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A woman who fled the Maui wildfire on foot has died after weeks in a hospital burn unit
HONOLULU (AP) — A woman who escaped Hawaii’s Lahaina wildfire by running through a flaming field has died after spending more than seven weeks in a hospital burn unit. Laurie Allen died Friday at Straub Medical Center in Honolulu, according to a gofundme page set up for her and her husband, Perry Allen. “Laurie slipped away peacefully. Her heart was tired, and she was ready,” her sister-in-law, Penny Allen Hood, wrote on the website. Allen’s husband, two brothers, a sister and other relatives were at her side.
Report from Lahaina: Maui fire victims face evictions, aid cutoffs
On Friday, Laurie Allen became the 98th official victim of the August 8 Lahaina wildfires, after fighting for her life for seven weeks at a burn unit in a Honolulu hospital, where she was flown for treatment. According to the accounts from her husband Perry Allen given to the New...
Lahaina family faces tough choice amid limited specialized medical services
We met the Sanchez-Ah Puck family just weeks after the fires destroyed their hometown of Lahaina. Amy Sanchez and Jacob Ah Puck along with their twin girls and six-year-old son Asher, with special needs, have a roof over their heads at the Royal Lahaina Resort and Bungalows.
Lahainaluna football gets emotional win over Baldwin to restart their 2023 season
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Saturday night’s Lahainaluna victory over Baldwin was more than just a game. It was a Communtiy reuniting as one after being separated by unimaginable tragedy and if last night’s performance represented anything,it was that this team and this town is Lahaina strong. “They knew that...
More Lahaina residents will be able to return to their burned homes for the first time
More Lahaina residents will be allowed to return to the burned remains of their homes on Monday – nearly two months after wildfires tore through Maui, obliterating homes, forcing people to flee and leaving 97 dead.
The Way Back: The Only Way Out Is to Go Back In
Weeks after fires obliterated Lahaina, survivors are grappling with shock and grief. And they’re talking about renewal. Here, a Buddhist priest, a Hawaiian cultural practitioner, a teacher of ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i, and husband-and-wife restaurateurs outline visions that touch the heart of a community. A decade ago, Qiana...
Native Hawaiian homestead survived Maui fire
Native Hawaiian neighborhood survived Maui fire. Lahaina locals praise its cultural significance
Hawaiʻi Medical Association to host webinar on Maui healthcare efforts after Lahaina Wildfires
The “Conversations at HMA” webinar on Oct. 2 will provide Maui residents with the most current information on healthcare efforts, including updates on the Lahaina Wildfires response and addressing behavioral health as survivors re-enter Lahaina. The webinar, from 12 to 1 p.m., is hosted by the founder of...
Lahaina man, 25, identified as fire victim; list of missing falls to 12
Sep. 30—Maui police today released the name of a 25-year-old Lahaina resident as among the 97 confirmed Aug. 8 wildfire fatalities, while the list of those still missing since the catastrophe now includes 12 names. Police publicly identified Allen John Constantino after notifying his family. Of the 97 confirmed...
Maui woman dies from injuries after crash in Kihei
HONOLULU (KHON2)– Following a crash in Kihei, the Maui Police Department announced the driver involved has died from her injuries on Saturday, Sept. 30. MPD said the driver was 39-year-old Denise Douglas of Kihei. Douglas got in a crash early Tuesday morning on Sept. 19 on North Kihei Road. Police said a preliminary investigation revealed that […]
Lahainaluna football wins convincingly in emotional return
Lahainaluna's football team played its first game of 2023 on Saturday.
Hotel Doors Are Shutting For Some Lahaina Fire Victims
Hundreds of Lahaina fire victims being housed in hotels are being told they need to leave, and others are being put on notice that they may be expected to move with only a few days’ notice. Some, including people who were homeless before the fire, will be transferred to...
New temporary shelter erected in Kahului for those experiencing homelessness before Lahaina fire
Much of the help and assistance isn't available to those who were homeless before the fire.
Cruise ships bring economic lifeline to Maui businesses amidst challenges
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Some Maui businesses say they are getting an economic boost from visitors, but they are not coming by air but by sea. Central Maui businesses tell HNN cruise ships coming several times a week to Kahului Harbor right now represent the biggest boost to the economy. “We...
Cool Off in Lahaina: 4 Shaved Ice Shops You Can't Miss
In this article, we're going to explore four exceptional shaved ice shops in Lahaina. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Disaster Area Restrictions Lifted for Zones 2C, 2D, 2E: Important Info for Local Residents
The County of Maui has stated that disaster area restrictions will be lifted for Zones 2C, 2D, and 2E. These changes will occur from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 2 and 3. The zones were set up to allow a safe return to the disaster area. The lifted restrictions apply to Kuuipo Street, Aa Street, and Lokia Street.
Holoholo Kaʻa returns to UHMC in support of Hawaiian Immersion preschool, Nov. 5
Nā Leo Pūlama o Maui, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Hawaiian immersion preschool program, Pūnana Leo o Maui, announced the return of Holoholo Kaʻa on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College back parking lot.
Lahaina’s Football Team Delivers Big Win And Heavy Dose Of Healing
The cheerleaders, the players, the coaches and the fans were all there. But something greater than a high school football game took place Saturday evening at Maui’s War Memorial Stadium. A much-anticipated matchup between the Lahainaluna Lunas and the Baldwin Bears delivered a massive dose of catharsis to an...
Lahainaluna returned to the gridiron last night, downing Baldwin 42-0
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Lahaina evacuee who’s being forced to relocate alleges racial discrimination
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Lahaina evacuee who’s being forced to move from temporary housing says his civil rights have been violated and he alleges racial discrimination. He’s filed a complaint with the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission. Charles Nahale lived at his family compound on Front Street, which was...