A huge story just parachuted into the backyards of Hawaiian newspapers. Edward Snowden, the source of ground-rumbling leaks regarding the surveillance activities of the National Security Agency (NSA), was stationed in Hawaii until very recently. He was working for Booz Allen Hamilton as a government contractor. He had a boss and a girlfriend. So how are Hawaiian outlets covering this massive story?
*The Hawaii Tribune Herald’s Web site moments ago led its headlines with a story on papayas.
*The Honolulu Weekly is pushing its “100+ best local restaurants, bars, pop-ups, chefs and more.” (No wonder: It folded last week)
*The Ka Leo O Hawai’i goes with stories on sustainability and “summer denim looks.”
*The top story at the Hawai’i Island Journal is “Hawaii Deemed Worst for Meth Use in the Workforce.”
*Hawaii 24/7 opts for a volcano watch, gas prices and county hoops.
*The Maui News has the scoop on turtles.
*The Garden Island touts a story about a man who drove a truck into the ocean and “kids summer fest bigger than ever.” Down lower on the site is some AP stuff on Snowden.
*Ahh, Honolulu Civil Beat has a shoe-leather piece on Snowden.
Note: Piece has been updated to include the coverage of the Garden Island and Civil Beat and to note that the Honolulu Weekly folded last week.