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Maui, Oahu men accused of running illegal gambling, drug operation

Two Maui men and an Oahu man were arrested Friday for allegedly running a drug trafficking and illegal gambling operation, according to local and federal authorities. An indictment unsealed Monday morning charges Maliu Tauheluhelu, 37, Maafu Pani, 37 and Touanga Niu, 21, with drug ...

Maui Ag Fest returns after two years

FIRST PHOTO: Pat Iwamoto (from right) sells a bag of dried mango to Iyla Raidmae, 10, and mom Jenna Romanchuk at the Yees Orchard booth during Saturday’s Maui AgFest and 4-H Livestock Fair at War Memorial Complex in Wailuku. After being postponed due to the pandemic the past two years, a good ...

Maui companies aim to grow through Mana Up’s program

Environmentalism, culture and conservation are what three Maui entrepreneurs have in common as they push to grow their businesses through Mana Up’s accelerator program. Eleven entrepreneurs across the state, including Haku Maui, Advance Wildlife Education and Revive Glassworks from the ...

Maui youth mentored by UH astronomers

The Maui News Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy hosted its annual summer program in person this year for middle and high school students from the Valley Isle. From May 30 through June 3 for the Hawaii Student/ Teacher Astronomy ...

A new pedestrian island

T.J. Gomes masons Lihau Koomoa (from right), Albert Kaawa Jr., Lole Maalahi and Bryan Naauao-Thurman work on concrete pour at a new pedestrian island being installed at the intersection of South Kihei Road and Auhana Road Friday afternoon. The pedestrian island upgrades a busy crosswalk ...

FBI warns of scams related to Ukraine crisis

The Maui News The public should be aware of recent fraudulent schemes seeking donations or other financial assistance related to the crisis in Ukraine, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said last week. Criminal actors are taking advantage of the Russian-Ukrainian War by posing as ...