Maui Police Withdraw Subpoena Requesting Blog Commenters IP Addresses

I mentioned previously “that if the police ever asked me to turn over the IP addresses of anyone whoever commented on my site I would tell em to go to hell!”…  Looks like the Maui Police Department realized they don’t have any case against the MauiTimes.

The Maui Police Department has withdrawn a grand jury subpoena that sought to force a Wailuku publisher to reveal information about his newspaper’s online commenters.

Maui Time Publisher Tommy Russo had invoked Hawaii’s journalist shield law in opposing the subpoena, which ordered the weekly newspaper to provide subscriber information, billing records, Internet protocol addresses and physical addresses for comments posted on the paper’s website over a 24-hour period.

The comments related to a story by the paper which included a video of Russo apparently being struck in the face by a Maui police officer. One online commenter wrote that the officer “needs a bullet when he walks out his door…”

More Here: Police Withdraw Subpoena, Say Online Commenter ID’d

Mayor Kenoi Speaks About the Big Islands Role in APEC 2011

Remarks by Hawaii County Mayor William P. Kenoi regarding the Big Islands Role in the upcoming Asian Pacific Economic Conference (APEC 2011)

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Filming in Hawaii Now

Well it looks like the BRAVO TV’s reality show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is apparently filming on Lana’i right now.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Some gals get to have all the fun! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast was spotted at the Four Seasons  Lana’i at Manele Bay in Hawaii. An eyewitness saw the lovely ladies and tells HollywoodLife.com, “It looks like the entire cast was there except Taylor Armstrong. I haven’t seen her yet. I did notice that Brandi Glanville was with them!” So why are they in Hawaii?“I overheard them talking about going on some excursions around the island. They said they’d be filming their different activities,” continues our source…

More here: The RHOBH Girls have been spotted in Lanai, Hawaii….

2010 Excellence in Journalism Awards

Society of Professional Journalist Hawaii Chapter

The 2010 Excellence in JournalismSociety of Professional Journalist Hawaii Chapter Awards was held last night at the UH Manoa Grand Ballroom

Some 354 entries were judged by members of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Here are the results

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