Maui Strong 808

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May 18

Maui students visit another community that emerged from tragedy

A group of students whose community was devastated by the Maui wildfires were given that chance through the Tomodachi Initiative to get inspired by another community that emerged from tragedy.
May 18
VIDEO: Maui students visit another community that emerged from tragedy
May 14

Lahaina students find hope visiting a once devastated area of Japan

Students in Lahaina visit an area of Japan that recovered from a powerful earthquake and tsunami and ABC News’ Becky Worley explains.
May 14
VIDEO: Lahaina students find hope visiting a once devastated area of Japan
May 09

With suicides rising in Hawaii, organizations try to help locals mental health

Mental health expert says it’s hard to be well on Maui right now.
May 09
VIDEO: Maui 808: New beginnings in the New Year
May 08

Maui faces major housing issue months after devastating wildfires

Most families are still without homes as construction permits are far from getting approved.
May 08
VIDEO: Maui faces major housing issue months after devastating wildfires
May 02

Maui officials want to phase out short-term rentals

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green recently signed the bill into law.
May 02
Governor of Hawaii Josh Green speaks during a press conference about the destruction of historic Lahaina and the aftermath of wildfires in western Maui in Wailuku, Hawaii on Aug. 10, 2023.
April 27

Celebrating small businesses in Maui

GMA welcomes two Maui local business entrepreneurs as part of "Nation Small Business Week" to bring awareness and help small businesses.
April 27
VIDEO: Celebrating small businesses in Maui
April 23

Why Lahaina was once considered ‘Venice of the Pacific’

Community leader Paele Kiakona explains the history of Lahaina.
April 23
Community leader Paele Kiakona explains the history of Lahaina.
April 17
Burned houses and buildings are pictured in the aftermath of a wildfire, is seen in Lahaina, western Maui, Hawaii August 12, 2023.
April 16

Deadly Maui fire's cause and origin still unknown months later

The wildfires killed at least 101 people.
April 16
The hall of historic Waiola Church in Lahaina and nearby Lahaina Hongwanji Mission are engulfed in flames along Wainee Street on Aug. 8, 2023, in Lahaina, Hawaii.
April 13

Deadly accident at Honolulu cruise ship terminal

A van slammed into a group of passengers, killing a 68-year old woman and injuring 5 others. Four are in serious condition.
April 13
VIDEO: Deadly accident at Honolulu cruise ship terminal
April 13

Deadly shuttle bus crash in Hawaii

Police say a driver accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes while dropping off a group of people leaving at least one dead and 10 injured in Honolulu.
April 13
VIDEO: Deadly shuttle bus crash in Hawaii
April 10

Maui students find hope after wildfires through Hawaii-Japan exchange program

Survivors of 2011 deadly earthquake, tsunami offer valuable life lessons.
April 10
11 students affected by the Lahaina wildfires in Maui visit Higashimatsushima, Miyagi, to witness its recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011.
April 09

Hawaii ban on short-term vacation rentals moves forward in legislature

The state is facing a housing affordability and homelessness crisis.
April 09
In this Jan. 12, 2024, file photo, the Hawaii State Capitol is shown in Honolulu.
April 08

Maui 808: Rebuilding Lahaina

A group of students from the tight-knit community of Lahaina are getting a first-hand look at the way others have recovered after a natural disaster.
April 08
VIDEO: Maui 808: Rebuilding Lahaina
April 09

Short-term rental ban moving through Hawaii legislature 

State lawmakers are hoping to tackle the issues of increased homelessness and rising housing costs.
April 09
State lawmakers are hoping to tackle the issues of increased homelessness and rising housing costs.
April 09

Culture exchange program gives hope to students affected by the wildfires in Hawaii

Eleven students affected by the Lahaina wildfires on Maui visited Higashimatsushima, Miyagi, to witness its recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011.
April 09
VIDEO:  Culture exchange program gives hope to 11 students affected by the wildfires in Hawaii
March 20

Maui officials slow to hand over documents in deadly fire investigation, AG says

Phase One of the investigation is set to analyze how the fire incident unfolded.
March 20
Homes consumed in wildfires are seen in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 16

The women powering Maui’s recovery

During those seven months of recovery after the devastating wildfires in Maui, a group of women came together to protect the land and empower the community.
March 16
VIDEO: The women powering Maui’s recovery
March 14

Hiker rescues dog from Hawaii mountain

Sergio Florian said he could not leave the 1,000-foot peak without Stevie, who he found weak and alone.
March 14
VIDEO: Hiker rescues dog from Hawaii mountain
March 09

Maui's wahine take charge to help land and residents recover after wildfires

Leading the charge for change are the island's "wahine," or women.
March 09
Ka'io Martin, Carolyn Auweloa, and Autumn Ness spoke with ABC News.
March 08

Maui 808: The women powering Maui’s recovery

ABC News’ Jaclyn Lee meets with the women who are helping Maui navigate some of its biggest issues following the August fires, including protecting its environment and resolving its housing crisis.
March 08
VIDEO: Maui 808: The women powering Maui’s recovery
March 08

Women creating change and recovery in Maui

Friday is International Women's Day and ABC News Live is honoring the women making a difference in Maui, months after the deadly wildfires.
March 08
VIDEO: Women creating change and recovery in Maui
February 27

Canadian tourist survives after driving off cliff in Hawaii

The driver also got swept out to sea but was rescued, officials said.
February 27
The driver also got swept out to sea but was rescued, officials said.
February 20

Hawaii may impose climate tourist tax

Hawaii is considering a new fee for vacationers and tourists who visit the islands. Also, Capital One is buying Discover in a major credit card merger.
February 20
VIDEO: Hawaii may impose climate tourist tax
February 09

New report reveals new details in police's response to Maui wildfires

Investigators said they are learning more about what happened when police were called to respond during the deadly blaze.
February 09
VIDEO:  New report reveals new details in police's response to Maui wildfires
February 08

6 months after deadly wildfires, Maui Police Department releases review of response

ABC News’ Mola Lenghi sits down with key members of Maui Police Department to address the after-action report six months after deadly wildfire, fallout from community and their own personal tragedies.
February 08
VIDEO: 6 months after deadly wildfires, Maui Police Department releases review of response
February 08

A look at Maui 6 months after the fires

The Maui Police Department released an after-action report detailing its response to the Maui wildfires amid public criticism of its actions that day. ABC News’ Mola Lenghi reports.
February 08
VIDEO: A look at Maui 6 months after the fires
February 08

Maui Strong 808: 6 months later, police review response to deadly fires

Six months after the island was ravaged, police revisit their response.
February 08
In an aerial view, burned structures and cars are seen two months after a devastating wildfire on October 09, 2023 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
February 05

Maui police release findings of probe into response to deadly wildfires

The Maui PD released its after-action investigation report on Monday.
February 05
Aftermath of the wildfires in the Maui neighborhood of Lahaina last August.
February 07

Hawaii bill would ban foreigners from buying land

The proposed bill aims to address concerns about the housing crisis in Hawaii, according to state Sen. Brenton Awa.
February 07
VIDEO: Hawaii bill would ban foreigners from buying land
February 06

Maui police release 1st report after investigation into response to deadly blazes

The 98-page document paints a picture of chaos on Maui as winds from a Pacific hurricane fueled a series of fires that started throughout Aug. 8 in four different locations on the island.
February 06
The 98-page document paints a picture of chaos on Maui as winds from a Pacific hurricane fueled a series of fires that started throughout Aug. 8 in four different locations on the 727-square-mile island.
February 06

Maui police release 1st report into deadly wildfires

Investigators determined a perfect storm of high winds, fast flames, low visibility, downed power lines, as well as communications problems, all complicated the response to the deadly fires in Maui.
February 06
VIDEO: Maui police release 1st report into deadly wildfires
January 08

Maui 808: New beginnings in the New Year

ABC News’ Melissa Adan reports on ways Lahaina residents who lost their homes in the Maui fires are working to move forward into the new year, as well as those who are still facing issues doing so.
January 08
VIDEO: Maui 808: New beginnings in the New Year
January 09

Displaced Lahaina residents still in limbo

Five months after a massive fire destroyed much of western Maui, many residents are still struggling to rebuild or find affordable housing.
January 09
VIDEO:  Displaced Lahaina residents still in limbo
January 08

Families move away as hurdles for rebuilding in Maui continue

ABC News’ Melissa Adan talks to families who left Maui after last year’s deadly wildfires and some of the hurdles to getting insurance money for victims.
January 08
VIDEO: Families move away as hurdles for rebuilding in Maui continue
January 08

New beginnings following Maui wildfires

ABC News’ Melissa Adan reports on ongoing insurance claims and speaks with a family that decided to move thousands of miles away from the devastation.
January 08
VIDEO: New beginnings following Maui wildfires
January 08

'Painful': Maui wildfire survivors face mental health crisis, service providers warn

Some residents continue to face housing and financial struggles.
January 08
In an aerial view, burned cars and homes are seen a neighborhood that was destroyed by a wildfire on Aug. 17, 2023 in Lahaina, Hawaii.
December 18

Celebrities, musicians provide instruments for Maui wildfire victims

ABC News’ Will Carr highlights two organizations that are hosting a Christmas concert on Maui to provide instruments to local kids who lost everything during the fires.
December 18
VIDEO: Celebrities, musicians provide instruments for Maui wildfire victims
December 16

How residents in Kapalua are keeping the music alive

Four months after devastating wildfires tore through Maui, the heart of Lahaina has reopened to residents and kids were donated instruments.
December 16
VIDEO: How residents in Kapalua are keeping the music alive
December 13

Hiker in Hawaii tumbles thousands of feet down cliff

A hiker was rescued after tumbling down Ko'olau Summit Trail in Honolulu.
December 13
A hiker was rescued after tumbling down Ko'olau Summit Trail in Honolulu.
December 11

Maui 808: Kokua and ongoing philanthropic efforts on Maui

ABC News’ Becky Worley explores kokua, which means help or assistance, and the ongoing philanthropic efforts on Maui.
December 11
VIDEO: Maui 808: Kokua and ongoing philanthropic efforts on Maui
December 09

Displaced Maui residents find uplifting holiday 'kokua' after wildfires

Residents said they are grateful for the generosity they've received.
December 09
Volunteers created hundreds of stockings to be sent to Maui children.
December 08

Maui 808: How worldwide help for families is bringing joy to the holidays after fires

ABC News' Rebecca Worley goes to Lahaina, Maui, where help for families from around the world is pouring in just in time for the holidays.
December 08
VIDEO: Maui 808: How worldwide help for families is bringing joy to the holidays after fires
December 08

Residents of Maui continue to heal from deadly wildfires

ABC News' Becky Worley joins from Maui to discuss how victims of the fires are still displaced and struggling as Christmas approaches.
December 08
VIDEO: Residents of Maui continue to heal from deadly wildfires
December 08

Checking in on Maui months after deadly fire

ABC News' Becky Worley has the latest on the recovery and how this Christmas season will be unlike any other on the island.
December 08
VIDEO: Checking in on Maui months after deadly fire
December 08
In an aerial view, a recovery vehicle drives past burned structures and cars two months after a devastating wildfire, Oct. 9, 2023, in Lahaina, Hawaii.
August 17

Maui Strong: How to support wildfire relief efforts

"Good Morning America" is helping drive donations for Maui fire victims.
August 17
"Good Morning America" is helping raise awareness for Maui fire relief efforts.
November 29

Maui mayor targets short-term rentals, timeshares to address housing crisis

The bill targets short-term rentals, timeshares and non-owner-occupied housing.
November 29
Maui County Mayor Richard Bissen speaks during a press conference after visiting a distribution center in the aftermath of the Maui wildfires in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Aug. 18, 2023.
November 28

Key Maui departments subpoenaed amid wildfire probe

Three Maui departments have been served subpoenas by Hawaii's attorney general.
November 28
A view of destruction from Hwy 30 days after a fierce wildfire destroyed the town, Aug. 14, 2023, in Lahaina, Hawaii.
November 16

Helping kids cope in Maui

ABC News’ Danny New spoke with the couple who organized a group helping children affected by the wildfires in Maui.
November 16
VIDEO:  Helping kids cope in Maui