Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

Animal Cruelty Legislation Moving Through State Senate

ShareThisState lawmakers are considering 32-hundred bills this session… with public testimony numbering in the hundreds for legislation relating to the budget and civil unions.
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Native Hawaiians Challenge Preservation of Ancestral Remains

ShareThisAn average of 3 times every week Native Hawaiian skeletal remains are uncovered at various construction sites state-wide. That’s expected to more than double during construction of Oahu’s 5.5 billion dollar rail transit project. How those remains are handled is being challenged. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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Gambling Measures Move Through Legislative Committees

ShareThisThere are 19 separate gaming bills before state lawmakers this session…and the odds have never been better for passage of some form of legalized gambling in Hawaii. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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Motor Vehicle Tax and Fee Increases Pass House Committee

ShareThisThe cost of operating a motor vehicle in Hawaii could go up if lawmakers and the administration have their way. The House Transportation Committee passed 3 proposed measures today to increase motor vehicle taxes and fees. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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Governor Abercrombie's Social Media Director Speaks on Sustaining Your Network

ShareThisGovernor Neil Abercrombie won Hawaii’s Primary and General Elections by defeating both of his opponents with double-digit margins. One key element of his winning campaign was the use of social media to reach out to younger voters.
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