KITV4's Jane King contributed to this report.

Motorists could be in for rude awakening at the gas pump if anti-fracking advocates get their way.

One industry insider Myron Ebell, the director of the center for energy and environment at the competitive enterprise institute, predicts that gas prices will triple the national average if fracking is halted.

That means prices at 6 to 8 dollars a gallon.

Some democrat candidates for president have proposed banning fracking.

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Southwest Airlines flights to Hawaii continue to perform "Tremendously successful right out of the gate," according to one executive.

The Dallas-based airline has been hyping service to Hawaii for years, but the level at which the market has responded to Hawaii flights has surprised even the company.

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The TSA had its 9 busiest days ever the agency says it screened 262 million people and 164 million checked bags from just before memorial day until the day after labor day.

The peak day was July 7, when TSA screened nearly 2.8 million airline passengers and crew members.

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Pearl City, Hawaii, boasts the highest share of the population age 65 and older, 23.3%.


Overall, cities in Hawaii ranked lower due to cost of living.

In an earlier study this year, Hawaii ranked 40th for best state to retire, although it did rank high on health care.