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Thursday, August 24, 2023
VIDEO: Supreme Court denies Lahaina Fire Water mismanaged
By Video @ 6:09 PM :: 3369 Views :: Maui County, Greenmail

... oral arguments concerning how much water was permitted to battle the Maui wildfires took place in supreme court Wednesday August 23, 2023 ....

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Thursday, August 24, 2023
County of Maui files lawsuit against HECO
By Court House News @ 6:03 PM :: 1541 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... Maui County and other state officials and entities have also faced their own share of criticism for the response during and after the fires ....

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Thursday, August 24, 2023
House Committee demands SBA briefing on Hawaii wildfire relief
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 1482 Views :: Maui County, Small Business

...The House Small Business Committee sent a letter to the Small Business Administration seeking information and a staff-level briefing on how the agency is assisting victims of the Hawaii wildfire....

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
HHFDC: 900 Housing Options for Fire Victims
By News Release @ 11:51 PM :: 1571 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... HHFDC housing referral program ends first week with 900-plus dwelling options for displaced Maui residents; Governor Green urges more property owners to participate ....

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
DLNR Faked 'Reassignment' of Official Who Withheld Firefighting Water
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 4257 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics

... The ‘reassignment’ of Manuel was purposefully defective in order to allow for it to be reversed by litigation such as this ....

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Monday, August 21, 2023
VIDEO: Biden Maui Fire Speech
By Video @ 8:55 PM :: 1691 Views :: Maui County

... Biden address 'community engagement event' on Maui, Aug 21, 2023 ....

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Monday, August 21, 2023
Buried News: What was with that Hawaii water official getting showered with leis from 'supporters'?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:46 AM :: 4505 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, OHA

... "supporters" gathered around him, showering him with about 15 leis, which went up to his chin as he grinned happily ....

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Monday, August 21, 2023
Hawaii Gov Doubles Down Efforts To Link Climate Change To Tragic Fires
By Selected News Articles @ 5:35 AM :: 1733 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Green attributed some blame for the catastrophic Maui fires to climate change when he appeared on CBS’ Face The Nation on Sunday ....

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Sunday, August 20, 2023
Land Grab: Use Eminent Domain to Seize all of Lahaina?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:16 AM :: 4177 Views :: Maui County, Development

... a blatant “land grab” by the State, leaving the landowner with little to no choice other than to accept “just compensation” for the property, be pau and move on ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
​Jones Act among protectionist U.S. policies that will drive up cost of rebuilding Lahaina
By Cato Foundation @ 11:09 PM :: 1793 Views :: Maui County, Jones Act

... protectionist U.S. policies will inflate the cost of the island’s rebuilding effort ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
Let's stay focused on helping Lahaina fire victims--Eventually the Facts Will Come Out
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:06 PM :: 1840 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Taxes
  • waiving property taxes for the affected property owners
  • clearing the way for out-of-state medical professionals to attend to the needs of those affected by the tragedy
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Saturday, August 19, 2023
DOD, FEMA Fully Engaged in Maui Recovery and Assistance Efforts
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 1655 Views :: Maui County, Military

... DOD has 691 personnel in Maui who are engaged in planning, synchronizing and coordinating support to FEMA and the state of Hawaii. ...

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
VIDEO: Green Address on Lahaina Fire, Rebuild
By Video @ 5:23 AM :: 1749 Views :: Maui County, Development

"...The land in Lāhainā is reserved for its people as they return and rebuild...."

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Friday, August 18, 2023
Hawaii’s Green Agenda Primed State for One of the Deadliest Wildfires in History
By Selected News Articles @ 6:22 PM :: 2836 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... it wasn't climate change--it was anti-climate change policies ....

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Friday, August 18, 2023
FBI Helping Collect DNA to Locate and Identify Missing Persons in Lahaina
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 1568 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... asking all immediate family members—parents, siblings, and children—of those who are still missing to provide DNA samples ....

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Friday, August 18, 2023
Sue Big Oil Lawyers: Biden Should Exploit Lahaina Visit to Make us Rich
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 2182 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Biden Has Voiced Support for Similar 'Sue Big Oil' Cases ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
VIDEO: Hawaii Official Who Allegedly Withheld Water From Firefighters Says ‘Equity’ Comes First
By Video @ 11:55 PM :: 4856 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Higher Education

... A Hawaiian Studies major, Kaleo prefers a traditional, holistic "One Water" approach where water is revered, not used.  Water requires "true conversations about equity" ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
DOD Personnel Working With Hawaii, FEMA Officials to Speed Relief to Maui
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 1126 Views :: Maui County, Military

... Almost 700 DOD personnel and 140 Coast Guardsmen are part of the coordinated response to the Maui wildfires ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Andaya Quits: Was at Oahu 'Networking Event' as Lahaina Burned
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 2806 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... “It’s a good ol’ boy network. This time it cost lives.” …. 

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Lahaina Fire too Hot to Handle? Attorney General to hire outside firm to review decision-making
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 2992 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County

... The decision not to conduct a criminal investigation is a key element of the strategy to protect HECO from the fate that befell PG&E after the Camp Fire ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Realtors 'Cautioned' on Pressuring Lahaina Property Owners for Sales
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 1997 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Small Business

... According to sources, these people have been cold-calling landowners in an attempt to purchase properties from those injured and to take advantage of their vulnerable situation ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Maui: Tense Officials Defensive Over Failure to Sound Siren Alert
By Selected News Articles @ 8:35 PM :: 1773 Views :: Maui County

... tense as city and state officials shot back at questions from reporters over why sirens were not activated ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Bissen: Property Taxes Waived for Maui Fire Victims
By Selected News Articles @ 7:18 PM :: 1729 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... Anyone who has paid their taxes will receive a refund ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
State Energy Officials: Hawaiian Electric Prioritized Green-Energy Push over Wildfire Prevention
By Selected News Articles @ 2:01 PM :: 3669 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Hawaiian Electronic consequently invested less than a quarter-of-a-million dollars on wildfire-related projects ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
DLNR 'Reassigns' Hawaiian Activist Who Delayed Water Resupply for Lahaina Fire
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 4940 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Greenmail, Land Use, OHA

... 'Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner' at DLNR is transferred to new job after allegedly prioritizing taro patch over Lahaina firefighting ....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Deadly Hawaii Fires Are Result of Political and Policy Failures—Not Climate Change
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:53 PM :: 2474 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... the left never lets a crisis go to waste ....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Green: "Its going to be a very long time before any housing can be built"
By News Release @ 2:50 PM :: 2524 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

"We’ll also invest state resources to preserve and protect this land for our people; not for any development"

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
County releases first confirmed identifications of Maui Wildfire Disaster victims
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 1644 Views :: Maui County
  • Total fatalities: 106
  • Identified and notified: Two individuals of 106
  • Identified and not notified: Three individuals of 106
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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Federal Resource Fair for Those Impacted by Maui Fires
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1724 Views :: Maui County, Congressional Delegation

... Maui Economic Development Board’s Malcolm Center, Kihei, Saturday, August 19, 2023 -- 1:00pm to 5:00pm ....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Lahaina: ​Rise with Grace
By Joni Kamiya @ 8:55 PM :: 1838 Views :: Maui County, GMOs

... We can’t be shattered and split by opinions and savvy social media posts with catchy slogans but focused on working as one to build a better and more resilient community ....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
HECO Suits: Two Vacant Hawaii Supreme Court Seats Loom Large
By Robert Thomas @ 8:38 PM :: 3171 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... Hawaii certainly has not adopted the California model of inverse condemnation liability for wildfires. So this will be a case of first impression ....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Just the Beginning: S&P Downgrades Hawaiian Electric to Junk
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 2141 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... CreditWatch placement with negative implications reflects the potential for additional downgrades of one or more notches within the coming months ....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Lawsuit: HECO Should Have Depowered Lines
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 PM :: 2057 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... Hawaiian Electric’s stock plunged 34% following the suits ....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
"We would probably see a mass exodus from Maui."
By Selected News Articles @ 12:40 PM :: 2345 Views :: Maui County, Economy, Tourism

... "It would be potentially catastrophic if no one traveled to the island," Green said ....

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Monday, August 14, 2023
Housing task force created for Maui victims as death toll climbs
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 1868 Views :: Maui County

... Green said a temporary housing task force is working to secure housing for Maui victims and rescue workers ....

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Sunday, August 13, 2023
Maui Crisis: A Time to Help
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:26 PM :: 2027 Views :: Maui County, OHA

... the outpouring of compassion that we are witnessing from the people of Hawai‘i is the silver lining through the dark cloud of despair ....

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Sunday, August 13, 2023
Lahaina Fires Red Cross and FEMA: Where to Volunteer, How to get Help
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 7349 Views :: Maui County

... More than 220 trained American Red Cross disaster workers — from Maui, other Hawaiian islands and all corners of the country — are helping now with more on their way ....

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Sunday, August 13, 2023
Lahaina Search only 3% Done--death toll stands at 93
By Video @ 1:35 AM :: 2248 Views :: Maui County

... Maui Police Chief John Pelletier said cadaver dogs have searched just 3% of the hardest-hit areas, and asked those with missing loved ones to provide DNA samples ....

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Saturday, August 12, 2023
FEMA: 2,207 Structures Damaged in Lahaina Fire
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 2198 Views :: Maui County

... the Lahaina Fire resulted in an estimated total of 2,719 structures exposed; 2,207 structures damaged or destroyed; and 2,170 acres burned. 86 percent of buildings exposed to the fire were classified as residential ....

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Saturday, August 12, 2023
Tokuda: Hawaii Emergency Planners 'underestimated the lethality, the quickness of fire'
By Video @ 8:24 PM :: 2313 Views :: Maui County, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government

... Hawaii underestimated the deadly threat of wildfire, records show ....

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Saturday, August 12, 2023
Maui wildfire search and rescue continues as community decries government response
By Court House News @ 2:21 PM :: 1653 Views :: Maui County

... Hawaii officials are facing criticism, and a review, of their handling of wildfires on Maui that have become the deadliest natural disaster in the Hawaii history ....

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Saturday, August 12, 2023
City to temporarily suspend short-term vacation rental laws in response to Maui wildfires
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 2180 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Small Business, Tourism

... Blangiardi directed DPP to suspend the short-term vacation rental 30–day minimum rental period requirement to increase the availability of temporary housing on Oʻahu ....

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Friday, August 11, 2023
'All of Lahaina Gone': 89 Dead, 100s Missing, 1,700 Buildings Destroyed
By Video @ 11:59 PM :: 4163 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Green described Lahaina as “total devastation,” estimating that about 80% of the town was destroyed, with hundreds of families displaced. He added that the damage to property will be in the “billions of dollars.” ....

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Friday, August 11, 2023
OHA: Lahaina Fires Caused by 'Western Forces'
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 2695 Views :: Maui County, OHA

... The fires are in part due to the climate crisis, a history of colonialism in our islands, and the loss of our right to steward our ʻāina and wai.  ....

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Friday, August 11, 2023
Lahaina Fire Recovery: How You Can Help
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 2091 Views :: Maui County

... donate to Hawaii Community Foundation “Maui Strong Fund” and the Hawaii Red Cross ....

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Friday, August 11, 2023
Maui, Oahu COVID Hospitalizations Up
By News Release @ 3:06 PM :: 2211 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, COVID-19

... the hospital admission rate for Honolulu and Maui counties increased to 10.4 new COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 people ....

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Thursday, August 10, 2023
VIDEO: Hawaii National Guard Fights Fires, Biden Declares Disaster
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 2211 Views :: Maui County, Military

... The National Guard has activated 134 troops — including 99 Army National Guard personnel and 35 Air National Guard personnel — to assist in the in the ongoing local and federal wildfire response efforts ....

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Thursday, August 10, 2023
Historic Maui town in ruins after wildfires
By Court House News @ 6:00 AM :: 1733 Views :: Maui County

... Officials have confirmed 53 fatalities in the devastating wildfires that destroyed Lahaina and have yet to be fully contained ....

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Wednesday, August 9, 2023
53 Dead: People Jump in Water as Fire Burns Thru Historic Lahaina Town
By Video @ 12:48 PM :: 4275 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Much of historic Lahaina town destroyed as huge wildfire sends people fleeing into water ....

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Thursday, August 3, 2023
​Maui Leads Statewide Push for counties to increase their TAT surcharges
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:15 PM :: 2509 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

... approving for inclusion in the 2024 Hawaii State Association of Counties legislative package a state bill relating to the county transient accommodations tax ....

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