Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

$135M KPT Renovation Continues

ShareThisHawai’I’s largest public housing project is undergoing a major renovation over the next two years in the state’s first public-private partnership. Construction began in May and nearly 150 units have been completed and occupied by new tenants. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … the state’s chief executive visited the construction site today to check up on the progress being made there …
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Food Source Awareness by Kanu Hawaii

ShareThisThe non-profit Kanu-Hawaii conducted its Eat Local Challenge last month. Nearly 600 people signed up to choose island grown over imported food …even if it costs more. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports the challenge raised food-source awareness but those who want to grow and eat local foods face an uphill battle …
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Foreclosure Dispute Resolution Process Established

ShareThisAs Hawai’i’s economy tanked last year … some so-called off-shore or mainland-based banks sought non-judicial foreclosure actions to take peoples’ homes. Local homeowners facing foreclosure now have options based on a recently enacted law. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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Diabetes Symposium Conducted For First Time in Hawaii

ShareThisThe first-ever National Diabetes Symposium is being conducted in Honolulu. The National Council on Asian Pacific Islander Physicians is hosting the two-day session with the goal of combating this growing epidemic. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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Resolution to Stall Rail is Deliberated by City Council

ShareThisThe Honolulu City Council Budget Committee deliberated today on a resolution asking for new bids to build rail-cars for the city’s mass transit system. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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