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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net).
Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson have committed $10 million to make direct payments to people on Maui who are unable to return to their homes because of the wildfires, through a new fund they announced Thursday.
A 54-year-old Kailua-Kona man who allegedly wreaked havoc early Monday morning at Kailua Pier will receive a court-appointed mental examination.
KIHEI, Hawaii — The line at Paia Fish Market usually extends so far down the main drag that staffers can’t see the end of it through their front window.
As a companion event to the George Nuku sculpture residency in Volcano, pianist Meng-Chieh Liu explores night music of Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninov, and Szymanowski. Gustav Highstein joins him for Schumann’s Romances for oboe and piano.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a red flag warning for the leeward areas of all Hawaiian Islands, which is in effect until 6 p.m. today, but could be extended.
A new state emergency housing development approval panel didn’t have anything to consider for approval at its first working meeting Tuesday, but got an earful from community members opposed to the panel’s existence, power or process.
The National Weather Service is expected to post a fire weather watch for leeward areas of all islands, including Hawaii Island, starting at midday today and extending through Thursday afternoon.
KAANAPALI, Hawaii — The flames that ripped through Lahaina needed only a few hours to take nearly everything from Aina Kohler. Her house. Her surfing school and cafe. And her parents’ home, where she was raised.
Since the Lahaina fire incinerated her apartment, Tatiana Kamelamela-Liua has been at a crossroads.
Police are seeking a 48-year-old Pahoa woman for questioning in the case of a missing 76-year-old Hawaiian Paradise Park man who disappeared in January.
“Relax, you’re just going to die tonight.”
One Maunakea telescope has been partially removed, but the building that housed it will remain standing until next year.
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s electric utility acknowledged its power lines started a wildfire on Maui but faulted county firefighters for declaring the blaze contained and leaving the scene, only to have a second wildfire break out nearby and become the deadliest in the U.S. in more than a century.
The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency is inviting the public to a two-day Community Emergency Response Team training course scheduled for the end of September in Keaau.
Three days after fire ripped through Lahaina leaving a path of destruction, 12 officers from the Hawaii Police Department answered the call from Chief Benjamin Moszkowicz to assist their family in blue, however needed.
A contentious meeting regarding homeowners insurance for Puna residents and others was held Wednesday at the Hawaiian Shores Community Center.
In the first moments of the Maui fires, when high winds brought down power poles, slapping electrified wires to the dry grass below, there was a reason the flames erupted all at once in long, neat rows — those wires were bare, uninsulated metal that could spark on contact.