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ThinkTech: Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker

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Booz Allen does much more than you might think. What a great company and community leader!  And, did I mention, they are looking for good people for fantastic careers?

Asia-Pacific Tour: Back in the USA

Author’s Note: This is a series of selected highlights from two years (1986-88) of budget backpacker travel through 15 countries and a half-dozen US States – hosted all along the way by national and local YMCAs – from the Pacific Islands to selected Asian countries including: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan...

FIRST IN THE NATION CHLORPYRIFOS BAN!

Today Hawaii did what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Scott Pruitt had failed to do: it banned the neurotoxin chlorpyrifos that can trace its genealogy to nerve agents used in World War 1. It took several years of grassroots activism, ongoing court battles, and a high profile advocacy campaign by a determined coalition, as well as leadership from...

The Tax Office Said So, So It Must Be True!

HB 2432, one of the bills actively being considered this session, proposes to hike the “transient occupancy tax,” or TOT, by an as-yet-unspecified amount.  This part of the bill is noteworthy for the factual support behind it.  Or, more particularly, the lack thereof.  It’s based on “the tax office said so, so it must be true.” The TOT is like...

ThinkTech: Busines in Hawaii with Reg Baker

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City Council Update Nine elected individuals on the Honolulu City Council control a huge budget and influences the lives of over 800,000 people.  Who better to ensure accountability in Government than an experienced CPA? Good luck Natalie!!  

Mighty Morphin Power Bills!

In last week’s article, I said we should look forward to lots of surprises as lawmakers press forward with our legislative session with techniques such as “Gut and Replace” to give our legislative bills content that doesn’t at all resemble what they previously looked like.  Here are some that we have seen so far: HB 207, which started off as...

Joe Moore & Pat Sajak Benefit Performance “Dial M for Murder” at the HAWAII THEATRE CENTER June 21, 2018 to July 1, 2018

Hawaii’s most recognized and highly rated news anchor Joe Moore and his long-time friend and television game show celebrity Pat Sajak return to the stage this summer where they will appear in a Benefit Performance for the historic Hawaii Theatre Center in an extended run of the classic thriller Dial M For Murder, June 21, 2018 through July 1,...

How to Terminate Ideological Tenured Professors

BY FRANK SALVATO By now everyone who is up to speed on current events knows that Randa Jarrar, a “professor” at California State University at Fresno, took to Twitter after the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush, to lambaste her memory. This cretin then bragged she couldn’t be fired because she was “tenured.” Jarrar tweeted: “I’m happy the witch is...

Asia-Pacific Tour: Taiwan, Korea and Japan (Part Two)

Author’s Note: This is a series of selected highlights from two years (1986-88) of budget backpacker travel through 15 countries and a half-dozen US States – hosted all along the way by national and local YMCAs – from the Pacific Islands to selected Asian countries including: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan...

ThinkTech: Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker

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Hawaii Republican Party in Hawaii - alive, well and making a difference. Top GOP leaders, Andria Tupola and Gene Ward provide an update on the current legislative session in Hawaii and nationally.  And they had a few warnings of potential laws being considered.