Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

Governor is Moving Forward with Medicaid Plan

ShareThisGovernor Neil Abercrombie addressed a statewide teleconference today on his plan to cut skyrocketing Medicaid costs. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … TAG: Public Comments can be submitted to the Department of Human Services at: dhs@dhs.hawaii.gov
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Kilohana: Native Hawaiian Weather Forecasters

ShareThisHawaii has received 126 percent more rain than normal this year … and national weather service forecasters are predicting more of the same until mid-summer. Native Hawaiians have been collecting weather information for more than 2-thousand years and have developed reliable ways of predicting atmospheric conditions in the islands.
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Lobbying to Win at State Legislature

ShareThisThe 26th State Legislature adjourned yesterday … and passed 250 of the more than 3-thousand bills introduced at the beginning of the session. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … groups that successfully lobbied lawmakers incorporated proven methods and practices …
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State Lawmakers Pass State Budget

ShareThisLawmakers passed the state budget today … with a unanimous vote in the House and a 24-to-one vote in the Senate. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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Military Installation Security Raised

ShareThisThe Security Level at all U-S military installations worldwide went up following the strike on Osama bin Laden. The U.S. Army Pacific received word to step up their screening measures at the gate Sunday afternoon. Traffic was backed up at Fort Shafter and motorists experienced some delays.
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