State tax crackdown garners millions in unpaid Hawaii vacation rental taxes

The state Department of Taxation already has collected $4.1 million this year from vacation rental owners who owed back taxes, and through continued stepped-
up enforcement expects to easily hit $12 million by year’s end.

The state has deployed 13 tax investigators to go after vacation rental tax violations, and they’re on a roll.

Issac Choy, director of the state Department of Taxation, said this year’s figures are on top

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What about Work & Vacation?

Among the many things I had to memorize early on at the United States Naval Academy were the first ten stanzas of “The Laws of the Navy.”

These so-called laws are really just proverbs written into a poem years ago by Captain Hopwood of the Royal Navy. There is wisdom to be gained from his thoughts, particularly concerning rest and recreation.

The fifth stanza is one of the most important

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In Dubai amid clash, Israel promotes tourism

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As violence flares within Israel and on a day in which Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City killed at least 42 people, it was business as usual for a senior Israeli tourism official in Dubai as she promoted the country as a must-see destination for Muslim visitors.

It might seem an odd proposition at an odd time given that major airlines have suspended flights to

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16 Opportunities for The Tourism Industry in 2021

Industries are continually disrupted by new trends and new innovations, and the tourism industry is no exception to this. Keeping pace with these emerging tourism trends can help businesses to stay competitive and cater to the needs of customers. Nevertheless, with COVID as a backdrop, some of these needs have evolved, priorities have shifted, and entirely new requirements have emerged. Read on to learn much more about the key trends

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Musicians entertain Mission Point resident | News, Sports, Jobs

The residents of Mission Point Point Nursing & Physical Rehabilitation Center of Ishpeming listen to a band concert on Easter Sunday afternoon to make their day merrier during the COVID-19 pandemic. From left, musicians are Madeline Gabka on trumpet, Scott Schippers and Noah Bauer on guitar, Seth Milano on percussion, and vocalists Jacob Milano and Linda Terentiak. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Brumm)

When Can You Transfer A WoW Classic Character To An Era Realm?


World of Warcraft Classic players will soon have the choice to transfer into Classic Era servers that never progress into The Burning Crusade.

Players of World of Warcraft Classic are about to face a difficult choice in terms of how nostalgic they want their MMORPG experience to be. Blizzard has gone through all the content of the original edition of its blockbuster online game, and that means progressing into the

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Stringer wants stimulus cash to pay for free summer camps, youth jobs

Mayoral candidate and City Comptroller Scott Stringer is proposing the city make day camps and other recreational activities free this summer through federal stimulus money that’s expected to flow here in the coming weeks.

Stringer, who announced the proposal as part one of his “Summer in the City” plan Monday afternoon, is also calling for the city to expand its summer youth employment program and launch a volunteer Tutoring Corps

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Progressive Organizer Odessa Kelly To Challenge Conservative Tennessee Democrat

Nashville community organizer Odessa Kelly announced on Monday that she is mounting a progressive primary challenge against Rep. Jim Cooper, a veteran Tennessee Democrat with a history of fiscally conservative votes.

“We need more pathways out of poverty, and the status quo is no longer good enough,” Kelly, a co-founder and executive director of the liberal group Stand Up Nashville, said in a statement. “I know how to build

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Levelling-up ambitions make way for a levelling down as London takes a hit

This comes despite it having the biggest proportion on furlough at more than 17pc of eligible workers, compared to the national average of just over 15pc, according to HMRC.

A report commissioned by London Councils predicts unemployment in the capital could hit 9.4pc by the year’s end, after furlough ends. “This crisis is particularly affecting job-rich, youth-friendly industries like hospitality, retail and tourism,” says Tony Wilson at the Institute of

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Summer Rec. Program Registration for Grades K-5 Begins Monday, April 5

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ As of 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 5, online and in-person registration will begin for Bernards Township’s popular summer recreation program for grades K-5. There will be three program locations this year, at Southard Park, Pleasant Valley Park and Dunham Park.

The program is scheduled to be held daily from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for six weeks, from Monday through Friday, from June 21 through 

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Mountain Rec survey lays groundwork for potential big ask

The Eagle Pool is one of the most popular spots in town every summer, but the facility is now 18 years old and in need of large-scale improvements. That is one of the projects Mountain Recreation Metropolitan District is contemplating, and local residents will have a chance to weigh in on that plan in a survey effort that is launching this week.
Special to the Daily

There is a lot

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Asset Managers Cite Inflation as the Number One Market Risk, Displacing COVID-19

Inflation is top of mind right now for many consumers, businesses and investors. Responding to a recent Bank of America survey, asset managers around the world agreed that inflation is the number one market risk, displacing COVID-19 for the first time since February 2020.

Another survey conducted this month found that over three quarters of Americans were either “very” or “somewhat” concerned about inflation. Perhaps not surprisingly, younger Americans who

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Canine treats made by Twinsburg boy to benefit colon cancer awareness

TWINSBURG — A 12-year-old Twinsburg boy is working to turn a personal tragedy into a mission to help others.

Alex Salzinger recently started making homemade dog treats and selling them to raise money for the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. Alex is doing this in memory of his father Michael, who died in July 2020 from complications due to colon cancer at age 48.

Aura’s Treats, the name of the fledgling dog

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Clark County faith leaders take lessons from pandemic, see hope emerging

New pastor finding her way

Pastor Darcy Metcalfe just arrived in Springfield in January for her new assignment at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Covenant and Northminster Presbyterian Church returned to live services for Palm Sunday, March 28, a welcome time for Metcalfe and the Covenant congregation to be formally introduced.

ExploreBond set for woman accused of April Fools’ call reporting shooter at Navistar

“I was previously preaching to people I

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Outdoors in Maine: Scouting some proposed hunting-related laws

Batten down the hatches, secure the anchor detail and dog down all doors, rig for heavy weather! The Maine State Legislature is back in session. The Legislative Documents (proposed laws) are working their way through the “democratic machinery” with a vengeance.

V. Paul Reynolds, Outdoors Columnist

The unanswerable question is always on our lips: Will these new laws actually improve our lives, or simply make things more complicated and life

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Gamers are re-creating all of N.J. in Minecraft, down to every pothole and jug-handle

Since last spring, 20-year-old James Brodowski has spent hours designing and building the streets of his hometown, Cranford, on the popular video game Minecraft.

He is among more than 1,100 players who have joined together to re-create the Garden State inside the game, every jug-handle and pothole between Cape May and Jersey City.

“New Jersey feels very unique in terms of architecture and road layout. It’s pretty cool to see

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American Jobs Plan offers opportunity to invest in ‘civic infrastructure’

President BidenJoe BidenJobs report adds to Biden momentum White House says bills are bipartisan even if GOP doesn’t vote for them Trump calls for boycott of MLB for moving All-Star Game MORE’s American Jobs Plan includes a welcome acknowledgment of the need to bolster and invest in “civic infrastructure” — an opportunity to make Tocqueville’s “schools of democracy” a 21st-century American reality.  

According to Jill Blair and Malka

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After nearly a century, Sears in Boyle Heights will close soon

For generations of Boyle Heights residents, Sears was a place to buy the mundane necessities — khaki pants, refrigerators.

It was there for families as they grew, from baby clothes to prom dresses to business casual outfits for first jobs.

It was a window-shopping mecca, a place to gaze at puppies and kittens, to beg parents for candy and popcorn.

For new immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador and elsewhere, it

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Reporting lag gives Stanislaus spike in COVID-19 cases

Stanislaus County added 245 case of COVID-19, the most in several weeks, but it resulted from a lag in reporting.

“Today’s cases include delayed laboratory results that were batch reported,” said the online dashboard for the Health Services Agency.

The county now has 52,913 positive tests, 516,850 negative test results and 51,521 people who are presumed recovered.

Stanislaus approaches Easter Sunday with continued advice about social distancing and masks outside

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