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                                Shelee Kimura, president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Electric, left; Mark Glick, chief energy officer of the Hawaii State Energy Office; and Leodoloff Asuncion Jr., chairman of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, were sworn in Thursday before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Capitol Hill.
House panel questions actions of HECO, PUC

Hawaiian Electric’s top executive would not commit to Congress that the company would publicize the findings of an internal investigation into the utility’s role in the Aug. 8. Lahaina fire that killed at least 97 people and left 7,500 homeless. Read more

                                Travelers passed through Kahului Airport on Thursday.
Tourism tumbles for Hawaii in aftermath of Maui fires

Visitor arrivals and spending for the state fell in August as visitor arrivals to Maui plummeted nearly 58% and spending fell 49% after the devastating Aug. 8 Lahaina wildfire — the worst natural disaster in state history and the deadliest U.S. wildfire in over a century. Read more

                                Students at King Kamehameha III School will return to class at Princess Nahi­enaena Elementary beginning Oct. 18. The charred campus of King Kameha­meha III School stands at its former location at Front Street.
Lahaina parents, teachers call for safety monitoring for students

Many West Maui families and educators doubt that the three Lahaina public schools reopening in October are as safe as officials say, and they want to see stronger monitoring for toxic substances and emergency and evacuation plans set up well before students and employees return, according to numerous testifiers at an emotional public meeting Thursday. Read more

                                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

                                <strong>Shelee Kimura: </strong>
                                <em>The president and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Co. said the utility is cooperating fully with investigators to find the cause of the fire </em>
Congressional inquiry to focus on the cause of the deadly Lahaina fire

Members of Congress today will attempt to get to the bottom of what led to the deadly Lahaina firestorm — including questions that to date have gone largely unanswered about the timeline of what happened Aug. 8, Hawaiian Electric Co.’s electrical grid, and wildfire mitigation measures. Read more

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