the Ninth Island but not spending as much

Oct 30, 2009 Full story: KHNL-TV Honolulu 10

With so much to see and do, Las Vegas will always be a great place to visit. After all, Hawaii residents still fondly call it the ninth island.

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Honolulu, HI

#1 Oct 31, 2009
Go ahead Everyone,
Just don't get infected with the H1N1 flu virus there.

Hanalei, HI

#2 Oct 31, 2009
Those politicians

Honolulu, HI

#3 Nov 1, 2009
Las Vegas the ninth Hawaiian island. This island is the only one that we don't make any money for our state coffers. Do you see where this is a problem especially when we are broke okole. How much money do we leave there? PLENTY is my estimate. Don't get me wrong I love LV because thats what I like to do. Ahhh the glitter and casinos. How come we don't have gambling here? Is it really because LV donates money into the coffers of our lawmakers? Is that why they will vote against it when it comes up for consideration. Hmmm I wish we could really find out who gets what in this political money fundraising mystery. You never hear anything about this because our politicians are just a bunch of sneaky under da table SOB's.

Bowling Green, KY

#4 Nov 1, 2009
Even locals Know better than go Hawaii.

Hanalei, HI

#5 Nov 1, 2009
Vegas has become a slum...many social problems there

Honolulu, HI

#6 Nov 1, 2009
alice wrote:
Vegas has become a slum...many social problems there
Perhaps that's why so many people from Hawaii feel at home there?

Hanalei, HI

#7 Nov 1, 2009
it could be..Vegas has lost its glitter.

Waianae, HI

#8 Nov 3, 2009
Las Vegas was built to make people feel more worldly about themselves...so I guess if you go to Vegas you feel more worldly in a pseudo-wordly kind of way which is absolutely great for someone visiting from and going back to paradise.

Hawaii is ticketed as a trip to paradise so that the people from hell can feel that they got some kind of reprieve before going back to hell.

(sigh) Such is the world.....Vegas, anyone?

...and make sure you buy round trip tickets!

Waianae, HI

#9 Nov 3, 2009
...I guess this puts an entirely new slant on Aldous Huxley's "Heaven and Hell", but to most I am sure the trip was worth it.

I'm sorry I posted this btw.

Hanalei, HI

#10 Nov 3, 2009
Realist...you are literate...thanks. I love Huxley as well.

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