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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net).
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Public schools on Maui started the process of reopening and traffic resumed on a major road in signs of recovery a week after wildfires demolished a historic town and killed at least 110 people, while the head of the island’s emergency agency said he had “no regret” that sirens weren’t sounded to warn people about the encroaching flames.
County Council members and Puna residents alike are urging action by the state to stave off a burgeoning insurance crisis that threatens to drastically increase policyholders’ premiums.
Maui Police Chief John Pelletier repeatedly urges “patience, prayers and perseverance” as teams painstakingly search the ashes in the seaside community of Lahaina for the remains of scores of victims from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than 100 years.
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — A mobile morgue unit arrived Tuesday to help Hawaii officials working painstakingly to identify the reamains of people killed in wildfires that ravaged Maui, as the death rose above 100 and teams intensified the search for more dead in neighborhoods reduced to ash.
Within hours of learning of the devastation wrought on the Maui town of Lahaina, phones were ringing among the general aviation pilots of Hawaii. An often under-appreciated yet vital part of the emergency infrastructure of Hawaii, private pilots and aircraft owners throughout the state began organizing flights of lifesaving supplies of food, medicine, clothing, water and whatever else the victims of the fire were in dire need of.
LAHAINA, Maui — Gov. Green warned that scores more people could be found dead following the Maui wildfires as search crews go through neighborhoods where the flames galloped as fast as a mile a minute and firefighters struggled to contain the inferno with what some officials complained was a limited water supply.
The statewide bus driver shortage is impacting students in Hawaii County, especially in the remote areas of West Hawaii.
Two police officers reportedly sustained minor injuries in a scuffle with a DUI suspect, and one of the officers allegedly was bitten on her right calf by the suspect’s dog.
In the wake of the deadly Maui wildfires and the blazes that damaged properties in West Hawaii, a Waimea-based nonprofit organization is conducting community wildfire risk assessments using home assessors-in-training.
LAHAINA, Maui — The smoke was starting to blot out the sun. Winds were howling, and heat bore down as flames licked the trees on the horizon. The power had been out all day, so Mike Cicchino thought he’d drive to the hardware store for a generator. He turned off his street, and in an instant, his Lahaina neighborhood seemed to spiral into a war zone.
Hawaii County, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense, the state Department of Health and community partners, is hosting a free eye clinic today through Friday in Kailua-Kona.
A temporary solution finally is in the works to restore water service to the Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.
LAHAINA, Maui — Richy Palalay so closely identifies with his Maui hometown that he had a tattoo artist permanently ink “Lahaina Grown” on his forearms when he was 16.
LAHAINA, Maui — Parishioners mourned the dead and prayed for the missing Sunday in Hawaii churches as communities began looking ahead to a long recovery from last week’s wildfire that demolished a historic Maui town and killed more than 90 people.
A Waimea man is suing Hawaii County in federal court, saying its requirement he sign a waiver of liability for a background check as part of the concealed-carry firearms permit application violates his constitutional right to privacy.