Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

Legislative Hearing on How to Protect Youth

ShareThisA Joint House and Senate Human Services Committee conducted a hearing today to hear from the community how lawmakers can help to protect children …especially runaway and homeless youth … from the many dangers they face in Hawaii. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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Governor Pushing for Native Hawaiian Registry

ShareThisThe Governor has until the end of the year to appoint five members to the Native Hawaiian roll commission established by Act 195. But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … the Governor wants to move quickly in establishing a Native Hawaiian governing entity …
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Honolulu Planning Commission Takes No Action on Vacation Rental Draft Bill

ShareThisThe 7-member Honolulu Planning Commission did not get the necessary five majority vote to approve or disapprove a proposed measure to enable closer scrutiny of vacation rentals on O’ahu. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended the 4 and-a-half hour hearing and filed this report …
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Governor Announced Broadband Initiative

ShareThisThe Governor launched Hawai’I’s Broadband Initiative today…with the goal of connecting every home and the state to the high-speed information super-highway. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended the Governor’s news conference at the University of Hawai’I at Manoa …
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APEC Volunteers Training Underway

ShareThisThe Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in November will require more than one-thousand volunteers to assist guests during their stay in Honolulu. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended the training this past weekend for the first group of APEC volunteers …
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