Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

Waikiki APEC Beautification Nearing Completion

ShareThisThe Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting on O’ahu is less than 60 days away … and the finishing touches on more than 137 million dollars of infrastructure upgrades are underway. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited Waikiki for this update …
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Event to Help Homeless Vets

ShareThisAn event was conducted today on O’ahu to help homeless veterans for the first time in more than a decade. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended the event at McCoy Pavilion …
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Council on Revenues General Fund Projection

ShareThisThe State Council on Revenues raised its projections today for General Fund tax collections this year. But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … the higher revenues are due to a heavier tax burden instead of economic growth …
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Congresswoman Hanabusa Sponsors Grant Fair

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Hawai’i was a beneficiary of Congressional earmarks for decades, receiving $200 to $300 million a year in dedicated federal funding. Now that a moratorium has been called on the practice, local nonprofit agencies must scramble to compete nationally for billions in federal grants.

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Leeward Coast Residents Denied a Secondary Road

ShareThisFunding for a secondary access road leading in and out of Leeward O’ahu has been a priority since 1967. But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … a measure before the Honolulu City Council Budget Committee today failed to provide relief for beleaguered motorists who live there …
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