Pa‘ele Kiakona, a restaurant bartender from West Maui, walks at the Hawai‘i State Capitol in Honolulu on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, while holding a box with a petition asking Hawai‘i 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)
HONOLULU — Residents from fire-stricken Lahaina on Tuesday delivered a petition asking Hawai‘i Gov. Josh Green to delay plans to reopen a portion of West Maui to tourism starting this weekend, saying the grieving community is not ready to welcome back visitors.