WHT editorial: Ex-officer’s appeal seems heartless

When Jody Buddemeyer was sentenced in November to one year of probation for striking and killing a cyclist in 2015, many in the community — including this editorial board — felt the ex-officer got off lightly.

Our View: Anti-vaccination message barely worth printing

Detailing information with the community about what’s going on around the island is this newspaper’s daily mission, but every once and while it can be a difficult decision as to whether sharing certain information actually serves any public good.

Accident awful, but jury decision understandable

Last week, former Hawaii County Police officer Jody Buddemeyer was sentenced to up to a year in jail for hitting Jeffrey Surnow from behind while traveling east in his police subsidized vehicle on Waikoloa Road.

WHT editorial: No to education tax; but yes on local control

With so much uncertainty swirling around the constitutional amendment proposal asking voters to raise property taxes to help fund public schools, it’s been impossible for anyone to say — should the measure pass — where the money would go.