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Our View

Editorial: Pursue taxes owed from TVUs, B&Bs

Everyone agrees there should be accountability where the vacation-rental industry is concerned. That has to start with some basic accounting work. Read More

Island Voices

Column: Not all ‘investment real property’ owners are wealthy

“Shall the legislature be authorized to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on investment real property to be used to support public education?” Read More


Letter: Our luck will run out with future storms

We were very lucky. Hurricane Olivia struck the state as a tropical storm (winds under 39 mph). Even so, there was quite a bit of damage on Maui. Read More

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Off the News

Editorial: Tax credits will be issue for film industry

With “Hawaii Five-0” shooting its ninth season and a rebooted “Magnum P.I.” ready to premiere, along with movie-theater features in the works, the state’s film industry is on a roll. Read More

InsightIsland Voices

Column: School tax would help kids and deter rich outside investors

As voters we have a choice: Do we vote for our keiki, or do we vote for these wealthy developers? We must choose our keiki. Please vote YES on the amendment to fund our schools and our keiki. Read More

Name in the News

Name in the News: Joseph Lapilio

When word spread this summer that a company had legally registered “Aloha Poke” for its use only and sent cease-and-desist letters to businesses with similar names in Hawaii and on the mainland, the response in some Native Hawaiian circles was fast and fiery. Read More


Column: He Ahi ʻĀ Nopu Hōʻae

Synopsis: A catastrophic fire destroys nearly the entire collection of a Brazil museum, including an important Hawaiian gift. This tragedy serves as a serious reminder to all museums and caretakers of knowledge to have contingency plans in case of emergency. Read More

On Politics

On Politics: Passive-aggressive ‘school tax’ proposal could turn out more aggressive than it seems

If it is possible to have a passive-aggressive tax bill, the proposed state constitutional amendment aimed at funding public education may be it. Read More

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