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.
County councils are tweaking upcoming fiscal year budgets across the state. With higher tax revenues this year, lawmakers are looking for ways to pass along the benefits to residents. HPR's Sabrina Bodon has more.
Officials say new plans for the revamped Aloha Stadium will offer more transparency and actually get the ball rolling. They now estimate the venue to open by the 2028 football season. HPR’s Sabrina Bodon reports on the proposed public-private partnership.