Wayne Yoshioka

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Conservation Conference Focuses on Feral Game Animals

ShareThisThe Hawaii Conservation Conference on O’ahu ended today. The focus during one session was on non-native animals and what to do about them. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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Governor Abercrombie Addresses Conservation Conference

ShareThisGovernor Neil Abercrombie addressed the nearly one thousand attendees at the Hawai’i Conservation Conference today. He’s committed to the protection and management of the state’s ecosystems … but pointed out the unique challenges we face by giving a quick lesson in geography … Gov_03 (RT- 1:11) (In: “The back of my hand is the … Out: … but a path to those solutions.
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Fire and EMS Merger Proposed Again

ShareThisA newly completed study estimates the City could save 10 million dollars in five years by merging the Honolulu Fire Department and the City Department of Emergency Services. A Honolulu City Council Committee was briefed by the department heads today on the study’s recommendations. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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State Lawmakers Wonder About Impacts of Compromise Debt Limit Bill Passed by U.S. House

ShareThisThe U-S House passed a compromise debt-limit deal today on Capitol Hill. At the same time, state lawmakers from 13 Western States met in Waikiki for their annual Council of State Governments conference. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … lawmakers are contemplating the Compromise Deal’s impact on their state budgets …
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APEC Summit Spurs Legislative Discussion on Homelessness

ShareThisThe Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum is scheduled to convene in Waikiki in about one hundred days. Today, a joint state House committee conducted a pre-APEC hearing to explore ways to ease the homeless situation in the crown jewel of the Pacific. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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