No Longer Kauai Made: Oahu Publications Grows Its Media Monopoly

Nathan Eagle/The Garden Island

The Garden Island ran its press for the last time Wednesday night, making Kauai the only county in Hawaii without a daily newspaper printed on island.

Oahu Publications Inc. officially takes ownership Friday. It will print the paper in Kapolei and fly it over along with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the biggest of several publications OPI manages.

The buyout leaves two dozen TGI employees without jobs and raises questions about OPI's future plans to expand, anti-trust laws and the shifting media landscape in Hawaii.

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