Thursday, August 5, 2021
Home Special Features

Special Features

If you think you know everything there is to know about Hawaii, you might want to think again. 1. Blue dragons These curious little creatures are known as Glaucus atlanticus and are...
It didn’t take long. “Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, said the Black Lives Matter movement ‘has been nothing short of an earthquake in American politics, exposing the endemic racism and police violence of US capitalism’...Sawant, 46, is a native of India, called for the overthrow...
Endless praise has been heaped on Glock pistols and with good reason. First off, they are incredibly reliable and have been adopted by numerous law enforcement and military organizations around the world. They are reasonably priced, easy to maintain and, not finicky about what ammo you feed them. There...
Now that the economy is down and tax revenues are in the tank, we are now seeing cases of our Department of Taxation using some particularly nasty provisions in the tax code. In 2010, lawmakers enacted Act 155, which the Department named the “General...
Imagine what would happen if a genie came up to you and said, “Here’s a pot of money for you.  All you need to do is spend it by the end of the year.  If you don’t, whatever you haven’t spent will disappear.”  What would you do...
Real world Accuracy with 9mm bullets from Hornady and Zero The 9×19mm Parabellum designed by Georg Luger is by far the most ubiquitous handgun caliber on the planet. Despite its popularity, from what I’ve seen at the range, most people can’t shoot it accurately past...
We live in turbulent times. Even though COVID-19 dominates the headlines it doesn't mean that illegal activities have disappeared. Unfortunately, people need cash to finance their drug habits and who knows what else. When my next-door neighbor’s home was robbed recently, the concept...
As if COVID-19 isn’t enough to occupy our lives, according to reports from the CDC a national rodent assault is underway.  Hawaii is not immune. “With so many restaurants closed because of the COVID-19 lockdown,” says Ian Mateo founder of Kalihi-based Pest Tech Hawaii,...
Hui Hānai announced today that it has published The Diaries of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii, 1885-1900. Penned by the eighth and final monarch of Hawai‘i, edited and extensively annotated by historian David Forbes, and in collaboration with Barbara Pope Book Design, the book is the definitive volume on the private writings...
Two weeks ago, in this space, we discussed the unemployment tax and insurance system and how employers are likely to be hit with a significant and automatic rate increase at the end of this year. For many nonprofit employers, the system works differently.  Tax-exempt...