Despite federal extension, the State of Hawaii won’t budge tax filing dates.
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|Despite federal extension, state says it won’t budge on its tax filing deadline
The state Department of Taxation said that the filing deadline for 2020 remains April 20, although federal taxes are now due May 17. State taxpayers can get an automatic six-month extension under certain conditions. Hawaii News Now.
Ruling upholds Hawai‘i’s limits on carrying guns in public
The state’s strict limit on openly carrying firearms is lawful, a panel of federal appeals court judges ruled yesterday. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
A record 26,122 personal firearm permit applications were processed statewide in 2020 — a 62.3% increase from 2019. Maui Now. Tribune-Herald. Hawaii News Now.
Bill exempting jobless benefits from state taxes hits a snag
Ige has “big concerns” about marijuana bill
DUI threshold bill stalls in the House
Hawai‘i’s vacation rental outlook brightens
Government officials, UH remain silent on return of fans to sports
The antiquated 211 phone line gets a much-needed upgrade
|HAWAII BUSINESS MAGAZINE
5 Steps to Maintaining Email Etiquette
If you have a white-collar job and a smartphone, you are always on your email. This constant connectivity is great for fast responses, but etiquette and best practices can be lost. Preston Sims suggests these rules for professional communication …read more.
|UH report finds “discriminatory policing” in Honolulu schools
Researchers said Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and Black students were disproportionately cited for offenses such as running away from home or truancy — nonviolent activities that could have been better solved with counseling. Civil Beat. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.
Honolulu mayor nominates former HPD officer for Police Commission
O‘ahu customers may see their electric bills rise next year as power plant converts
Kaiser Permanente partners with Consolidated Theatres to open vaccination site in Kapolei
Sen. Hirono, Rep. Kahele help secure approval for clinic for Leeward O‘ahu veterans
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UHA’s Emily Santiago Shares Ways to Balance Company and Employee Needs
In this interview, they discuss UHA’s decision to sponsor the Healthiest Places to work in Hawaiʻi, and ways leadership can balance both individual and company-wide needs in the workplace… read more.
|Kern signs off on approval of project he represented as a planning consultant
Zendo Kern represented clients as a consultant before the Leeward Planning Commission on a rezoning application, and then as planning director for the same project, records show — opening conflict of interest questions. West Hawaii Today.
State House votes to restore funding for Youth Challenge Academy’s Hilo campus
The state’s only mask-making company faces setbacks due to damaged shipment
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5 Steps to Recovering from a Major Failure
All of us have made a mistake. Not a small misstep but a real “fail” that affected others, sent the work sideways and might have generated hushed chatter in the hallways. Here are five suggestions to help you recover and restore your reputation... read more.
|$1.6B affordable housing plan is unveiled
Called “bold” and “dramatic,” the draft plan to open 5,000 affordable units calls for major overhauls to the County of Maui’s affordable housing approach. Maui News.
Permit granted for 170-room hotel expansion
$18M ferry pier improvement in Lahaina to start April 5
|County passes bill on ag land use
A bill allowing various money-generating uses to agriculturally zoned land passed through the Kaua‘i County Council on Wednesday. Garden Island.
Public schools get ready for in-person learning
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