The Chinese community on Maui dates back to their arrival on merchant ships and sugar cane plantations days. A museum that educated visitors about Chinese history in Lāhainā burned down during the Aug. 8 wildfires. HPR's Cassie Ordonio spoke with a Wo Hing Temple Museum and Cookhouse docent about how the structure and its cultural artifacts will be recovered.
A wildfire burned through the town of Lāhainā on Aug. 8, causing loss of life, property and cultural landmarks. HPR continues to cover Maui's efforts to heal and rebuild.
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A report submitted to the United Nations claims that Hawaiʻi’s midwifery licensure law violates international human rights standards. The report was written by the global advocacy group Center for Reproductive Rights and 14 other organizations.
Some immigrants who have been affected by the Lāhainā fires last month may be hesitant about seeking disaster relief assistance. The latest U.S. Census Bureau data show that about 32% of Lahaina’s population is “foreign-born."
Lāhainā residents are bracing for what they'll find when they return to the ruins of their homes after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century killed at least 97 people and destroyed thousands of buildings. Authorities on Monday will begin escorting the first residents back into the burn zone.
Maui has seen a sharp economic decline in the immediate aftermath from deadly Aug. 8 fires, but UHERO's latest economic forecast does not see a significant spillover to the rest of the state.
The history of Christianity in Hawaiʻi is a complicated one. And now parts of that history have led to an investigation by the United Church of Christ. The research was initiated by a couple dozen historically Native Hawaiian churches — some of which celebrated 200 years of service in the islands this year. HPR's Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.
Friday marks a week since Fire Controlman 3rd Class Robert Thomas Stout was laid to rest with military honors in Cottonwood cemetery in Northern California. He was, until recently, one of the unknown sailors killed during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
After five years of planning and preparation, Hōkūleʻa set off for a four-year voyage around the Pacific in June 2023. Stay tuned for HPR's coverage of Hōkūleʻa as reporters interview crew members and track their progress.
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