Letter: Maui wildfires no longer only big news of the day


The Maui wildfires were an unspeakable tragedy involving the tragic loss of lives, businesses, traditions and history. No mere words can speak an adequate tribute or hope to recoup the loss. My heart goes out to those affected.

Nonetheless, there comes a time when it should be OK to start talking about other things again.

After almost three months, the Maui wildfires have been the headline story in the print edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser almost every day. On some days, the Maui wildfire story is legitimate headline news, while on other days, it seems manufactured. I liken this to flying flags at half-mast forever; at some point, it ceases to be poignant.

There are a lot of other things happening in the state, the country and the world. As Hawaii’s largest newspaper, I encourage the Star-Advertiser to start giving other news stories a better chance at the front page.

James Moninger



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