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Catherine Cruz

TVR, Vacation Rental Citations; Visitors Caught in TVR Crackdown; Mauna Kea Jobs; Hemp Investment

Ryan Finnerty

The City and County of Honolulu will enforce its new vacation rental law, despite an ongoing legal challenge. That was the word from Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Tuesday.

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TMT, Impacts on the Science; Moving Forward with "Protectors," Authorities; Vacation Rental Impact; Big Island Agriculture Council; The Edge of Paradise, Screening/Photo Exhibit

Ryan Finnerty

Vacation Rental Follow Up; 69th Anniversery of Korean War; TMT Construction Gets Green Light; Indecent opens at Mark's Garage

Ryan Finnerty
Ryan Finnerty

The Honolulu City Council on Tuesday approved a measure that restricts vacation rentals on Oahu. The vote capped off a yearlong effort to create a new regulatory framework for short-term vacation rentals on Oahu. 

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UPDATED: June 17, 6:36 p.m.

The Honolulu City Council on Monday unanimously approved Bill 89 that would implement stiffer regulations for short-term vacation rentals. A related, but conflicting measure, Bill 85, also passed, although with two fewer votes. The two proposals next go to Mayor Kirk Caldwell for action.

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KAILUA-KONA — Vacation rental registrations have been coming in to Hawaii County faster than workers can process them as the county implements a new law.

Ryan Finnerty
Ryan Finnerty

After months of debate, the Honolulu City Council was poised yesterday to approve new rules that would have restricted short-term rentals on Oahu. But after more than eight hours of public comment and deliberation, councilmembers sent two proposals back to committee for revisions.

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HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers eager to gather tax revenue from the state's flourishing, yet mostly unpermitted, vacation rental sector on Tuesday passed legislation that would require websites like Airbnb to collect and pay taxes on behalf of short-term rental hosts.

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Short Term Rentals; Humpback Whale Count; Kalakaua Exhibit; Edge of Paradise

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The Honolulu Planning Commission unanimously voted down a sweeping proposal on short term rentals that covered everything from property taxes to parking. The wide-ranging bill would significantly change the way owners can rent out their property to vacationers and had generated opposition on all sides.

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What to do about vacation rentals is an issue around the state. But while Hawaii’s legislature has not been able to agree on state-wide measures, in Japan a new national law takes effect a week from tomorrow. And it’s already having an impact.

The Conversation: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Apr 4, 2018
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Legalizing Transient Rentals; Increasing Tobacco Restrictions; Blue Planet Energy in Puerto Rico

The Challenges of Temporary Vacation Rentals

Mar 12, 2018
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Unpermitted vacation rentals have been blamed for everything from sky-high housing prices to overcrowded hiking trails. But what is really going on with Hawaii’s short-term rental market? How many properties are permitted for vacation rentals? And how many are actually being used that way?

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Unpermitted vacation rentals have been blamed for everything from sky-high housing prices to overcrowded hiking trails. But what is really going on with Hawaii’s short-term rental market? How many properties are permitted for vacation rentals? And how many are actually being used that way?

Wayne Yoshioka

State tax collections are below Council on Revenue projections this year and lawmakers are looking elsewhere to make up the difference. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

Private Vacation Rentals Growing in Hawai'i

Sep 28, 2016
Wayne Yoshioka

Waikiki hotels and timeshares are near or at capacity this year as visitor arrivals climb past the 8-million mark for the entire state.  That opens the door for visitors to seek alternative vacation rentals.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu City Council’s Zoning and Planning Committee resurrected a controversial issue in Kailua and O’ahu’s North Shore.  That of vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.