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Hawaii Kai CPA Launches Blog on Local Politics

Natalie Iwasa

BY NATALIE IWASA - One of the greatest things about campaigning for the Honolulu City Council these past few months was getting to talk, debate and share ideas with so many people. Let's not lose that momentum and that great energy. Join me on my new blog where we can keep talking and sharing our […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Flying High: Taxes and fees on travelers continue to rise

Tom Yamachika, Tax Foundation of Hawaii

By Tom Yamachika - Recently, the airline industry was in the spotlight because Transportation Security Administration (TSA) fees rose on July 21 from $2.50 for nonstop flights and $5.60 for connecting flights to $5.60 for all flights. Very few travelers look forward to the security line at the airport and what that entails, and fewer […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Looking evil in the eye through the lens of a camera

James Foley, Syria, 2012. Photo: Manu Brabo.

The execution of American photojournalist James Foley by ISIS terrorists is an evil, despicable act and a harrowing reminder of the heroism of our war-zone journalists. Foley, a former Stars and Stripes reporter, left his home and family in New Hampshire to cover the civil war in Syria two years ago, and before he was […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

New Format Planned for This Year’s Community Budget Meetings

Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa

WAILUKU – Mayor Alan Arakawa and his administration will host a series of community meetings in September and October to receive comments and suggestions from the public regarding the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016. Citizens with an interest in the County budget are encouraged to attend a meeting in their local area and […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Energy costs rise, solar industry crashes, in Hawaii under Rep. Chris Lee's dismal legislative leadership

Mililani Trask

By Mililani B. Trask – In his letter to Hawaii Reporter refuting my initial editorial, State Rep. Chris Lee is unable to address his actions as Chair of the House Energy Committee, to refute the letter sent to by Mr. Isibashi, West Hawaii Planning Commissioner regarding Lee’s lengthy and unnecessary amendments, nor has Lee explained […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

On Target Review: Saiga (сайга) AK 47 Model IZ132SM


by Rob Kay The Saiga is a threatened species of antelope that makes its home high in the steppes of Central Asia. It's native to Russia and is also the name of the civilian line of AK rifles created by Mikhail Kalashnikov. Of late, the latter species of Saiga seems to be even more threatened […]

August 17th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

On Target Review: AK Accouterments from Blackhawk! and Otis

Blackhawk bag

by Rob Kay When you get into a new platform, as I have with the AK, you inevitably start acquiring the accouterments—the necessary gear to complete the package. For example, if you buy an AK or two, you’re going to need the accessories to clean, transport, aim, etc your rifle(s). The main pitfall? It’s easy to […]

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

Do We Really Want to Starve Hawaii's Golden Goose?

Following the money government spends isn't easy in Hawaii, according to a new report - Photo: Emily Metcalf

By Tom Yamachika - Our legislative session for this year is now over. Among other things the legislature passed this year was the state budget. With the exception of a few line-item vetoes, Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed the bill and now we have a budget. Our state's fiscal year started on July 1st. With that […]

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

HGTV Features Luxury Properties on Kaua’i’s North Shore

4971 Hanalei Plantation, Princeville (MLS# 269673)

Home & Garden TV recently came to the north shore of Kaua’i to film luxury properties for their upcoming segment. While here, they spent an amazing afternoon at this Hawaii Life listing overlooking all of Hanalei Bay, the mountains, and waterfalls surrounding Hanalei town. The production crew said over and over that “this home speaks […]

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

Puna Election Unfairness

Broken power pole, Monday, in Puna, wrapped in trees (courtesy of Sen. Russell Ruderman

BY SEN. RUSSELL RUDERMAN - I wish to express my concern for the people of Puna and my dismay at the seemingly dismissive attitude displayed by election officials concerning the primary elections in the Puna District. Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Iselle on Friday, August 8, election officials made the decision to close […]

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

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