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Hawaii Tribune-Herald is a daily newspaper based in Hilo, Hawaii. It is owned and published by Oahu Publications Inc., a subsidiary of Black Press.

Hawaii Tribune-Herald
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Black Press
PublisherDavid Bock
EditorDavid Bock
Headquarters355 Kinoole Street,
Hilo, HI 96720
 United States


The Hilo Tribune began publication on November 23, 1895 and changed its name to the Hilo Daily Tribune in 1917.[1] The Hilo Daily Tribune, the Hawaii Herald (August 13, 1896 – February 22, 1923) and the Daily Post-Herald merged to form the Hilo Tribune-Herald, which began publishing on February 19, 1923. It continued under that name until March 1964, when it assumed its present title.[1]

In 1962, the newspaper began publication of a weekly special edition for the west (Kona) side of the island, which later became West Hawaii Today, now published daily.

2007 average net circulation was 18,715 (daily), 21,638 (Sunday).

With the demise of the Hawaii Island Journal in June 2008, Tribune-Herald owner Stephens Media Group ran all the commercial newspapers on the island including the Big Island Weekly.[2] Big Island Weekly published its last issue in July 2014.

On October 1, 2014, Oahu Publications, the publisher of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser announced it was buying the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and West Hawaii Today from Stephens Media.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Newspaper Holdings, H-K". Hawaii State Library. State of Hawaii web site. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  2. ^ "Newspapers: Big Island Weekly". Stephens Media Interactive web site. Archived from the original on 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-05. Retrieved 2014-10-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)