The ‘rail skim’ lawsuit: We lost the battle, taxpayers won the war

A long time ago, in October 2015 to be more precise, the Tax Foundation of Hawaii sued the state. Why? Because at the time, the state was skimming 10 cents off every dollar that was being collected for rail, and it plopped the money into the state’s general fund, where it was spent on everything but rail.

Kapaa football team honored

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, in partnership with ScoringLive, named the Kapaa High School football team as the 2019 winners of its “Life Matters Award” for their cleanup efforts following the April 2019 record-setting rainfall and flooding.

Stable economic growth continues

The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism released its second-quarter 2019 Statistical and Economic Report with first-quarter results.

More vendors join shopping site

POIPU — The Poipu Shopping Village recently opened an area for vendors selling fresh, locally-grown fruit and vegetables, artwork, jewelry and more.

Left high and dry in Koloa

KOLOA — Jim and Denise Satterfield can only watch as hundreds-of-thousands of gallons of drinking water flow down the hillside past their once-thriving water bottling business.

Scammers claim to be DEA

LIHUE — The Public Safety Narcotics Enforcement Division wants to alert the public to a recent phone scam. It has been reported that scammers, using the NED main office telephone number, are trying to fool physician offices into thinking they are in trouble with the Drug Enforcement Administration by telling them to pay money to get charges cleared otherwise they face arrest.