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Estate Planning Insights – The Proposed Federal Tax Changes

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura and Carroll Dortch On Nov. 2, the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was released to the public. The Republican-sponsored bill introduced by the U.S. House of Representatives is intended to simplify America’s tax code. It offers many changes, which we will review in this column.....
Councilman Derek Kawakami (left), County Council Chairman Mel Rapozo are in the final weeks of campaigning to succeed termed-out Mayor Bernard Carvalho as chief executive of Kaua‘i County.

Kauai Mayor’s Race – Kauai Set For New Leadership

Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Two Garden Island political heavyweights, County Council Chairman Mel Rapozo and Councilman Derek Kawakami, are in the final weeks of campaigning to succeed termed-out Mayor Bernard Carvalho as chief executive of Kaua‘i County, which also includes the privately owned island of Ni‘ihau. Voters will decide in the Nov.....
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Plantation Plays

WHO/WHAT: By popular demand, Leeward Theatre and Hawaii’s Plantation Village present the return of “Plantation Plays.” The plays were written by Kiki, Courtney Takabayashi and Kirstyn Trombetta and directed by Ashley DeMoville. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday and...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission IDENTIFICATION In introducing a speaker at a banquet once, the toastmaster had this to say about him: “This man has been closely identified with all the good things in...
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“We Shall Overcome”

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Center for Okinawan Studies presents a public showing of filmmaker Chie Mikami’s 2015 documentary, “We Shall Overcome.” The film (see trailer at http://ikusaba.com/en/) documents Okinawan opposition to...
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Health Information – Sayonara to the Raw Vegetable Myth (part 3)

Raw Vegetable Nutrients Are Difficult to Absorb Professor Hiroshi Maeda of Kumamoto University explained how he began his research. “Vegetables are exposed to the sun’s rays and ultraviolet radiation throughout the day, yet their cells are not...
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Lead Story – ” … My Turn to Give Back”

Hawaii Foodbank President Ron Mizutani Comes Full Circle Jodie Chiemi Ching This past April’s devastating floods forced residents of Kaua‘i’s North Shore to once again muster their inner strength and power through the crisis. It was almost a repeat of September 1992, when Hurricane ‘Iniki, a category 4 storm, came ashore on the Garden Island,....
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KBFD – Korean Programming

“Sweet Enemy,” Monday-Friday at 9:20 p.m.; re-airs Monday-Friday at 12:20 p.m. When Dal Nim Oh (Eun Hye Park) is falsely accused of murder, she decides to take revenge on those responsible for her misery. Starring Park Eun Hye Park, Gun Yoo, Jae Woo Lee and Tae In Park. “Love Temperature,” Monday and Tuesday at 7:45....
This tree at U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa in Sobe, Yomitan, also known as Torii Station, fell victim to Typhoon Saola in late October. Torii Station is the main Army installation in Okinawa. (Photo by Colin Sewake)

My Hawaii – Typhoon Tales

TYPHOON REPORT LOCATION: Okinawa, Oct. 28, 2017 Just thought I’d give everyone an Aloha Saturday morning typhoon report from Okinawa. Yes, it’s windy and rainy here, as we are being hit by a small typhoon. The Japanese system has labeled it Typhoon #22, but the Joint Typhoon Warning Center labeled it Tropical Storm #27 and....
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KIKU

KIKU-TV 2020 New Year's Specials “The 70th Annual Red and White Song Contest,“ Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 5-10 p.m.; repeats on Thrusday, Jan. 2 at Noon-5 p.m. This year marks the 70th year since Kohaku Uta Gassen began! The program, more commonly known as Kohaku, is an annual music show produced by ­Japanese broadcaster NHK.....

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