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 Travelocity.com, Inc., 135 Haw. 88, 346 P.3d 157 (2015), and then resulted in entry of judgment.

Post those tax returns, darn it!

One of the more debate-worthy bills at our Legislature (Senate Bill 94) involves requiring candidates for president and vice president of the United States to post their tax returns on the internet. If they don’t, the bill says, they won’t appear on the Hawaii ballot and even if they somehow win, the folks that we send to the Electoral College won’t be allowed to vote for them.

Broke Da Mouth: Chef Robin Ganir puts adobo on the map

KAILUA-KONA — The world nearly missed out on Garlic Furikake Chicken and Pork Adobo Fries. Robin Ganir, mastermind behind these Broke Da Mouth Grindz original recipes almost became an accountant instead of a chef. Thankfully, his college roommate at UH Manoa happened to be a culinary student.