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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net).
Nearly 500 earthquakes have been detected beneath Kilauea summit over the last week as seismic activity remains elevated.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden plan to travel to Maui Monday to tour the devastation from the deadliest wildfires in the U.S. in more than a century, the White House said Tuesday.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority is requesting that the governor declare a tourism emergency in the wake of devastating wildfires in Maui and Hawaii counties, and if approved it would be the first such declaration and allow the agency to tap into a $5 million special fund.
Archie Kalepa has spent his life in the ocean. He’s a legendary surfer and world-renowned pioneer of techniques to rescue people when colossal waves crash down on their heads.
KIHEI, Maui — Hurricane-fueled flash floods and mudslides. Lava that creeps into neighborhoods. Fierce drought that materializes in a flash and lingers. Earthquakes. And now, deadly fires that burn block after historic block.
A 31-year-old Hilo man allegedly threatened to torch a homeless camp in Kailua-Kona unless one of its residents allowed him to steal cash from the resident’s employer.
A group of Big Island residents helped find and rescue animals in Lahaina last weekend after the deadly wildfire swept through the town.
Hundreds of Hawaii Island residents, some traveling from as far away as Hilo and Puna, took advantage of a free eye exam and glasses at the Hawaii Island Community Health Center in Kealakehe thanks to a program within the Department of Defense.
LAHAINA, Maui — 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 onrushing flames.
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.
Hawaii County could be asked to maintain some deteriorating private roads under a new County Council bill.