Lahaina residents deliver petition asking Hawaii governor to delay tourism reopening
By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press | Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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Lahaina residents and their supporters hold signs and flags at the Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, at a news conference about a petition asking Hawaii Gov. Josh Green to delay plans to reopen a portion of West Maui to tourism starting this weekend. The petition signed by more than 14,000 people comes amid a fierce and anguished debate over when travelers should return to the region, home to the historic town of Lahaina that was destroyed in the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)