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First Few Layoff Victim Names Emerge In Honolulu Paper Merger

star_bulletin.jpgThe Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Advertiser are merging, an operation that will result in the loss of 400 jobs at the papers.

Since the Star-Bulletin‘s contract with editorial employees specifies that the newsroom cannot be laid off, we speculated that most of the edit-side cuts would come from the Advertiser‘s newsroom of 120.

Sure enough, pet columnist Leslie Kawamoto posted her goodbye column on Sunday, and freelance columnist Charles Memminger announced that “Charleyworld (The Column) will not be a part” of the new newspaper.

Also predictably, Star-Bulletin food writer Betty Shimabukuro wrote last week that she will continue with the new paper.

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