HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - This is my friend Dennis Francis - President and publisher of the Honolulu Star Advertiser. We're standing here together - because of the crisis of homelessness.
Our two news organizations are committed to covering this issue like no issue has been covered before in this state. We are competitors - and will always be - but on this issue we are looking for key stories to work on together.
We want to make sure these important stories are seen - so we will report them together on broadcast, on line and our mobile apps.
For example, this week reporters from both of our newsrooms identified homeless encampments that most people are not aware of. Its doing what journalists do best…shining the light…keeping it focused…and holding our elected and appointed officials accountable.
We ask that you support us in this unusual collaboration by following our reports and sharing your observations and comments.
We hope that our work will make all of you, all of Hawaii, more knowledgeable and concerned about the plight of the homeless…and the effort to end this crisis, once and for all.