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PUC Nomination Moves Forward

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Wayne Yoshioka
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The Governor’s nominee to head the Public Utilities Commission was unanimously approved by a Senate panel today.  And as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the nominee also indicated how he intends to handle the sale of Hawai’i’s major electrical utility.

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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