Sara Lin

Let Them Ask For Their Funding

Beneficiaries of Hawaii's special funds get special treatment.

Let Conformity Simplify Tax Filings

It's tax time! Why state tax returns don't look like federal returns anymore.

Lessen Dependence on Government Key To Strong Democracy

Sequestration is a chance to change the way we think about federal government.

Key To Tax Relief Lies In Repeal Of Tax ‘Loopholes’

Unlike the appropriation process, tax credits are less than transparent.
What’s Causing Oahu’s Food Poisoning Outbreak?

What’s Causing Oahu’s Food Poisoning Outbreak?

More people affected by highly infectious strain of E. coli, but no public advisory yet.
Are Budget Cuts Affecting Tsunami Warning System? Flickr: National Data Buoy Center.

Are Budget Cuts Affecting Tsunami Warning System?

One third of the buoys are dead, and cost-cutting means it will be a long time til they're fixed.

Keep The Promise For Better Wages As Goal

There's more ways to raise the standard of living than raising the minimum wage.

10 Must Read Stories From The Week Of Feb. 18 – Feb. 23

Good government bills get some traction.

Just A Vicious Circle, Higher Minimum Wage, Higher Prices

If the minimum wage rises, where will employers get the money to afford that entry level worker?