Tax Foundation of Hawaii: Ordering project from a menu

We’ve written a lot about the Hawaii State Watch Doggie. Those who have visited our Twitter site have seen that the Doggie is a family man, with a wife and son. His son is 5 years old and loves to ask questions. He also really, really, really loves to eat.

New distillery in Kailua-Kona prepares to kick off sales

KAILUA-KONA — From Hawaii Island honey to local sweet potatoes to Kona’s famous coffee, Dave Puckett — founder and owner of Big Island Distillers — finds inspiration for his new line of spirits in the bounty grown and produced right here on the island he calls home.

Design commission clears Holiday Inn signage resolution

KAILUA-KONA — The Kailua Village Design Commission on Tuesday cleared a County Council resolution on signs for the local Holiday Inn Express and Suites, moving forward an application that turned 5 years old that day.

Judgments aren’t necessarily the end of litigation

Several online travel companies engaged in protracted litigation against the Department of Taxation over whether and to what extent they are liable for Hawaii general excise and transient accommodations taxes on hotel accommodations that they sold to third parties on their respective platforms. The litigation spanned multiple years, resulted in one exhaustive Hawaii Supreme Court opinion, In re, Inc., 135 Haw. 88, 346 P.3d 157 (2015), and then resulted in entry of judgment.