Albert Lanier

A veteran freelance journalist for 22 years, Albert Lanier wrote for a host of publications over his career including Honolulu Weekly, Pacific Business News, Edible Hawaiian Islands and Hawaii Magazine.
The Strange Case Of The Sea Nymph US Navy

The Strange Case Of The Sea Nymph

Something’s fishy with the story the two women sailors have been telling.

The Propaganda Of Homelessness In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The Propaganda Of Homelessness In Hawaii

The media and the government are guilty of perpetuating fantasies.

Why Hawaii Isn’t Taken Seriously As A State Flickr.com

Why Hawaii Isn’t Taken Seriously As A State

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent dis of Hawaii as merely “an island in the Pacific” has roots in mainland perceptions.

Why One Journalist Decided 2017 Was The Year To Retire John Pritchett/Civil Beat

Why One Journalist Decided 2017 Was The Year To Retire

The state of the news business and why I retired from journalism.

Why Republicans Always Fail In Hawaii

Why Republicans Always Fail In Hawaii

Republicans can’t field candidates in every legislative race and seem to offer up a number of disturbing people to vie for office.

A Gig Economy Veteran Marks 20 Years As A Freelancer Nick Daws via Flickr

A Gig Economy Veteran Marks 20 Years As A Freelancer

Working as a self-employed professional has become hip, but survival depends on how well they can make a deal.
Why Nestor Garcia Is Bad For Journalism In Hawaii KHON

Why Nestor Garcia Is Bad For Journalism In Hawaii

KHON has now hired Garcia twice since he was fined by the Honolulu Ethics Commission for misdeeds committed while he was a City Council member.
Going to College in Hawaii Is No Longer a Bargain PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Going to College in Hawaii Is No Longer a Bargain

Rising tuition costs are pricing education at the University of Hawaii beyond the means of some — a prospect that should concern us all.