As a local business, Maui News deserves support

In reference to all the letter writers complaining about the end of free access to The Maui News online: If you truly love Maui, why not support a local business? Why should someone who contributes nothing to our local economy get The Maui News for free?

Reporters need to get paid, photographers need to get paid, even editors need to be paid. Yes, it would be great if advertisers paid for everything, but that is not reality. Don’t let the local news (printed or otherwise) become a thing of the past. Nothing worth anything is free.

Karl Rohlfing