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Governor Delivers State of the State Address

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Wayne Yoshioka
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Hawai’i’s new Governor delivered his first state of the state address today before a joint legislative session.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, after his speech, the state’s chief executive answered those who are criticizing his selection of one of his departmental directors.

Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka is an award-winning journalist who has worked in television, print and radio in Hawaiʻi. He also has been on both sides of politics as a state departmental appointee and political/government reporter. He covered Hurricane Iwa (1982) as a TV reporter; was the State Department of Defense/Civil Defense spokesperson for Hurricane Iniki (1992); and, commanded a public affairs detachment in Afghanistan (2006). He has a master's degree in Communication from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is a decorated combat veteran (Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and 22 other commendation/service medals). He resides in Honolulu.
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