2013 Lava Tube and Torch of Light Award winners announced

The Big Island Press Club has given the Democratic Party House District 5 Council the dubious honor of the 2013 Lava Tube Award for its behind-closed-doors handling of a special election naming three nominees to replace Rep. Denny Coffman, who left in the middle of his term. District 5 covers Kailua- Kona, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, […]

BIPC Scholarships 2013

The Big Island Press Club is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for eligible students pursuing higher education in the field of journalism. For more information, click here. For a scholarship application form, click here. Convert this to a word document and submit with the other required information. The Scholarship Committee will take into […]

Abercrombie gets Lava Tube

Judicial Selection Commission gets Torch of Light Honolulu Star-Advertiser receives Honorable Mention in fight over naming judicial nominees HILO — The Big Island Press Club this week gave Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie the dubious honor of naming him the recipient of the club’s 15th annual Lava Tube award for a number of his actions last […]

Annual Dinner roundup

The Big Island Press Club on Saturday recognized Member of the Year Tiffany Edwards Hunt, publisher of the World Wide Web Log Big Island Chronicle, for her role in organizing a media symposium at the University of Hawaii at Hilo last year. We also recognized Rod Thompson, treasurer and retired Star-Bulletin reporter, for organizing the […]

The Lava Tube

Lava tubes bring bad news. Just ask the former residents of Kalapana. But from a metaphorical perspective, a lava tube isn’t just something that destroys your home, lays waste to your land and the roads around it for miles. It can be used to hide secrets. Big secrets. Secrets your government doesn’t want you to […]

HB 2742 is dead

The fight for the people’s right to know notched another victory Tuesday when the chair of the House Judiciary Committee killed HB 2742 (see previous post) by indefinite deferral. 

Oppose House Bill 2742

Take a gander at what the state Legislature is cooking up now. This has to be the ugliest and most outrageous attack on the people’s right to know in many years. All concerned citizens and organizations should testify against this bill in the name of open and transparent government. Any lawmaker who allows this to […]