A few people asked me if The Garden Island planned to participate in the coordinated effort for newspapers across the country to publish editorials in defense of free press on Thursday. The reason being, to fight back against President Donald Trump’s criticism of the media and his continual use of “fake news” in reaction to stories he believes are wrong, biased and, sometimes, he just doesn’t like.
The primary election is all over but for the shouting. By now, we know who will be moving on to November’s general election. The top two in the mayor’s race, the top 14 in the council race, and candidates for the state Legislature, governor’s office, lieutenant governor’s office and Congress, have all been settled on the sides of Democrats and Republicans and other parties.
The other day, a friend was questioning me about whether The Garden Island planned to endorse any candidates for public office. No, I said, we haven’t endorsed candidates since I came here five and a half years ago and we don’t plan to start endorsing any candidates now.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority has started the process to identify and appoint executives to fill three key leadership positions.
We often receive letters and notes from readers pointing out something. It might be an upcoming event, it might be something that happened in their neighborhood, it might be a good deed at a business, and it might be a voice of concern about something they see as a problem that needs fixing.