Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

City Council Readies to Pull Back Bill to Charge for Parking at City Parks

ShareThisA bill to allow the installation of parking meters at O’ahu City and County parks sailed through the public hearing process at City Hall. But, just a few days before a final vote on the measure by the City Council, it appears to be in trouble. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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Hexavalent Chromium Six Update

ShareThisO’ahu’s drinking water was tested earlier this year to determine if it was safe to drink. Since then, tests have been conducted statewide to determine if we have a public health issue or concern. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka covered that story and provides this update…
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State Council on Revenues Votes for No Change in Projections

ShareThisThe State Council on Revenues met this afternoon for the first time since the Governor called them in for an emergency meeting, March 29th. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and files this report …
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Governor Abercrombie Announces Receipt of Federal Venture Capital Investment Money

ShareThisGovernor Neil Abercrombie announced yesterday an infusion of 13 million dollars from the U-S Treasury for venture capital investments in the state … basically “seed money” for business start-ups. The Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation will manage the funds to generate what it hopes will be 100-million dollars in private investment over the next 7 years.
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Governor Signs Agreement with NASA

ShareThisThe Governor marked the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s speech to land an American on the moon and return him safely to Earth within a decade … with a historic announcement for Hawaii. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended the ceremony at the Capitol …
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