Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

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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Commission Dedicated to Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment

ShareThisMore than 5-thousand residents seek substance abuse treatment each year at a cost of 20-million dollars to taxpayers. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … one volunteer state commission works for free but is committed to the state agency it serves … TAG: For more information on the Advisory Commission’s work go to the State Department of Health website: Hawaii.Gov/health
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Governor's Homeless Plan Goes on the Road

ShareThisGovernor Neil Abercrombie’s action plan to address homelessness is a 90-day push to kick-start the program. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was on the road this weekend and files this report …
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Bill to Outlaw Texting in Crosswalk is Dead

ShareThisThe Honolulu City Council Bill to outlaw texting on hand-held devices while walking in a crosswalk appears to be dead. Safety, Economic Development and Government Affairs Committee Chair Tulsi Gabbard Tamayo said today the bill will not be heard nor will it advance for passage … TAG: The Bill was Introduced by Councilmember Ann Kobayashi.
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Hydrogen Cars Coming to Hawaii

ShareThisA large-scale initiative to integrate Hydrogen-powered vehicles is underway on Oa’hu. A dozen companies and agencies have joined The Gas Company and General Motors in a venture to develop a commercially viable alternative to petroleum-fueled cars by 2030. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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