Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

Hawaii's Young Politicians Facing the Future

ShareThisSenator Daniel Inouye ran in his first political race at the age of 30 in 1954 … and won a seat in the Territorial House of Representatives. He remains undefeated in all of his elections and has more than 57 years of continuous service. Today, a new generation of politician is serving in elected office.
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Board of Education Not Ready for Further Cuts

ShareThisThe Board of Education is being asked by the Governor to consider further program cuts amidst a projected 50-million dollar annual state-wide budget shortfall. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … the board is takings steps to save money … but some members are concerned about cutting too deep …
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Zachary Manago Ride in Paradise Scheduled July 9-10

ShareThisThe Hawai’i Bicycling League is organizing a two-day ride around O’ahu July 9th and 10th in memory of a young bicyclist who was killed six months ago while riding with friends in Wahiawa. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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Bullying and Harassment Rising in Island Schools

ShareThisBullying in local schools was the focus of a Mental Health America of Hawai’i workshop today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and filed this report …
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Governor Unveils New Reinvestment in Justice Program

ShareThisHawaii was one of only 12 states to experience an increase in violent crimes in 2009. Property crime in the state is the 12th highest in the nation … with one third of its nearly 6-thousand prisoners incarcerated in mainland facilities.
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