Maui County sues Hawaii Electric over deadly Lahaina fire

Shares of Hawaiian Electric Co.’s parent fell more than 18% by market close Friday, one day after the utility was sued by Maui County over the fires that devastated Lahaina…

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Animal rescuers seek pets wandering in Lahaina fire’s ruins

Shelly Polson woke up Aug. 8 to see her neighbor’s house engulfed in flames. The Lahaina resident lived with two dogs, Shadow and Rebel, and has provided refuge to numerous…

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After Lahaina fire, 16 relatives crowd into one Maui house

WAIKAPU GARDENS, Hawaii —  The 4-year-old girl sat in the center of the living room chaos, jamming two empty crayon boxes together. “It’s going to be a house,” whispered Keona Valiente,…

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Photos: One week after Lahaina wildfire

One week after a devastating wildfire swept through the historic town of Lahaina, Hawaii residents and others aren’t waiting for government help but are organizing their own aid stations to…

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Hawaiian surfing legend leads relief effort in Lahaina

LAHAINA, Hawaii —  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…

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Lahaina video: Desperate escape, wall of fire in rearview mirror

MAALAEA, Hawaii —  After an exhausting day battling to protect his family’s home in Lahaina against hurricane-like wind — it felled trees, tore apart roofs and knocked down power lines —…

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Mourning the catastrophic loss of Hawaiian culture and history in Lahaina

As it so often is, Lahaina’s Front Street was set on Saturday to be a scene celebrating the Hawaiian culture that is so deeply rooted on the storied strip of…

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