The program means those who lost family members or were injured in the Lahaina fire could receive payments of more than $1 million by the spring. But by participating they'd waive the right to sue.
In the days after the Aug. 8 wildfire, some people were able to return to their properties to evaluate the damage. But since then, the burned area has been off-limits to all but authorized workers.
In Hawaii, people who lost their homes to wildfires could soon be living in a pop-up village, with space for around 250 people.
The new tally of 66 people still missing represents a significant drop from a week earlier, when authorities said 385 remained unaccounted for. The confirmed death toll remains at 115.
When the deadly wildfires ignited on Maui, tourists were turned away. Three weeks later, business owners are eager for them visit — responsibly.
Families displaced by wildfire get a welcome reprieve as a surf session for kids and families gave them a chance for a normal Saturday.
Since the fire residents have gotten multiple calls from realtors offering to buy their land. Activists want a role in planning, to keep developers from pushing out those who call Lahaina home.
Search and recovery teams say the work to identify human remains in Lahaina is grueling and complicated by the fact that the fire burned so hot, even just making a positive ID is difficult.
The latest revision came after Hawaii Gov. Josh Green said the FBI was working to "un-duplicate" people who were reported missing.