Costco changes up food court menu, but the $1.50 hot dog deal remains

There is a significant contingent of people who track Costco’s bargain food court menu and revere the hot dog combo, sold for $1.50 with a soda since almost the beginning. For many, it’s the singular reason for countless trips to the warehouse retailer — incidental big-screen television purchases notwithstanding.

Tax exemptions can be costly

House Bill 2748, which will become law soon, is sometimes referred to as the “Bob Nakata bill” after the former legislator, now reverend, who was one of the bill’s champions. It aims to advance the goal of providing “affordable housing” in our island state.

20 products you buy that could be hit with tariffs

Kids who take up baseball or softball as well as anyone remodeling their kitchen, dealing with a flat bicycle tire or getting a dog could be caught in the crosshairs of the Trump administration’s latest salvo in the global trade war.

It’s OK to rock the boat

A little over 20 years ago, on May 6, 1998, then-Maui Mayor Linda Lingle was speaking to a group of business leaders from the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.

Giving student-athletes a boost

KAILUA-KONA — A former running back at Vanderbilt, Paul Morgan, traded in his football helmet and pads to sell insurance when he arrived in Kailua-Kona. While he is currently an agent with State Farm, Morgan’s love for football and helping student-athletes hasn’t diminished.