Sunday, May 22, 2022
Otis and gun cleaning have always been synonymous.  The company's claim to fame was assembling sturdy, well packaged kits for pistols and rifles in every conceivable caliber or configuration of calibers. For example you could purchase their Three Gun competition cleaning kit (with components to clean a...
by Joe Carlisi Editor's note: This is the first in a series of art and commentary by local painter, Joe Carlisi. Joe has lived all over the world and currently makes his home in Waikiki. "A New...
A few years ago, in 2017 to be exact, our lawmakers enacted an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which then was touted as a truly wonderful way to deliver tax relief to working families. If it is properly claimed, that is.
In our Legislature this year, there is a bill advancing that contains an innovative (or horrible, depending on your point of view) idea for financing certain home improvements. Let’s say you own a home and you need or want a septic system, connection to...
Editor’s Note: University of Hawaii West Oahu Library was one of 50 U.S. libraries selected to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. In this...
Occasionally, lawmakers in the square building on Beretania Street come up with an idea that hasn’t been tried here before to see whether it sticks to the wall.  This year, one of those ideas is a “wealth tax.”  It’s currently in Senate Bill 3182, and Senate Bill...
Editor's Note: Dr. Greg Yuen is local-born psychiatrist in private practice for over 40 years.  He has also, for as many years, taught free taichi classes in both Honolulu and Kailua.  When he was twelve, the death of his grandmother launched him on a...
Every year, our Department of Taxation submits bills to the Legislature for their consideration.  Those bills are included in the Governor’s Package.  Under our laws (section 231-3(7), HRS), the Department is supposed to recommend “any amendments, changes, or modifications of the laws as may seem proper or...
We have a health care crisis on our hands. According to a study by the University of Hawaii School of Medicine, there is a shortage of physicians in Hawaii.  The school has forecasted that the gap between supply and demand is now close to...
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) administers about 200,000 acres of public lands to be leased to native Hawaiians, upon which they may live, farm, ranch, and engage in commercial or other activities.  The department, led by a nine-member commission, must provide financial and technical assistance...