The Oahu Island News is nearing 18 years of age and I am proud to
introduce myself as its new, but only third, publisher. My immediate
predecessors, editor John Baer and publisher Kelly Wilden, did a superb job in
preserving the nature and character of the newspaper founded by Yana Shane back
in 1987. I hope to honor those who came before me by continuing to produce the
best possible island-wide free paper.
Over the next few months, subtle changes will emerge, such as additional
engaging columns by local experts, more reports of significant island happenings
and personality profiles from all walks of island life. With every issue,
we’ll go deep inside some aspect of living on Oahu in a style and fashion you
won’t find elsewhere.
So I offer you this promise: If you continue
reading Oahu Island News on a regular basis, you will get more real value for
your efforts. Maybe you’ll find out how to deal with health problem, how to
get ahead financially or maybe just a smile or two.
-- W. Knox
Richardson, Editor and Publisher