Aloha, HuffPost Hawaii!

The partnership between Huffington Post and Honolulu Civil Beat to create HuffPost Hawaii is good news for our state. A free and open press helps promote debate and is one of the cornerstones of our democracy.

This new venture will give the people of Hawaii the opportunity to read more about the issues facing our state and nation, and allows them the opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns. It also gives the rest of the nation the opportunity to understand the rich history and culture of our state, as well as Hawaii's values.

I look forward to taking part in the conversation at HuffPost Hawaii!