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Hawaii lawmakers consider regulations on vacation rentals following Lahaina wildfire

Lawmakers in Hawaii are deliberating on regulations for vacation rentals in the wake of the devastating Lahaina wildfire on Maui. The wildfire exacerbated the housing crisis on the island by destroying homes and revealing the impact of vacation rentals on housing availability and affordability. Residents and lawmakers are concerned about the proliferation of short-term rentals and their effects on the local community, prompting discussions on potentially phasing out such rentals to address the housing shortage.

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