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Lahaina Fire Came Amid Record String of Natural Disasters In 2023 Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2023

Lahaina Fire Came Amid Record String of Natural Disasters In 2023

Environmental threats on the rise as costly geopolitical problems loom as well.

Tokuda Pushes Bill To Give Money To Small Businesses, Nonprofits Affected By Maui Fires Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

Tokuda Pushes Bill To Give Money To Small Businesses, Nonprofits Affected By Maui Fires

The Hawaii congresswoman says the money could help with rent, payroll and other operating expenses.

Hawaii Gets Federal Funding Boost In Mental Health Support For Maui Fire Victims Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

Hawaii Gets Federal Funding Boost In Mental Health Support For Maui Fire Victims

While concerns mount about the psychological stress fire victims are experiencing, officials say there has not been an increase in suicide rates.

A Federal Government Shutdown Looms Over The Islands Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2020

A Federal Government Shutdown Looms Over The Islands

Hawaii has tens of thousands of federal workers, including active duty military, who could be affected.

Congressional Committee Pushes HECO On How To Reduce Future Fire Risk (Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2023)

Congressional Committee Pushes HECO On How To Reduce Future Fire Risk

The company's chief executive was one of several Hawaii power industry officials called to testify at the first congressional hearing into the Aug. 8 wildfires.

Can The GOP Set Aside Partisan Politics To Find Out What Really Happened In Maui? U.S. Army National Guard/2023

Can The GOP Set Aside Partisan Politics To Find Out What Really Happened In Maui?

A House oversight committee will hold its first public hearing focused on the role of Hawaiian Electric in the Aug. 8 Maui fires.

Biden Boosts Disaster Aid For Maui Fire Recovery Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2023

Biden Boosts Disaster Aid For Maui Fire Recovery

The president says federal funding will cover all debris removal and other emergency protective measures.

$1000 Hotel Rooms? House GOP Wants Answers From FEMA On Maui Wildfires Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2022

$1000 Hotel Rooms? House GOP Wants Answers From FEMA On Maui Wildfires

The House Oversight and Accountability Committee sent a letter to FEMA's top administrator asking questions about its response to the Maui wildfires.

US House Sets First Hearing On HECO’s Role In Deadly Wildfires Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

US House Sets First Hearing On HECO’s Role In Deadly Wildfires

Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who traveled to Maui earlier this month to witness the devastation, has vowed to get to the bottom of what happened when a wildfire destroyed much of the coastal community killing at least 115 people.

Schatz: Government Shutdown Shouldn’t Stop Maui Recovery Efforts David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Schatz: Government Shutdown Shouldn’t Stop Maui Recovery Efforts

President Biden has already approved a disaster declaration that allows Hawaii to access federal relief aid.

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