Columnist

Brett Oppegaard

Reader Rep: Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth From The HPD?

Reader Rep: Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth From The HPD?

We spend $275 million annually on the Honolulu Police Department. We have every right to demand transparency.

Reader Rep: Dig Deeper Into Peter Apo’s Misdeeds

Reader Rep: Dig Deeper Into Peter Apo’s Misdeeds

Civil Beat also owes its readers more transparency about why the OHA trustee is no longer a columnist at the news organization.

Reader Rep: Restaurant Food Safety Isn’t Getting Enough Media Attention

Reader Rep: Restaurant Food Safety Isn’t Getting Enough Media Attention

An underwhelming new training requirement was practically ignored. Oh for the good old days when a video of rats in a market caused an uproar.

Reader Rep: Deceptiveness and Secrecy Mark Honolulu Rail Project

Reader Rep: Deceptiveness and Secrecy Mark Honolulu Rail Project

Journalists need to continue demanding accountability and transparency from public officials responsible for the mismanaged, over-budget project.

Reader Rep: Hawaii Media Would Be Weaker Without Student Paper

Reader Rep: Hawaii Media Would Be Weaker Without Student Paper

UH’s struggling Ka Leo is worth saving, in part because it’s an essential training ground for local journalists.

Reader Rep: Time To Cut The Rhetoric And Use Words Wisely

Reader Rep: Time To Cut The Rhetoric And Use Words Wisely

Media messages help to build, shape and distort our reality, often through word choices.

Reader Rep: How One Young Journalist Is Making It Work In Hawaii

Reader Rep: How One Young Journalist Is Making It Work In Hawaii

From paperboy to publisher, Will McGough does it all for his monthly travel publication that he distributes around Oahu.

Reader Rep: White House Uses A 9-Year-Old To Avoid Real Questions

Reader Rep: White House Uses A 9-Year-Old To Avoid Real Questions

Answers, with evidence, should be provided to the American people at presidential press conferences, not more pointless fluff.

Reader Rep: A TV Station Decides Its Sportscast Is No Longer Sacred

Reader Rep: A TV Station Decides Its Sportscast Is No Longer Sacred

Hawaii News Now eliminated its nightly sports segment, reflecting dramatic changes in how audiences get their news.