Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

Humane Society Tackles Dog Fight Culture

ShareThisHawaii lawmakers rejected a resolution last session to recognize Cockfighting as a cultural activity. The measure was largely symbolic and would not have changed existing laws that currently outlaw the activity. As HPR's Wayne Yoshioka reports animal rights advocates are now turning their attention to Hawaii's other blood-sport which they say is gaining in popularity.
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Financial Planning for State's Energy Future

ShareThisThe deadline for the state to initiate contracts for $1.8-billion dollars of Federal Stimulus funding is a little more than 2 months away. About half of the money has been obligated. State agencies are finalizing plans for the rest.
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Compiled Census Information Benefits All

ShareThisNow that the April 1st deadline to submit your 2010 U.S. Census form has passed, the Census Bureau is verifying addresses and survey information. Local representatives say they expect to hear from 98% of Hawaii households, that's up from 64% in 2000. That low participation rate resulted in Hawaii missing out on more than $300-million dollars over the last decade.
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Hannemann Throws Hat Into Gubernatorial Ring

ShareThisMufi Hannemann made it official on Tuesday. He filed his nomination papers to run for Governor. HPR's Wayne Yoshioka caught up with the now former Mayor and filed this report.

HPR's Wayne Yoshioka will cover Republican Gubernatorial Candidate James "Duke" Aiona Junior later this month.

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On the Abercrombie Campaign Trail

ShareThisMayor Mufi Hannemann is expected to resign soon to run for Governor. Meanwhile, his Democratic rival for the September 18th Primary Election, Neil Abercrombie, has been campaigning for more than a year. HPR's Wayne Yoshioka caught up with the former Congressman this weekend and files this report.
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