Light the Candle


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It was one year ago today that Jay McWilliams and I launched under the banner of “Freedom to Report Real News,” with the firm belief Hawaii’s public deserved a newspaper published by people who did not fear of retaliation by those in government or other powerful positions.

From the beginning, we understood fully and lived and worked by Winston Churchill’s 1940 statement: “A free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other right that free men prize. It is the most dangerous foe of tyranny.” We’d experienced our share of tyrants who made us deeply appreciate Churchill’s statement –