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Lahaina Strong urges passage of short-term rentals bill

Dozens of Lahaina Strong members traveled from Maui to the state Capitol on Tuesday to urge passage of SB 2919.

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Paele Kiakona, left, co-organizer of Lahaina Strong, is embraced by Hawaii Gov. Josh Green during a news conference on Tuesday at the state Capitol.
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Paele Kiakona, co-organizer of Lahaina Strong, speaks during a news conference on Tuesday.
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Members of Lahaina Strong stand as Hawaii Gov. Josh Green speaks at right during a news conference on Tuesday.
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Lahaina Strong member Shannon I’i holds a sign during a news conference on Tuesday.
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Lahaina Strong co-organizers Paele Kiakona, left, and Jordan Ruidas, right, speak to Hawaii Gov. Josh Green after a news conference on Tuesday.
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Members of Lahaina Strong gather during a news conference on Tuesday.
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State Sen. Jarrett Keohokalole speaks during a news conference on Tuesday.
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Eric Gill, financial secretary-treasurer of Local 5, speaks during a news conference on Tuesday.
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Maui County Council vice chair Keani Rawlins-Fernandez speaks during a news conference on Tuesday.
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Lahaina Strong co-organizers Paele Kiakona, second from left, and Jordan Ruidas, right, speak to Hawaii Gov. Josh Green, left, after a news conference on Tuesday.
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The news conference addressed support for bills beneficial to Lahaina, and all communities across the state of Hawaii, specifically regarding giving counties the power to phase out short-term rentals.
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Lahaina Strong member Shannon I’i holds a sign during a news conference on Tuesday.
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Members of Lahaina Strong, including co-organizer Jordan Ruidas, second from left, and Shannon I’i, middle, stand during a news conference on Tuesday.
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Members of Lahaina Strong gather during a news conference on Tuesday.
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Lahaina Strong member Shannon I’i holds a sign during a news conference on Tuesday.
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Members of Lahaina Strong gather during a news conference on Tuesday.
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Lahaina Strong member Shannon I’i holds a sign during a news conference on Tuesday.
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Eric Gill, financial secretary-treasurer of Local 5, gestures while speaking during a news conference on Tuesday.
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Lahaina Strong member Shannon I’i holds a sign during a news conference on Tuesday.
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Lahaina Strong member Shannon I’i, right, hugs a supporter during a news conference on Tuesday.