Last year was a big one for the film industry here in the island-- generating more than $300 million into the economy according to state’s own business figures.

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Consumer Alerts from Federal IRS; Milken Educator Award Winner; Net Neutrality Executive Order; Honolulu Wastewater Study and Cesspool Conversion; 

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geralt / Pixabay

Since 1986, a federal tax break has helped to finance affordable housing in Hawaii and throughout the country. Now it’s on the chopping block. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act; Analysis of Republican Tax Plan; Waikiki Shipwreck Environmental Impacts

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Tax season is getting closer. And there’s nothing like an approaching deadline to get people thinking about their accountants. As Pacific Business News found, there have been some big changes in the accounting industry.  Editor in chief, A. Kam Napier, has more.

The Conversation: Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Apr 27, 2016

The Future of Dole Ag Land; Rock and Roll Pioneer June Millington; Taxing Air BnB; Novelist Cecily Wong

State Should Buy Dole Ag Lands On Oahu: Senator Gil Riviere

The Conversation: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Mar 23, 2016

Cigarette Tax; Coral Health; Youth Sports Concussions; Musicians Nick and Danny Kaleikini

 SB2690, Increase Excise Tax on Cigarettes and Little Cigars: Tom Yamachika  

Need Help With Your Taxes? Hawaii Offers 36 Free Sites

Mar 21, 2016
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

The deadline to file your taxes is less than a month away, but it’s not too late to get some help. Programs across the state are busy assisting seniors and people with low income.  HPR's Moly Solomon paid a visit to one and has this report.

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  One of the biggest economic questions in Asia has a direct impact on Hawaii. It’s a question about Japan—and how much of an impact a tax increase will have on spending. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.