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Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – Maui fire response turns to healing, rebuilding 

Neighbors are helping each other rebuild after the historic deadly fire on Maui. The community is in line for hundreds of millions of dollars in federal and state funds, in addition to private donations from all over the world. More than a month after the blaze swept through the city of Lahaina and the surrounding area, officials are still sorting out the cause and the factors that contributed to its severity. And, while not as bad as originally feared, the death toll approaches 100 people. We’ll check back in with the rebuilding effort in Hawaii and what some of the major challenges are as residents look to the future.


Kalico Kaauamo (Kanaka Maoli), taro farmer, musician, and Hawaiian language advocate  

Kyle Kawakamichef and owner of Maui Fresh Streatery

Marlene Ricedevelopmental director for the Maui Food Bank

Dr. Lance D. Collinsprivate practice attorney in Maui