*EDITOR’S NOTE: Well, this is embarrassing. As originally written, the basis of this post was this Nov. 24 Hawaii News Now story, which first reported that Molokai residents succeeded in blocking a yacht belonging to billionaire Yuri Milner from reaching their island. While that incident certainly occurred, it now appears that the yacht DID NOT in fact belong to Milner.
Hawaii News Now News Director Scott Humber confirmed to me on Friday, Dec. 1 that he’s spoken with an assistant to Milner, who requested a correction, and that the Hawaii News Now story has since been edited, with all mentions to Milner taken out.
Since the vast majority of my story dealt with Milner, I’ve decided to delete it, since I would have written it very differently had I known at the time that someone else owned the yacht.
Sorry about that.