Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

Waikiki 20-20 Planning Conference Launched

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Waikiki is the economic engine for tourism in Hawai’i …where more than half of the 5.3 million annual visitors stay and spend their money. But the last planning conference focusing on the state’s top tourist destination was conducted 20 years ago … and all stakeholders are now in the process of developing a roadmap to guide future development there. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …

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There Are No Electric Bicycle Laws In Hawaii...Yet

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E-bikes, bicycles powered by an electric motor, have grown in popularity world-wide in the last decade … with an estimated 120 million in China alone.   But Hawai’i traffic laws have not kept pace with technological advancements to develop zero-emission vehicles.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports ….

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Compassion and Choices 1st Anniversary in October

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According to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … 8 out-of 10 Americans die from chronic diseases that progress over time and usually require prolonged medical treatment.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … terminally-ill patients and their families in Hawai’i have choices ….

 

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Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Race Profile

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The race for Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney has been heating up over the last 4 months … and now… the race is even more contentious with only six weeks left before the November 6th General Election.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka caught up with both candidates  …

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Honolulu City Council Considers 'No Kill' Policy at Hawaiian Humane Society

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A Honolulu City Council Committee considered a measure yesterday to implement a “no kill” policy for unwanted animals at the Hawaiian Humane Society. California and Connecticut already have state laws that ban certain animal control practices. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended the public hearing and filed this report…

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