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Maui mayor OKs soil stabilizer to control ash

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to start applying the soil stabilizer Soiltac to properties burned in the Aug. 8 Lahaina wildfire as soon as next week after an initial delay by Maui County officials in granting approval. Read more

                                Crews with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency worked in August to remove hazardous household materials from Kula properties that were burned in an Aug. 8 wildfire in Upcountry Maui.
EPA urges use of toxic-dust control agent in Lahaina

Despite concerns about cleanup activities, wind and rain sending toxic ash into the air and ocean following the devastating Aug. 8 Lahaina wildfire, Maui County is waiting until owners and residents have been able to visit their homes and properties in burned areas before applying a polymer product to control dust and runoff. Read more

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                                People participated in a sign-waving rally Wednesday along Honoapiilani Highway at the entrance to the Westin Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali before the start of a Maui County Council committee meeting.
West Maui tourism to return in phases

Maui Mayor Richard Bissen on Wednesday announced the staggered reopening of tourism in West Maui, starting Oct. 8 with the northernmost resort area of Kapalua. Read more

                                Today is the first day those with verified ties to the first residential zone in Lahaina will be able to get vehicle passes to reenter the area starting Monday. Above, a view of Lahaina on Wednesday.
Passes to Maui disaster zone now available

Thirty-six street addresses are included in the first residential zone to reopen to property owners and residents who will be able to see for themselves the destruction left behind by the deadly Aug. 8 Lahaina wildfire. Read more

                                Above left, Joseph Lara, 86, with his devoted companion Haupia, was identified through DNA on Saturday as one of the Lahaina wildfire’s 115 victims.
Gov. Green expects number of unaccounted to drop on Maui

An updated list of people unaccounted for in the wake of the deadly Aug. 8 Lahaina wildfire is due to be released today, and Gov. Josh Green said he expects the number to have dropped to “the lower double digits” — and perhaps below 50 — from the 388 names first released Aug. 24. Read more

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