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Who is Keith Amemiya and Why are His Signs Everywhere?

Perhaps you've seen the memes on Facebook, asking "Who is Keith Amemiya?"  Amemiya rose from nowhere to become a candidate for Mayor of Honolulu, third in the polls. Yet no one has ever heard of him before. Or have we? His campaign message is that he...

…And This Woman Is an Idiot

COVID-19 & The Manipulated Information We're Getting By Frank Salvato LISTEN TO THE PODCAST “State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-OH-35) tweeted Sunday after President Trump spoke about hydroxychloroquine at his daily press briefing... ‘I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow...Today’s...

Worst Return on Investment. Again.

Recently, the online site WalletHub published a 50-state study called “2020’s States with the Best & Worst Taxpayer ROI.”  ROI, of course, is the acronym for “Return on Investment.” The site derived its ranking by comparing two variables:  total taxes paid per capita, and overall government services. Total taxes paid per capita was a fairly straightforward calculation. ...

Nose-Picking Pointers to Help Prevent COVID-19

While everyone is busy washing their hands and coughing in their sleeves, there is an important personal hygiene issue which has been ignored as part of the lifestyle advice for COVID-19 prevention. This oversight has been inadvertent, but since this is a taboo topic, it is typically overlooked due to cultural discomfort, despite its ubiquity in practice. 

Back to School: Alaska (Part One)

Author’s Note: "The Alaska Native Health Board (ANHB) is the statewide voice on Alaska Native health issues. Active for over 40 years as an advocacy organization for the health needs and concerns of all Alaska Native people, ANHB continues to emphasize the importance of self-determination in healthcare services and encourages wellness and healthy ways of life...

Hawaii Is In A Recession That Is Deeper Than The Great Depression. How Long Will It Take To Recover?

Dr. Carl Bonham, Executive Director and Professor of Economics, UHERO (University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization), discusses the economic forecast for Hawaii during a virtual town hall meeting hosted by Honolulu City Councilmember Kym Pine. WATCH to hear his analysis and his forecast for the future.

Central Pacific Bank Foundation is reimbursing you 50% of the cost of your takeout

Deadline is April 1, 2020 at 5pm! This is your last chance to participate! Deadline is April 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Central Pacific Bank Foundation is reimbursing anyone in Hawaii for 50% of the cost of a takeout, delivery, drive-through, or curbside pick-up meal (up to $100) in order to support...

Product Reviews for the home-bound: Samsung’s mid-priced Galaxy S10e phone and Aukey’s speedy chargers

By Rob Kay In this (hopefully short) era of self imposed isolation, having a dependable cell phone is critical. If you're in the market for a mid-priced phone, there are plenty of options. It’s not necessary to drop big bucks to get something good. From my...

Lead. Grant relief. Don’t take more. Please.

We are in trying times now, folks.  Much of the state is closed.  The Capitol and many government offices, including the Department of Taxation, are locked down.  People are working remotely when they can, and we are too. In the middle of all of this, our Governor is telling people not to come to Hawaii.  That may be certainly...

Lines Longer to Go To Whole Foods, Starbucks – than to get Tested for COVID today

Many of us who are quarantined because of the COVID-19 virus, have sat and contemplated the testing procedures. Media reports of long lines certainly deter anyone who is not feeling well. We are already suffering long lines at COSTCO and Whole Foods, just waiting to see if we can get some groceries. I called...