Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

Taro Patches in Manoa Preserve Culture

ShareThisThirty years ago, a group of Hawaiian Language students at U-H Manoa discovered a water system behind the dormitories on Dole Street. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … the site is now a center of learning and preservation of an important part of Native Hawaiian culture …
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Board of Education Tackle Teacher Evaluations

ShareThisThe State Board of Education began to tackle the big job of transforming Hawai’i’s teacher evaluation system today. Although it faces months of discussion and development with the teacher’s union … the appointed Board members provided clear guidance on what they want the system to measure. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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Caregiving Focus of Hawaii Society of Business Professionals

ShareThisBy 2020 … one out of four Hawai’i residents will be over the age of 60. Nearly three percent of the state’s total population will be 85 or older. These statistics underscore an impending long term care crisis for the state and was the focus of the Hawai’i Society of Business Professionals monthly luncheon. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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Beat the School Jam Campaign Launched

ShareThisIf you’re listening to this newscast in Honolulu … chances are you’re in your car … driving in congested city traffic. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … your traffic woes are expected to get worse in the next couple of weeks and city and state officials have launched their annual “Beat the School Jam” campaign …
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First Direct Scheduled Flight From China Arrives in Honolulu

ShareThisThe first regularly scheduled direct flight from China arrived in Honolulu this morning. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … state leaders are hoping this historic landing will marshal in a new era of tourism for Hawaii …
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