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What will it take to grow GDP? Part 2

Tom Yamachika, Tax Foundation of Hawaii

By Tom Yamachika- Last week we suggested that we look at growing our state’s economic position by concentrating on areas of our economy that we can control, like our tax rates. We examined the business tax climate rating the national Tax Foundation gave our state, and reviewed the areas where Hawaii received good ratings, namely corporate […]

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Election Advice

GET SMART: Panos Prevedouros, a professor of engineering at the University of Hawaii, says HECO should invest in smart grid technology not costly "pie in the sky" ideas.

BY PANOS PREVEDOUROS PHD - I hardly ever give election advice.  You, my readers, mostly independent and almost evenly split Democrat and Republican have your opinions.  So I just offer some brief comments. For governor my choice is between Duke Aiona and David Ige.  Duke was a judge and he’s trustworthy. He’s pro small business of which Hawaii […]

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

On Target Review: Titan Quad Rail System from Chaos

chaos handguard

by Rob Kay For those who want to add third party rails or handguards to their AKs, there are two basic choices. You can take the polymer route or go aluminum alloy. “Plastic” has the advantage of being inexpensive and strong. You’re probably not going to save any weight with polymer, but for most people’s […]

October 18th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

GOP: It Clearly Wasn't David Ige's Night

David Ige

by Ted Kwong - Last night's Hawaii News Now town hall debate showed a clear contrast between the candidates. Duke Aiona was on offense, challenging his rivals on their records of tax increases that have made Hawaii's bad cost of living even worse. Meanwhile, Senator David Ige was unable to defend his record or offer any […]

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Pflueger: There is a lot of pain in this court room today for all of us

James Pflueger with his attorneys in court Oct. 15, 2014

EDITOR'S NOTE: This was the entire prepared statement read by retired auto dealer Jimmy Pflueger today before he was sentenced on a “Reckless Endangering” charge for causing the deaths of 7 people at Ka Loko when a dam owned by both he and his family trust breached on March 14, 2006. He cried upon the […]

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Judge in Kauai dam breach case: The court cannot be bought

Kauai Chief Judge Randal Valenciano

EDITOR'S NOTE: This was the statement by Kauai Chief Judge Randal Valenciano Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, before he sentenced retired auto dealer Jimmy Pflueger to 7 months in prison on a reckless endangering charge related to the March 14, 2006 breach of his dam at Ka Loko on Kauai, which killed 7 people. Mr. Pflueger's […]

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Pflueger showed no remorse for Kauai dam breach, victim testified

Aurora Fehring Dingwall, Alan Dingwall and their son Rowan were killed in the dam breach on March 14, 2006, along with four other people and an unborn child.

EDITOR' NOTE: This was the statement made by Bruce Fehring in court Wednesday, Oct. 15, during the sentencing of retired auto dealer Jimmy Pflueger. Bruce lost his daughter Aurora, son in law Alan and 2- year-old grandson Rowan in the Ka Loko dam breach on March 14, 2006. Pflueger was sentenced to 7 months in […]

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

AK Accessories: A look at Mission First Tactical

mft3

by Rob Kay Mission First Tactical is a company that is usually associated with the AR platform. When I visited their booth at the SHOT Show earlier this year there were quite a few items produced for the AK. I had a chance to look at a number of them would like to offer my impressions. […]

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

What Will It Take to Grow GDP?

Tom Yamachika, Tax Foundation of Hawaii

  Editor's note: This article - part one in a series - is derived from a presentation Tom Yamachika made at the Hawaii Economic Association.   BY TOM YAMACHIKA - We have elections coming up next month. We will be going to the ballot boxes to choose those who will lead us forward in government. But […]

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Falling off the cliff

Tom Yamachika, Tax Foundation of Hawaii

By Tom Yamachika - When I was growing up there was a hilarious cartoon involving a roadrunner and a coyote. The coyote was always trying to catch the roadrunner, presumably to make it that evening’s dinner, but never succeeded. More often than not, the coyote would find the bird resting near the edge of a dangerous […]

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

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