Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

GMO Workers Lobby Legislature

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Earlier this month, opponents of Genetically Engineered Food lobbied State lawmakers to encourage them to pass legislation to require the labeling of GMO foods.   Today, workers from Hawai’i’s five GMO companies, the producers of Hawai’i’s largest agricultural commodity, visited the Capitol to tell their story.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has this report.

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Honolulu City Council Committee Advances Sidewalk Nuisance Bill

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The Honolulu City Council today advanced a bill that would allow the immediate removal of personal property or other items from city sidewalks.   The measure which must clear two more public hearings has broad-based support from most Councilmembers because they are on the receiving end of numerous complaints from residents and business owners.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has

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State Lawmakers Consider Measure to Increase Foster Care Boarding Rates

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The cost of living in Hawai’i has more than doubled in the last two decades.  The average price for a gallon of milk alone has doubled to more than $6.00.   But those who take care and board Hawai`i’s foster children, have not been given a single raise in more than 22 years.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, state lawmakers are considering a state-w

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Congresswoman Gabbard Conducts Forum on Immigration Reform

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According to the latest U-S Census … immigrants comprise about 20 percent of Hawai’i’s population and workforce. But for many … especially the 35-thousand or so undocumented immigrants … the road to citizenship is a long and lonely one. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …

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Limited Service Hotels on O'ahu Nears City Council Approval

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The Honolulu City Council was scheduled for a final vote today on a bill to allow the construction of smaller hotels in areas outside of Waikiki on business zoned properties.   But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … the measure will undergo one more public hearing before a final vote …

 

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