Entrepreneur Taylor Silva cooks up life-changing meals

Like many of us, Taylor Silva grew up eating pizza and hot pockets. When she began working out at her high school gym, she found herself craving more from her food. She wanted to eat to support her performance and get better results from training, so she started doing research.

Town hopes lava tourism will bring economic relief

HONOLULU — Stunning images of the erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it’s nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava — a fact that’s squeezing the tourism-dependent local economy.

Write a business plan, win $25K

It’s that time of year again, the time to gear up for this year’s HIplan Business Plan Competition. The competition is in its third year and offers a prize of $25,000 to the contestant with the winning business plan and $5,000 in radio advertising to the runner-up. There is also an award of two semesters of free tuition at either the University of Hawaii at Hilo or Hawaii Community College for the highest-ranking individual student or student team entry of up to four participants.

Who can we beat up with property tax?

The ongoing furor in Honolulu over the extent to which the rail project is adequately funded, or lack thereof, and the possibility of new state-mandated property taxes to fund education lead us to look at how we can or should make property tax classifications.