Bill Dorman has been the news director of Hawai‘i Public Radio since February 2011. Born in New York City, he spent 21 years at CNN in various positions behind the scenes and on the air in Atlanta, New York, Washington DC, and Tokyo, Japan. He was also managing editor of Asia Pacific Broadcast for Bloomberg News for five years before moving to Hawai‘i in 2009. He’s covered stories from more than twenty countries and territories.
Nearly five months since the devastating fire in Lahaina killed 100 people, displaced residents are still struggling to figure out long-term housing, and tourism still hasn't fully bounced back.
Hundreds of acres of wildfires have burned on Maui, driven by winds that were increased by Hurricane Dora. The fires have caused power outages, evacuations, road closures and destroyed buildings.
Hawaii is experiencing a major winter storm. More than 14 inches of rain has already fallen, and the power is out in parts of Honolulu. Flooding is a concern across the state.