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Adventures along Borneo's Kinabatangan River: A Malaysian Wildlife Holiday


by Rob Kay and Kurt Stewart We hadn’t been at the Borneo Nature Lodge more than an hour when we hopped on a boat and headed down the fabled Kinabatangan River in Sabah State on the Island of Borneo. As we snaked our way along the banks of the river on a two hour cruise, […]

September 17th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,Opinion,Travel | Read More »

The Tomahawk Game Changer

Photo: Reuters

By Mike Roller - American troops are back in Iraq. About 500 have been assigned to protect the U.S. embassy and Baghdad's airport; the remainder are assessing the state of the fight between Iraq's government and rebels from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. With U.S. troops potentially in harm's way once again, […]

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

Hawaii's out-of-control living costs can be beat

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Gene Ward - One of the easiest and most doable things to lower our cost of living in Hawaii is an esoteric act passed by Congress almost 100 years ago and is called by an innocuous name that makes people’s eyes glaze over when they hear it, i.e. “The Jones Act.”  This 1920 law […]

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

Common Core's Latest PR Campaign Pathetically Insists: 'It's Better Than You've Heard'

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By Robby Soave - Here is some excellent proof of just how badly Common Core opponents have eviscerated the other side in the PR battle over the national education standards: Core proponents have launched a new promotional campaign that merely seeks to persuade people that the standards are not quite as bad as they think […]

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

Eating Your Way Through Ipoh--Malaysia's Hidden Culinary Gem


By Rob Kay and Kurt Stewart It’s safe to say that Ipoh, and indeed Malaysia, are not well known to most Hawaii residents. This is unfortunate, because this country is one of the friendliest destinations in Asia. It’s also got a food culture that is second to none. The heart of this culinary tradition can […]

September 11th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,Opinion,Travel | Read More »

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR TALENT: Five Realistic Tips for Success

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By Beverly Delich - Michael Bublé’s Rise to Stardom (A Memoir) Each year approximately 43,000 demos are being sent to approximately 35 major labels. Out of those 43,000 demo submissions, roughly 30 get that rare multi-album deal of yesteryear, which includes a large advance and all the perks. Even if you have a recording label […]

September 9th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Obama should act now to deal with ISIS

Cam Cavasso, Republican candidate for US Senate

REPORT FROM CAM CAVASSO FOR US SENATE - President Obama's strategy to deal with ISIS/ISIL, set to be unveiled tomorrow, is expected to include a bombing campaign in both Iraq and Syria, and the sending of U.S. and coalition countries' advisors to train the Kurdish and the Iraqi troops.  It is expected that the strategy […]

September 9th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

State-Provided Targeted Benefits: Help or Harm?

Tom Yamachika, Tax Foundation of Hawaii

By Tom Yamachika - State governments, including ours, are increasingly using targeted benefits, such as tax credits and exemptions, to attract companies or industries to their states. Research recently published by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University raises the question about whether these benefits help or hurt. Take, for example, Wal-Mart which is one […]

September 8th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Emmy Nominee, Escape Fire - and How I Escaped Pain

Keith Wommack 2.1.1

By KEITH WOMMACK -- I was glad to see Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare nominated for an Emmy Award. I hope you’ve had an opportunity to view it. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will host the 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards Ceremony on September 30. The filmmakers of Escape Fire realize that society desperately needs […]

September 8th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Real Estate Investment Trust: A new kind of tax shelter


By Tom Yamachika - This week we will talk about a special kind of corporation called a “real estate investment trust,” or REIT. Some people have called it the modern-day tax shelter, as it provides significant benefits under the federal tax code. REITs are investment vehicles that were established by Congress in 1960. To maintain […]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

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