Hawaii Island News, 01 Feb 2019

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Accessed on 01 February 2019, 1315 UTC, Post 18357.

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Proposed UH tuition freeze put on hold

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents deferred action Thursday on a proposal that would reduce already approved tuition rates at the system’s 10 campuses — and keep those fees steady for the next several years.

Police: Beware of smoke alarm scam

Hawaii Island police are warning the public about scams involving phone calls to Hawaii residents in which the caller indicates it is “Fire Safety Month” and that they need to come over and inspect your smoke alarms.

Airbnb criticizes Hawaii attempt to subpoena host records

HONOLULU — Airbnb is pushing back against Hawaii’s attempt to find tax delinquents by subpoenaing 10 years’ worth of invoices, receipts and other records from the home-sharing platform’s island hosts, calling it an unprecedented, “massive intrusion” that violates state and federal law.

Kim seeks GET flexibility

Mayor Harry Kim asked state lawmakers in Honolulu on Thursday to grant more flexibility in how counties can use their general excise tax surcharge.

Hunters lose unfettered access to land near Ookala

Hamakua hunters are concerned about losing access to lands near Ookala after Big Island Dairy was given the go-ahead to install a gate on an internal road that not only leads to its facilities but has long-served as an ingress for those headed to neighboring hunting grounds.

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Russ Roberts