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Sometimes we wonder just how lucky we are to live in Hawaii. We all know it’s a pricey place, but sometimes it takes raw statistics to drive that point home. This week, we are looking at statistics from doxo, a bill...
Building on the unprecedented global success of Beyond Van Gogh, which attracted more than 100,000 ticket holders in Honolulu last year, producer Paquin Entertainment Group will open Beyond Monet: The Immersive Experience on Wednesday, June 15 at Hawaii Convention Center. The exhibition showcases more than 400 of...
Many of us have had the chance to work with nonprofit associations, either as a board member, volunteer, or paid staff.  It isn’t clear to many people how our tax laws, specifically our GET, apply to these associations, so I am presenting a simplified guide to how...
The story begins with the recent acquisition of a Henry Rifle. In my case it was a "Big Boy" -- a 16.5" carbine chambered in .44 magnum. It's main purpose is to ring a gong at 100 yards but it would also be...
About ten years ago, the state of Kansas enacted one of the largest income tax cuts in that state’s history.  It came after vigorous efforts by Kansas’ governor at the time, Sam Brownback.  He compared his tax policies with those of Ronald Reagan and predicted that the...
This week, I’m going to do something a little different.  I’m going to trot out an analysis that was done by one of my predecessors.  Who and when will be revealed later.  (My comments on how they relate to today’s situation are in parentheses.)
by Joe Carlisi The Children Know Civil authorities have put in place various systems and devices to warnpeople of impending catastrophic events. Detection centers canimmediately broadcast across all media to alert the public when severeand life threatening...
Many of us who drive cars now dread the day when we’ve got to go to the gas station. Between COVID-19, Russia vs. Ukraine, and other economic factors, gas prices have already passed the $5 per gallon mark and don’t appear to be falling anytime soon.
by Manfred Henningsen Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Hawaii, Honolulu Manfred Henningsen Whatever the explanation for the alleged withdrawal of president Steinmeier's invitation may have been – and official Ukrainian stupidity or arrogance are...
A popular 2010 study claiming minimum-wage hikes do not cause 'economic shocks' has just been reanalyzed and overturned  HONOLULU, May 17, 2022 >> The consensus in Hawaii seems to be that Gov. David Ige will sign HB2510, raising the state’s hourly minimum wage from $10.10 to $18 over...