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Saturday, July 4, 2020

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...

…And This Woman Is an Idiot

COVID-19 & The Manipulated Information We're Getting By Frank Salvato LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

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...

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....

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...

Lockdown Review: LOWA’s Innox Pro Lo–a trail running and hiking hybrid you can wear...

As I post this article, Honolulu is in "lockdown" mode. Our health professionals tell us to eat nutritious food, keep a social...

Who’s Watching the Store?

It seems like every year we have a legislature, we have dozens of legislative tax proposals to wade through.  Some would lessen the burden...

An Excerpt from Wave Woman, a new memoir from Hawaii author, Vicky Heldreich Durand

Vicky Heldreich Durand has had a life-long love affair with surfing. She recently launched a memoir, Wave Woman: The Life and Struggles...

Green Fees – But Not the Golfing Kind

Senate Bill 2696, which the Senate has just given to the House for consideration, is a bill “Relating to Green Fees.”  These green fees have...

Just a Technical Change

Some of the bills making their way through our Legislature are sponsored by executive departments.  One such department, the Department of Taxation, is behind a...