"The single features Mick Fleetwood, Jake Shimabukuro, and Henry Kapono, and is the group’s first release since their 2021 album Liberté"
"The Music for Lahaina fundraising campaign will also help to get instruments back into the hands of young people in Lahaina who lost theirs during the fires"
Hawaii: Disaster Recovery Community Update Meetings to launch in Lahaina this month
"Starting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 2023 and continuing Wednesdays through Nov. 29, 2023, at Lahaina Civic Center, the four Disaster Recovery Community Update Meetings will be led by Oliveira, who will provide re-entry updates, progress, schedule and common community questions. " #Lahaina #Hawaii #Wildfire #Disaster
“For the first time since the August fires, Old #Lahaina Luau’s [#hula] dancers will perform again, but not on the Valley Isle. Next month they will star in a pair of special performances in Las Vegas.”
After being closed since the Aug. 8 wildfire, a longtime Lahaina luau finds new life https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2023/10/31/after-being-closed-since-aug-8-wildfire-longtime-lahaina-luau-finds-new-life/
By Travis Hartman, Adolfo Arranz, Sudev Kiyada and Simon Scarr
Published Oct. 25, 2023
"In the case of Lahaina, the age of the building helps cleanup crews determine which ruined plots might be more dangerous than others. Older structures were more likely to have used #asbestos, for example - a cancer-causing insulation material now banned in construction. The plantation-era wooden structures from the early to mid 1900s, which fueled the fire’s rapid spread through the town, might have used timber coated in poisonous #arsenic to ward away insects and rot.
"The everyday objects and materials that populate an average U.S. household generally pose no threat. But when #plastic materials, lead pipes, outdated insulation, treated wood or #batteries are engulfed by fire, they can change dramatically for the worse."
Maui'deki orman yangınından sağ kurtulanlar, Lahaina'yı yok eden, evleri ve canları alan ve ada yaşamını harap eden trajik felaketin yaralarını sarmaya devam ediyor.
#nature #human #maui #lahaina
It's been nearly two months but the devastation of Lahaina is still heavy on the minds of those of us in Hawaii. The Comic Jan Hawaii drink & draw crew did a Maui Strong themed stream where we drew Maui themed art. This is mine. An image of old Lahaina town was used as reference but I kept the drawing very impressionistic and dropped out vehicles and people. The wahine if just made up.
Please consider making a donation to help the Maui relief efforts. There are many organizations you can choose from, I'm suggesting the following:
The Maui Strong Fund
The Maui Foodbank
The Maui Humane Society
20x replay at:
YT Short at:
@kategenevieve This is so nice to hear! No one talks of #Lahaina anymore but now is the moment to support them. I am saddened by the fact many people see it as a done deal that they will be expelled and property developers will move in, like rabid capitalism is a fact of life. I can only hope the Hawaiian warrior tradition gives them strength to challenge that belief!
A little happy news to end the day. #Lahaina https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/symbol-of-hope-see-iconic-banyan-tree-sprout-new-leaves-after-being-scorched-in-maui-fires/ar-AA1h0prC
Healing #Lāhainā, Healing Our World
Expensive rentals on Airbnb and Vrbo and the rising prices of homes, condos and apartments make housing practically unaffordable for local communities. In addition, service wage residents have to compete with #billionaires such as Oprah #Winfrey, Mark #Zuckerberg, and Larry #Ellison for real estate Even with surplus taxation from the tourism sector, most of the revenue from tourism leaves the islands to the portfolios of shareholders
Full UH scholarships announced for Lahainaluna High seniors https://www.staradvertiser.com/2023/09/19/breaking-news/full-uh-scholarships-announced-for-lahainluna-high-seniors/
This makes me incredibly happy. Link to Hawaii DLNR Instagram showing new growth on Lahaina’s historic banyan tree. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CxUJnF4o6u-/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== #hawaiidlnr #mauifires #lahaina
🚒 I supported a fundraiser set up by the New Bedford Fire Dept. for 15 Lahaina firefighters who lost their homes in the recent Maui wildfires and received a t-shirt in the mail.
I will continue to support the people of Maui on their road of recovery and rebuilding🙏🏽
Military laboratory specialists assisting local officials identify human remains cautioned that death tolls sometimes change as body bags are processed.
I have said before that - despite our geographical isolation - #China and #Russia are likely to be especially interested in influencing Hawaiian public opinion. Here, the NYT reports on both countries' recent attempts to sow discord in the islands in the wake of the #Lāhainā fires through AI-assisted disinformation campaigns. #Hawaii https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/11/us/politics/china-disinformation-ai.html?smid=nytcore-android-share
Many of Lahaina's cultural riches were destroyed in the devastating wildfires last month. The Washington Post spoke to community members including Lucas Smith Sequeira, a 15-year-old who has had to relocate to Oregon, but is determined to maintain the legacy of his late grandfather, a master carver and canoe builder. “Hopefully, the school I go to has woodworking,” Lucas said. Story may be paywalled.
Nach schweren Bränden: Hawaiis Tourismus-Dilemma
Auf Hawaii wüteten die schlimmsten Wald- und Buschbrände der USA seit mehr als 100 Jahren. Noch immer sind viele Menschen vermisst. Das Leid, das die Brände hinterlassen haben, verschärft auch alte Konflikte. Von S. Schmidt.
"Members of the affected Filipino community say they face unique challenges, including the toll of continuing to work in the tourism industry, the inability to access aid because of language and immigration status and financial challenges tied to their multigenerational households."
Update on #Maui #wildfire missing individuals. 66 individuals officially missing, another 80 potentially missing but no initial reporting party was provided or was available for follow-up. #Lahaina https://www.mauicounty.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=12828
The town’s historic preservation group is considering plans to reconstruct some buildings that partially survived the Aug. 8 fire.
"For many Native Hawaiians, the ruins of Lahaina are a harbinger of what’s to come if Hawaiʻi continues to follow the capitalist system under US occupation."
Excellent overview of what is happening in the Hawaiian sovereignty movement especially right now in light of Lahaina.
#Maui Community Distribution Hubs (from the Maui Fire, Flood and Disaster Relief Group via Facebook) #Lahaina #disaster https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kf3NWet2HM5gLwm2gkCZjoveYKQ-l4MLxchfyHGQfQ0/htmlview
In their @uwcip rapid research report, Caulfield and Starbird also examined Twitter/X discourse around the Lahaina fires on Maui. They write: "Both during the fires themselves and in the aftermath, X discourse has leaned into conspiracism, with much of the discourse centering around theories the fires may have been deliberate." [3/3]
Read their report: https://www.cip.uw.edu/2023/08/31/youtube-lahaina-wildfires-causes/
Okay, this made me cry. It looks like #Lahaina's iconic #BanyanTree is going to survive. https://bigislandgazette.com/signs-of-life-for-lahaina-banyan-tree/
Java Jazz, a cafe just a few miles from downtown Lahaina, has stayed open throughout the aftermath of the Aug. 8 catastrophe. NPR spoke to its owner, Farzad Azad, about why he chose not to close, and the challenges he and his team have faced in recent weeks.
Opinion: Seems like officials in #Lahaina are trying to rush into the "everything is normal" "we'll recover" "search is over" phase. vs. a careful sift-and-filter operation. My prediction is it will all bog down after a few skeletal remains are found by clearing/hazmat crews and they realize they didn't do a thorough search job for remains (bone fragments incinerated are not readily detectable by cadaver dogs). #Hawaii #wildfire #disaster
Tale of two Mauis: West Maui/Lahaina devastated by fire; rest of Maui reeling from loss of tourists who fuel economy
#Maui #Wildfire #2023 #Lahaina #Kula #Tourism #Hawaii
Fundraisers for Maui wildfire victims in Hawaiʻi , California, Washington : Maui Now
#Maui #Lahaina #Fundraiser #Wildfire #2023 #Hawaii #Music #Comedy
The Aug. 8 fires in Lahaina and Upcountry killed at least 115 people and left thousands more without their homes and businesses. Here's a look back at the past two weeks.
More local coverage: "Maui plans to release list of more than 1,000 still missing after Lahaina wildfire... the county plans to soon release the names of the missing in hopes of tracking some down." #Maui #Lahaina #wildfire #disaster #MissingPerson https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2023/08/22/2-weeks-after-flames-tore-through-lahaina-hundreds-remain-unaccounted/
"officials said at a briefing Tuesday that 1,000 to 1,100 people were unaccounted for and that number may rise if more reports come in." #Hawaii #Lahaina #wildfire #disaster https://www.axios.com/2023/08/16/maui-wildfire-death-toll-missing?utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=editorial