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BY FRANK SALVATO Where the sideshow political circus that is the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings is concerned there are a few quotes and realities that we... [Read More]
BY FRANK SALVATO Did you know that before you even wake up in the morning you are subsiding profits to Chinese companies? It has to... [Read More]
One of the more unique property tax exemptions in the City &County of Honolulu is the exemption for "Historic Residential Real Property Dedicated for Preservation."... [Read More]
BY FRANK SALVATO We are seventeen years on from the most significant event of our lifetimes: the Islamofascist terror attacks of September 11, 2001. For... [Read More]
These days, our General Excise Tax (GET) contains exemptions and reduced rates that are supposed to reflect commercial reality but often contain leaps of faith. [Read More]
Today, we focus on Kauai real property tax, thanks to an alert reader who has given us a horrifying account of something so commonplace as... [Read More]
...48 productions registered for the credit, with estimated qualified expenditures north of $268 million in exchange for $55 million in tax credits...... [Read More]
BY FRANK SALVATO Not too long ago, a new "media" platform emerged on the Internet. Medium promised to be something of an equalizer for new... [Read More]
This week, we continue with our coverage of Wayfair, the U.S. Supreme Court case that held online sellers can be made to collect state sales... [Read More]
BY FRANK SALVATO They say that all politics is local. This is true. Equally true is the notion that the government closest to you is... [Read More]
Author's Note: In June 1988, I joined an American non-governmental organization (NGO) and the Royal Thai Government Ministry of Public Health to manage a 5-year... [Read More]
June 21, 2018:  The Supreme Court of the United States today decided Wayfair, Inc. v. South Dakota, and held that "physical presence" is not necessary... [Read More]
Author's Note: After two years of budget travel through fifteen Asia-Pacific countries and a wonderful visit to the USA – hosted all along the way... [Read More]
Over a decade ago, after returning from the war in Iraq, John Gollner began to lose his vision and hear a constant ringing in his... [Read More]
  LIVE: Fountains of lava erupting from a Kilauea fissure in Hawaii. First it was catastrophic lava. Then it was sulfur dioxide. Now Hawaii's Big... [Read More]
In a recent hearing in the Honolulu City Council's Budget Committee, council leaders say that they might have found a "magic bullet" — one that... [Read More]
Dr. Walton Shim MD is a surgeon who started SmarTummy when he was in his 80's. His patented surgical training innovation could revolutionize how surgeons... [Read More]
On Tuesday May 15, 2018 the City plans to evict Hawaiian Ocean's Waikiki from  the Kuhio Beach concession stand that it operates. Every five years,... [Read More]
GO LOCAL is a new show that broadcasts live on Facebook from Hawaii's #1 Entertainment page, 808 Viral. The hosts Kumua and Kalei Timoteo, and... [Read More]
unable to decide where to go next, where to stay, and with whom. The flight attendants are cute... [Read More]
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