Thursday, January 17, 2019
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What’s happening at your Honolulu Hale This Week

This is a very, very busy week here at the Honolulu Hale, and not just about policy and procedures. The holiday material has been...

Oh? Can’t We Keep HART’s Funding Sources “Pure”?

Recently, there has been fierce debate over Bill 42 before the Honolulu City Council.  Here’s the background:  In 2007, the City passed Ordinance 07-001,...
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Kymberly Pine on the Impact of Zoning on Housing Affordability on Sister Power

Sharon Yarbrough interviews Kymberly Marcos Pine, the Vice Chair of the Honolulu City Council, and the Chairwoman of the Council's Committee on Zoning and...

Take-Aways From The “Con-Am” Argument

On October 18, 2018, the Supreme Court of Hawaii held oral argument on a petition by the four counties to invalidate the “Con-Am,” namely...
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What’s happening at your Honolulu Hale – October 2018

Every day is a lively day here at Honolulu Hale (and at the Kapolei Hale as well). I say your Honolulu Hale because as...

Seventeen Years After ‘The Falling Man’

BY FRANK SALVATO We are seventeen years on from the most significant event of our lifetimes: the Islamofascist terror attacks of September 11, 2001. For...
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ThinkTech: Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker

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

Cashing In On Production Credits

In this space, I often have unflattering things to say about tax credits.  Every year, legislators propose tax credits for some little-noticed niche in...

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE TAX FOUNDATION OF HAWAII

REVISED:  June 21, 2018, 4:40 pm.  Added link to SD law, revised discussion of differences. June 21, 2018:  The Supreme Court of the United States...

Kymberly Pine starts a GoFundMe for VeteranX Runner John Gollner after he mysteriously goes...

Over a decade ago, after returning from the war in Iraq, John Gollner began to lose his vision and hear a constant ringing in...