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Captain Cook man sentenced to life in prison over murder, arson

A Captain Cook man was sentenced on Sept. 1 to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole after being convicted of second-degree murder and first-degree arson in connection with the May 2021 shooting death of Joey Richmond, 46, of Kailua-Kona, at the end of Keauhou-Kainaliu Beach Road, known locally as “End of the World,” in Keauhou.

Gunfire in Kona leads to attempted murder charge

A 40-year-old Waimea man suspected of shooting from a car at a pair of men in a pickup truck Monday in Kailua-Kona was taken into custody after a high-speed pursuit bogged down in traffic, according to court documents filed by police.

Visitor industry sees slow Maui recovery

Members of Hawaii’s visitor industry are preparing for the reopening of West Maui tourism on Oct. 8, but many are bracing for a slow festive season given the breadth of the wildfire-­related cancellations, and some say full recovery might not occur until at least spring.

Post-fire housing solutions on Maui not easy or clear

Lahaina fire recovery efforts hit their one-month mark Friday, and are now at what Gov. Josh Green calls a pivot point to provide longer-term housing for several thousand displaced people until they can rebuild or replace what they lost.

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