Restaurant back in business

The bar at Hanalei Dolphin hadn’t changed in more than 20 years, though a restaurant and sushi bar grew up around it. Fridges that were just a bit too small, counter space that was a little cramped — bartenders worked around those minor inconveniences until a major inconvenience came along and changed everything.

How the general income tax credit became history

Those of us who are getting along in years may remember the “general income tax credit,” a line on our state income tax return where we could claim a $1 credit. The saga of this credit tells us a little about a bold move undertaken in the 1978 Constitutional Convention and our lawmakers’ reaction, which was to beat it into insignificance within a couple of years.

Dining out helps KIFB

NAWILIWILI — Dining out at participating restaurants on Oct. 18 will benefit the Kauai Independent Food Bank with its mission of educating, providing nutritious food for the hungry, and respond to emergencies.

Play area kicks off holiday

One parent waiting with a brood of keiki said the Kukui Grove team was just teasing them Monday morning as she waited patiently for the blessing conducted by Kelvin Ho to conclude.

Disney Cruise Line returning to Hawaii

In early 2020, Disney Cruise Line will offer families even more ways to explore the world together with the addition of a brand-new home port in New Orleans and a return to the Hawaiian Islands.

‘The next great luxury destination’

Kukuiula, a resort and residential club community on Kauai’s South Shore, announced Two Roads Hospitality, under its Destination Residences Hawaii brand, as the operator for The Lodge at Kukuiula.

This state agency can already impose a tax

Lots of the controversy swirling around the ballot measure seeking to impose a “surcharge” on investment property to support public education involves our Department of Education. The DOE currently receives an appropriation from the state’s general fund of about $2 billion and is also able to pull from other funding sources such as federal funds.

EPA, Chevron reach settlement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Chevron Products Co. over hazardous waste violations at their former facility in Kapolei. The company will pay a $48,000 penalty as part of the consent order.