TAX MAN: Launching an annual attack on the wealthy

Occasionally, lawmakers in the square building on Beretania Street come up with an idea that hasn’t been tried here before to see whether it sticks to the wall. This year, one of those ideas is a “wealth tax.” It’s currently in Senate Bill 3182, and Senate Bill 3250 would form a working group to study the imposition of a wealth tax.

HealthGo Market moves up Rice Street

LIHU‘E — Family-owned business HealthGo Market has exchanged one end of Rice Street for the other, moving from Nawiliwili to a new space across from the Lihu‘e Civic Center.

Adam Asquith harvests first crop of lo‘i kalo in Kekaha

KEKAHA — “It can’t grow anymore,” Adam Asquith said, fingering the corm of a lo‘i Maui lehua Tuesday in Kekaha. “It’s time. I’m harvesting all of the Maui lehua, and put the huli in the lo‘i I created across this one. This is rare. You’re not just watching a kalo harvest. This is the birth of a farm.”

TAX MAN: Blockbusters buried in ‘Tax Administration’

Every year, our Department of Taxation submits bills to the Legislature for their consideration. Those bills are included in the Governor’s Package. Under our laws (section 231-3(7), HRS), the Department is supposed to recommend “any amendments, changes, or modifications of the laws as may seem proper or necessary to remedy injustice or irregularity in taxation or to facilitate the assessment of taxes.”

Grove Farm Co.’s Puakea Golf Course opens March 1

LIHU‘E — Following several frustrating delays, Grove Farm Co., owner and operator of the Puakea Golf Course, has announced March 1 as the day Puakea Golf Course will open following a nearly two-year, pandemic-related shutdown.

BBB: Red flags when looking for love online

Technology impacts every aspect of our lives, including romance, and dating websites continue to be a primary way to meet potential love matches. Unfortunately, it is also a way for scammers to increase their pool of potential victims.

TAX MAN: DHHL, Spend Your Money!

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) administers about 200,000 acres of public lands to be leased to native Hawaiians, upon which they may live, farm, ranch, and engage in commercial or other activities.

BBB: Advice for online retailers in turbulent times

Keeping your online business in order while maintaining a pleasant customer experience can be difficult, especially when variables outside of your control are affecting the operation of your establishment. In 2021, many businesses struggled with supply chain and hiring issues, thus increasing the number of customer complaints.