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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

IRS starting use of private debt collectors

This month the IRS has begun using private debt-collection companies. This is a new and significant change in policy and process, but it will also open up a lot of new opportunities for scams. Prior to this change, conventional scam protection education was centered around ignoring when people...

City to present draft airport area TOD plan

The Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) will host a third community workshop on Wednesday, April 26, to present the Public Review Draft of the Airport Area Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan. The draft plan is the result of input gathered at community workshops, stakeholder meetings, public comments submitted to the DPP, and a survey of area residents, employers and employees. The plan addresses new development, pedestrian and traffic improvements, and public spaces aroun...

Honolulu Community College’s Kaleidoscope Fashion Show

This weekend, 12 student designers will be showcasing their designs for Honolulu Community College's annual fashion show. This year's theme is KALEIDOSCOPE, which represents the student designers uniting to create beauty and design construction - a Kaleidoscope of shapes and colors. There will be a prelude...

Dream Interpretation: Surf and goats, Ex’s, taking care of your family

As we grow in our lifetimes, we are all faced with decisions. What do we want to do in life? Where are we going? How will I take care of my family? Sometimes, our dreams can show us the answers that we are looking for, or just help us by showing the decisions that we need...

Coach Rolovich & Olympian Kevin Wong Explain Why “Hawaii Says No More”

Head Coach Nick Rolovich and former Olympian Kevin Wong lend their voice to the "Hawaii Says No More" cause. They say more men need to join the charge against domestic violence and sexual abuse...

HI-5 recycling services temporarily restored on Kauai as county seeks permanent solution

An interim arrangement has been achieved to address the issue with the HI-5 bottle redemption and commercially generated recyclable services. Kauai County announced an agreement Monday with Garden Isle Disposal Inc. for their assistance in restoring the services on a temporary basis pending efforts to seek a more permanent solution. Effective Wednesday, April 26, the public will be able to take their HI-5 items to any of the certified bottle redemption centers on the island during their normal hours of operation including: Kīlauea, 5-2723 Kuhio Highway, behind Kauai Mini-Golf – Tuesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kapahi, 5675B Kawaihau Road, behind Menehune Food Mart – Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed for lunch from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Kapa‘a, 962 Kipuni Way, Arzadon Industrial Park – Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nāwiliwili, corner of Wilcox and Kanoa Street next to the Kauai Athletic Club – Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed for lunch from 12 to 1:30 p.m...

URGENT – Ann Coulter Berkeley Speech Canceled

(CNN) -- Ann Coulter will not speak Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley, Coulter said Wednesday on her verified Twitter account. The conservative writer and speaker blamed the school in a series of tweets. A...

Ann Coulter’s Berkeley speech canceled

Ann Coulter will not speak Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley, Coulter said Wednesday on her verified Twitter account.

Cops: Ex-soldier kills her service dog while her boyfriend videotapes

A former soldier and her boyfriend are facing felony charges after police say she tied her service dog to a tree and shot it several times in the head while her boyfriend videotaped the act.

Coach Rolovich & Olympian Kevin Wong Explain Why “Hawaii Says No More”

Head Coach Nick Rolovich and former Olympian Kevin Wong lend their voice to the "Hawaii Says No More" cause. They say more men need to join the charge against domestic violence and sexual abuse...

Trump tax plan billed as ‘largest tax reform’ in US history

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing “the biggest tax cut” ever even as the government struggles with mounting debt, in an effort to fulfill promises of bringing jobs and prosperity to the middle class. White House officials on Wednesday were to release broad outlines of a tax overhaul that would provide massive tax cuts to businesses big and small. The top tax rate for individuals would drop by a few percentage points, from 39.6 percent to the “mid-30s,” according to an official with knowledge of the plan. Small business owners would see their top tax rate go from 39.6 percent to 15 percent, said the official, who was not authorized to publicly discuss the proposal before the White House announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, in a Wednesday morning speech, said the proposed overhaul would amount to “the biggest tax cut” and the “largest tax reform” in U.S. history. White House officials already have said the top corpora..

US feared for safety of Russian money-laundering witness

A Russian lawyer investigating an alleged $230 million money-laundering scheme nearly died in March after he fell from his fourth floor apartment in Moscow.

Think Tech: Business in Hawaii – Special Edition

Anyone with any sense knows that the future of the GOP (or any political party for that matter) lies with the younger generation. Time for some new blood, new perspectives and a lot of collaboration. Andria Tupola is exactly what the GOP needs. Here is her impressive interview on Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker.

City to present Airport Area draft plan as a future with rail nears

The Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) will host a third community workshop on Wednesday, April 26, to present the Public Review Draft of the Airport Area Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Āliamanu Middle School Cafeteria, 3271 Salt Lake Boulevard. Light refreshments will be provided. The draft plan is the result of input gathered at community workshops, stakeholder meetings, public comments submitted to the DPP, and a survey of area residents, employers and employees. The plan addresses new development, pedestrian and traffic improvements, and public spaces around the future Pearl Harbor, Honolulu International Airport, and Lagoon Drive rail stations. This neighborhood embodies a broad mix of industrial, commercial, military, and residential uses, and it serves as the gateway to the island for arriving air travelers. The Airport Area TOD Draft Plan recommendations include: New mixed-use communities on underutilized lands nea..

Parents revive Blockbuster at home for son with autism

So what should parents do when their children's favorite store closes?

Dallas Holocaust Museum speaker sends powerful message

The Washington, D.C. Holocaust Memorial Museum wasn't the only one to have a special guest speaker for Yom Hashoah, one of the Holocaust Remembrance Days.

Icy Earth-size exoplanet is ‘colder than Hoth’

This newly discovered exoplanet may be Earth's twin in terms of mass and the distance from its host star, but you wouldn't want to visit. Researchers say it's an "iceball."

This theater wants your Shakespearean fan fiction

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears -- and your Shakespearean fan fiction.

Coach Rolovich & Olympian Kevin Wong Explain Why “Hawaii Says No More”

Head Coach Nick Rolovich and former Olympian Kevin Wong lend their voice to the "Hawaii Says No More" cause. They say more men need to join the charge against domestic violence and sexual abuse...

Students work to light homes thousands of miles away

A group of high school students in Hartford are working to provide lights to people living in Nepal.