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Oahu surge frustrates neighbors, government


    Reny and Asparo Matcheva use their legally zoned Waikiki vacation rental to supplement their family income and see the growth of such rentals as a boon for tourism. “I think Hawaii’s tourism industry would be in big trouble if vacation rentals stopped. The number of tourists has increased because they have options,” Asparo Matcheva said.

The spread of vacation rentals into neighborhoods also is frustrating government officials and lawmakers who have spent decades trying to ensure zoning laws are upheld and taxes are collected. Read more

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