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Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson pledged $10M for Maui wildfire survivors. They gave much more.

The Entertainment Industry Foundation says the People's Fund of Maui, an initiative started by Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson to benefit survivors of the wildfires in Maui, has given away almost $60 million
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April 21, 2024 at 10:46 PM

Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis

An acute housing shortage hitting fire survivors on the Hawaiian island of Maui is squeezing out residents even as they try to overcome the loss of loved ones, their homes and their community
April 21, 2024 at 10:46 PM
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after wildfire amplifies housing crisis
April 17, 2024 at 9:34 PM

Hawaii AG report details timeline and factors that contributed to deadly Maui wildfires

Hawaii Attorney General Anne Lopez released the first set of findings from an investigation into the Lahaina, Maui wildfires in 2023.
April 17, 2024 at 9:34 PM
Hawaii AG report details timeline, factors that contributed to deadly Maui wildfires
April 16, 2024 at 11:50 PM

Maui Fire Department report on deadly wildfire details need for more equipment and mutual aid plans

When wildfires broke out across the Hawaiian island of Maui last August, some firefighters carried victims piggyback over downed power lines to safety and sheltered survivors inside their fire engines
April 16, 2024 at 11:50 PM
April 16, 2024 at 9:44 PM

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

The Maui Fire Department released its report on Tuesday about how it responded to the deadly wildfires that erupted on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
April 16, 2024 at 9:44 PM
Deadly Maui fire's cause and origin still unknown months later
April 14, 2024 at 3:12 AM

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 14, 2024 at 3:12 AM
Deadly accident at Honolulu cruise ship terminal
April 13, 2024 at 4:51 PM

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, 2024 at 4:51 PM
Deadly shuttle bus crash in Hawaii
April 13, 2024 at 2:54 AM

Heavy rain across Kauai prompts rescues from floodwater, but no immediate reports of injuries

Several people on the Hawaiian island of Kauai needed to be rescued from floodwaters during heavy rain, but there were no immediate reports of injuries
April 13, 2024 at 2:54 AM
Heavy rain across Kauai prompts rescues from floodwater
April 13, 2024 at 2:09 AM

1 dead after shuttle bus crashes at a Honolulu cruise ship terminal

One person died and multiple people were injured when a shuttle bus collided with pedestrians and concrete barriers at a Honolulu cruise ship terminal
April 13, 2024 at 2:09 AM
1 dead after shuttle bus crashes at a Honolulu cruise ship terminal
April 12, 2024 at 9:06 PM

Hawaii says it's safe to surf and swim in Lahaina's coastal waters after wildfire

Hawaii authorities say coastal waters off the wildfire-stricken town of Lahaina pose no significant risk to human health and it’s safe to surf and swim there
April 12, 2024 at 9:06 PM
Hawaii says it's safe to surf and swim in Lahaina's coastal waters after wildfire
April 11, 2024 at 11:40 PM

Hawaii-Japan exchange program offers Maui students hope after wildfires

Students from Hawaii who were impacted by the Maui wildfires traveled to Japan to learn from the community there how residents recovered from their own disaster.
April 11, 2024 at 11:40 PM
Maui students find hope after wildfires through Hawaii-Japan exchange program
April 10, 2024 at 11:45 AM

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

Two bills moving through the Hawaii legislature could phase out short-term rentals as the state tries to tackle rising housing costs and homelessness.
April 10, 2024 at 11:45 AM
Hawaii ban on short-term vacation rentals moves forward in legislature
April 10, 2024 at 1:11 AM

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 10, 2024 at 1:11 AM
Maui 808: Rebuilding Lahaina
April 10, 2024 at 12:45 AM

Short-term rental ban moving through Hawaii legislature 

State lawmakers are hoping to tackle the issues of increased homelessness and rising housing costs.
April 10, 2024 at 12:45 AM
Short-term rental ban moving through Hawaii legislature 
April 9, 2024 at 11:19 AM

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 9, 2024 at 11:19 AM
Culture exchange program gives hope to students affected by the wildfires in Hawaii
1 month ago

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

Seven months after wildfires ripped through Maui, investigators are finalizing a comprehensive report that is now set to be released on April 17, 2024.
1 month ago
Maui officials slow to hand over documents in deadly fire investigation, AG says
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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.
1 month ago
The women powering Maui’s recovery
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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.
1 month ago
Hiker rescues dog from Hawaii mountain
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Maui's women take lead in projects to help land and residents recovering after wildfires

Nearly seven months after wildfires destroyed most of Maui, some of the island's longtime women residents are taking charge to ensure a better tomorrow.
1 month ago
Maui's wahine take charge to help land and residents recover after wildfires
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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.
1 month ago
Maui 808: The women powering Maui’s recovery
1 month ago

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.
1 month ago
Women creating change and recovery in Maui
2 months ago

Canadian tourist survives after driving off cliff in Hawaii

The driver also got swept out to sea but was rescued, officials said.
2 months ago
Canadian tourist survives after driving off cliff in Hawaii
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Hawaii may impose climate tourist tax
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
New report reveals new details in police's response to Maui wildfires
2 months ago

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

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.
2 months ago
A look at Maui 6 months after the fires
2 months ago

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

Six months after the island of Maui was ravaged by deadly wildfires, police revisit their response.
2 months ago
Maui Strong 808: 6 months later, police review response to deadly fires
2 months ago

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

The Maui Police Department released its after-action investigation report on Monday.
2 months ago
Maui police release findings of probe into response to deadly wildfires
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Hawaii bill would ban foreigners from buying land
3 months ago

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.
3 months ago
Maui police release 1st report after investigation into response to deadly blazes
3 months ago

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.
3 months ago
Maui police release 1st report into deadly wildfires
3 months ago

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.
3 months ago
Maui 808: New beginnings in the New Year
3 months ago

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.
3 months ago
Displaced Lahaina residents still in limbo
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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.
3 months ago
Families move away as hurdles for rebuilding in Maui continue
3 months ago

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.
3 months ago
New beginnings following Maui wildfires
3 months ago

Maui wildfire survivors face mental health crisis months after tragedy

Five months after wildfires destroyed homes and lives on the island of Maui, residents and officials are sounding the alarm on an ongoing mental health crisis.
3 months ago
'Painful': Maui wildfire survivors face mental health crisis, service providers warn
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Celebrities, musicians provide instruments for Maui wildfire victims
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
How residents in Kapalua are keeping the music alive
4 months ago

Hiker in Hawaii tumbles thousands of feet down cliff

A hiker was rescued after tumbling down Ko'olau Summit Trail in Honolulu.
4 months ago
Hiker in Hawaii tumbles thousands of feet down cliff
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Maui 808: Kokua and ongoing philanthropic efforts on Maui
4 months ago

Displaced Maui residents find uplifting holiday 'kokua' after wildfires

The Maui community has found ways to make the holidays feel special despite their months of despair following the wildfires.
4 months ago
Displaced Maui residents find uplifting holiday 'kokua' after wildfires
4 months ago

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

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.
4 months ago
Residents of Maui continue to heal from deadly wildfires
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Checking in on Maui months after deadly fire
4 months ago

Native Hawaiians fighting to take control of Maui's water rights amid wildfire cleanup

A battle is brewing in Maui over one of the most essential resources for human survival: water.
4 months ago
Native Hawaiians fight to take control of Maui's water rights amid wildfire cleanup
4 months ago

Maui Strong: How to support wildfire relief efforts

To help drive donations for wildfire relief efforts on Maui, "Good Morning America" is highlighting how you can help support.
4 months ago
Maui Strong: How to support wildfire relief efforts
5 months ago

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

A bill was introduced to incentivize owners of short-term rentals, timeshares and non-owner-occupied housing to use their units as temporary housing after the wildfires.
5 months ago
Maui mayor targets short-term rentals, timeshares to address housing crisis
5 months ago

Hawaii attorney general subpoenas multiple Maui departments amid wildfire probe

Hawaii Attorney General Anne E. Lopez has subpoenaed major Maui county agencies in connection with the deadly August wildfire.
5 months ago
Key Maui departments subpoenaed amid wildfire probe
5 months ago

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.
5 months ago
Helping kids cope in Maui
5 months ago

Maui 808 initiative

GMA takes us into Maui's burn zone with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers three months after the wildfires that devastated the town of Lahaina.
5 months ago
Maui 808 initiative