Often around this time of year people make all sorts of resolutions, usually around their weight or their workouts or their money spending habits or resolving to use less profanity or some such behavior modification.
Recently, the Hawaii Tax Review Commission’s primary consultant, PFM Group, issued a final report to the commission asking it to review many taxing alternatives, including a “carbon tax” that had the potential to put an additional $360 million per year into our state coffers (assuming a tax rate of $20 per metric ton of CO2 released).
The increasing number of visitors to Kauai continues to impact the island’s economy and infrastructure. Nearly 80 percent of the business at Poipu Beach’s Brennecke’s Beach Broiler and Nukumoi Surf Company comes from tourism, according to owner Bob French.
I like to be held accountable for my actions. Well, within reason. Let’s not go crazy, here. But if I make a prediction of somesort, I don’t want it to just float off into the ether. I’ll take the flak for any misguided prognostications. I made some predictions on Jan. 1, so now that we’ve reached the 2017 calendar’s final inch of real estate, let’s see howthose panned out.
Now that’s a New Year’s resolution. Vice President Mike Pence, who’s spending the holidays in Aspen, Colo., with his family, got a not so-subtle message of scorn from a neighbor in the liberal ski resort town earlier this week.
Two men were arrested Saturday on murder charges in the deaths of two women and two children who were found dead in their upstate New York apartment.
A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic’s clerical establishment.
Police in Los Angeles have arrested a man they suspect made a hoax emergency call that resulted in a SWAT police officer fatally shooting a man at the door of his own home in Kansas, law enforcement officials said Saturday.
Extreme cold didn’t get in the way of a heartwarming proposal on an icy mountainside.
Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down a suburban interstate highway. Both weave. They speed up and slow down for no obvious reason and get too close to other cars. They endanger their lives and others.
At least 81 reporters were killed doing their jobs this year, while violence and harassment against media staff has skyrocketed, the world’s biggest journalists’ organization says.
Aloha Stadium is ready to welcome back professional soccer teams after a series of renovations, said officials from the Honolulu stadium.
Guinness World Records confirmed this week that a Hawaii woman found the world’s heaviest avocado.
A baby seal that wandered far from the ocean has been returned to the sea with the help of some police officers on Cape Cod.
Potentially life-threatening cold spread across the Deep South on Saturday, as forecasters issued winter weather advisories in multiple states and warned that freezing temperatures would likely last for the next several days.
Two Las Vegas security guards were fatally shot Saturday while investigating a disturbance in a room at a hotel-casino and the suspected shooter is facing critical injuries after turning the gun on himself, police said.
The Wai‘ale‘ale Project at Kauai Community College provides financial, academic and other supports to reduce barriers for students who otherwise were not bound for college. The Wai‘ale‘ale Project is among more than a dozen programs on Kauai and Niihau in collaboration with Kamehameha Schools to strengthen the achievements of Native Hawaiian learners.