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Police say drugs, shotgun found in home of Wailuku man

WAILUKU — Police seized a “highly dangerous” combination of drugs as well as a loaded shotgun while searching the Wailuku residence of a man who was arrested Tuesday, a deputy prosecutor said. Adam Gomes, 27, was charged with attempted first-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, ...

Kahului man accused of jabbing knife at woman

The Maui News WAILUKU — A man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman with a knife Thursday at a Kahului condominium. Alexander Maalea, 50, of Kahului was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree terroristic threatening and abuse. During his initial appearance Friday in ...

Virtual meeting to discuss Pulelehua housing credits

The Maui News A virtual town hall meeting will be held Jan. 26 to discuss proposed workforce housing credits related to the Pulelehua development in West Maui, the county announced Tuesday. The Department of Housing and Human Concerns will host the meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday ...

The Maui News’ Collias named Hawaii Sportswriter of the Year

The Maui News Sportswriter Robert Collias, a 30-year veteran of The Maui News, has been named Hawaii Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Collias, a first-time winner, was chosen in a vote of his peers across the state, making him the second Maui sportswriter ...

Council members to take virtual tour of Lumeria

The Maui News A Maui County Council committee will take a virtual tour of Lumeria Maui, a visitor facility that is being considered for a zoning change. Located on 5.66 acres on Baldwin Avenue in Makawao, Lumeria has applied for a change in zoning from interim to P-1 public/quasi-public, ...

County to require booster shot for full vaccination status

The Maui News New Maui County rules requiring booster shots in order to be considered fully vaccinated will go into effect on Monday. Under the new definition, customers will have to prove they are “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccinations if they want to dine indoors at a ...