@editor Would you prefer I put a real face and name as my profile? I'm still not clear about a lot of things with this Masthead yet. :)

@editor Aloha, Ryan! Thanks for asking. I am a longtime (read old) award-winning newspaper reporter, aka Nancy Cook Lauer, who earned her news writing chops covering the 2000 presidential election fiasco in Florida, and moved to Honolulu in 2005 to cover state government reporting. The recession hit and I ended up in beautiful Hilo, where I am a thorn in the side of local government for the local newspapers here. My passions are journalism and government

Aloha, all! I am the award-winning All Hawaii News, which has more or less (way too!) quietly been posting daily news synopses of what's happening in Hawaii government and political news for the past 10 years. Original photos, too, like this one. And the occasional commentary. Worth a look. allhawaiinews.com/

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