Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

Minimum Hourly Wage Increase Bill Advances in House

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The House Committee on Labor and Public Employment advanced a measure today to raise the minimum wage in Hawai’i.   The president, governor and local labor unions all support it … employers and their organizations by in large oppose it … and low-wage earners are caught in the middle.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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State Legislature Focus on Rock Climbing

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The state legislature passed more than 750 bills in both chambers before the cross-over deadline last week.  Lawmakers are now concentrating on bills that require 3 committee reviews for passage.   One of these measures is of specific interest to a group of outdoor enthusiasts on O’ahu.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …

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Board of Water Supply Update

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O’ahu’s aging infrastructure.

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Amusement Park Proposal Approved by HCDA

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An amusement park between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki is one step closer to becoming a reality … as the Hawai’i Community Development Authority approved the project’s permit application.   According to the developer…the project has overwhelming public support and is one that is needed in the community.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has the details …

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Honolulu City Council Considering Going After Deadbeat Homeowners

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Honolulu City Council members are considering a bill to encourage compliance by dead-beat homeowners who fail to clean up their yards.    Encouragement in this case could involve a considerable amount of money if the measure is signed into law.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka explains

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