Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

Glabraith Estate: The Back-Story

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The State announced the acquisition last week of 1,200 acres of agricultural land in Central O’ahu.  The land deal was one of the most expensive transactions ever and was driven by two key players with community ties.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … 

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Senator Inouye's Successor Selection Is on Fast-Track

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Governor Neil Abercerombie has requested the Democratic Party of Hawai’i provide him with a list of 3 nominees to pick from to fill the vacant seat left by Senator Daniel Inouye who passed away Monday.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … that selection process could already be a done deal …

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Senator Daniel K. Inouye Dies

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Hawai’i residents lost their senior U-S Senator today … reportedly due to respiratory complications.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka covered the announcement by the state’s chief executive ….

 

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Hawaii Community Development Authority Selects 690 Pohukaina Project Developer

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The nine-member Hawai’i Community Development Authority voted unanimously yesterday to select a developer for the state’s affordable housing project in Kaka’ako.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …

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Food Safety Discussed Again at the Legislature

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An estimated 48 million people … one out of six Americans … are stricken each year by food-borne illnesses.  Of these … 3,000 die…according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   Hawai’i lawmakers have been trying to pass Food Safety legislation in Hawai’i for the last two years but have been unsuccessful.  The topic was discussed again yesterday at a Hous

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