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.
A new law affecting young students across Hawaiʻi is showing mixed results so far. The state Legislature passed a law that requires Hawaiʻi public and charter schools to provide free menstruation products for students — but not every school is seeing change. HPR's Zoe Dym has more.
Gov. David Ige has indicated he may change directions for the Aloha Stadium construction project. State Sen. Glenn Wakai told The Conversation he's disappointed with the lack of transparency this late in the development stage.