En­sure news cov­er­age by pay­ing staff fairly

The Maui News - - Opinion -

I am writ­ing this let­ter in sup­port of the tal­ented staff re­porters of our lo­cal news­pa­per, The Maui News.

These hard-work­ing and ded­i­cated re­porters are es­sen­tial to our lo­cal well­ness. They keep us in­formed of im­por­tant is­sues that could only be ac­cu­rately ex­pressed by re­porters with lo­cal knowl­edge and who truly care about the com­mu­nity they live in.

The im­por­tance of the na­tional news goes with­out say­ing. How­ever, hav­ing re­li­able and un­bi­ased lo­cal news is vi­tal to our grow­ing com­mu­nity.

These lo­cal re­porters need fair wages and work­ing con­di­tions that would con­tinue to en­sure sta­bil­ity in news cov­er­age. By show­ing sup­port of fair wages in these dif­fi­cult times, I be­lieve that the com­pany ex­ec­u­tives would send a mes­sage of true com­pas­sion for these valu­able em­ploy­ees and their fam­i­lies — not to men­tion the ne­ces­sity to at­tract and re­tain our out­stand­ing, tal­ented lo­cal re­porters. This ges­ture would not go un­no­ticed in our hum­ble com­mu­nity.

Lionel Mon­talvo

Makawao

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