Sara Lin

Study: Hawaii Sees Twice As Many Political TV Ads As News Stories

Study: Hawaii Sees Twice As Many Political TV Ads As News Stories

Analysis of 72 evening newscasts shows no news coverage of Legislature or county council candidates.

Finding the Blame For What Ails You

So-called "sin taxes" are regressive.

Fact, Not Emotion or Rhetoric, Should Drive Your Choice

Claims by candidates to save Social Security and Medicare are nothing more than fear mongering.
Lingle, Hirono: We Play Well With Others, Just Not Each Other

Lingle, Hirono: We Play Well With Others, Just Not Each Other

Hawaii's U.S. Senate candidates take more swipes in Civil Beat-KITV debate.

Frustrating the Taxpayer’s View of Public Finances

Much of state government is hidden from public view by special funds.

Edging Toward the Fiscal Cliff, Tax Increases Inevitable

If taxpayers want to avoid yet another tax increase, then spending has to be cut.

Elusive Unfunded Liability Needs To Be Addressed Without Tax Increases

Past legislatures raided the earnings of the state retirement system to pay for new programs.

10 Must Read Stories From the Week of Sept. 10-14

Akaka's last push, Tulsi's rising stardom and strange uses for Hawaii campaign finance cash.