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A note to our readers

Dear readers,

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting nearly every person and business in Hawaii and across the globe.

The Tribune-Herald is no exception.

Each and every day, our dedicated ohana has continued the difficult work of producing a daily newspaper while still adjusting to the challenge of keeping ourselves, our families and our workplace safe.

The disruption caused by the coronavirus also has prompted some changes to our print edition.

The economic downturn has forced us to eliminate some sections and reduce the number of pages we print. (Our company’s president, Dennis Francis, detailed some of the economic challenges we’re facing in a column published April 5 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. You can read it here: https://bit.ly/2URDcGz.)

While we remain cautiously optimistic that many of the recent changes at the newspaper are temporary, additional steps are needed to ensure the Tribune-Herald can continue delivering news to our community during this difficult time.

One of these steps is to eliminate the Saturday print edition, beginning May 9.

This was not an easy decision to make — and it doesn’t mean you won’t receive news on Saturdays.

The newspaper will continue to produce a full digital version of the Saturday edition. We call this our Replica Edition, the content of which is identical to the printed newspaper, but in a digital format.

Our news also is available 24/7 on our website at www.hawaiitribune-herald.com and via our Apple and Android cellphone and tablet apps.

We are committed to making this change to a digital-only version of the Saturday newspaper as simple as possible, and we’ll be sending all our subscribers reminders about how to access it. It’s easy, and hundreds of our readers already get their news this way.

I know the elimination of the Saturday print edition will be disappointing to some. It’s disappointing to me and my entire Tribune-Herald team. But we’re taking this dramatic step to help ensure the long-term health of our business so that we can keep delivering the community news content that you expect and need.

Perhaps more than ever, community news is vitally important and valuable. A sincere mahalo to all our loyal readers who continue to support the Tribune-Herald and its commitment to local journalism.

Aloha, and stay safe.

David Bock

Publisher and editor
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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