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New Hawaii news service picks editor

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January 21, 2010 11:06 PM EST | AP


HONOLULU — The owners of a new Hawaii news service that hopes to start operations later this year have selected a former Denver newspaper publisher as its editor.

John Temple was named editor of Peer News, a local news service co-founded in 2008 by eBay founders Pierre Omidyar and Randy Ching that will be based in Honolulu.

The news organization made the announcement on its blog Thursday.

Temple was editor, president and publisher of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver until the paper closed last February.

Peer News plans to produce original, in-depth reporting and analysis of Hawaii issues. The focus will be on public affairs and civic matters that affect communities across the state.