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.
Cars can be an expression of personality, and lawmakers are considering ways to limit the noise. This session saw several bills to quiet mufflers and reduce noise on the islands, including Senate Bill 588.
The State of Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation is holding a public hearing to discuss Oʻahu's red light camera pilot program. The program plans for cameras to be installed at 10 select intersections.