“Lahaina fire could prompt state to change how it manages water on Maui.”
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|The Lahaina fire could prompt the state to change how it manages water on Maui
A dispute over whether DLNR balked at releasing water to land owners played out in an exchange of angry letters in the days after the fire. Civil Beat. Star-Advertiser.
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|Gov. Green signs order providing access to Lahaina via Māʻalaea during specific hours
On Wednesday, the road will open to all motorists daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Access from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. will be limited once again to residents, first responders, and employees of West Maui. Maui Now.
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