Sandee Oshiro

News Editor

Sandee Oshiro joined Hawai’i Public Radio as news editor in February 2019. She was born in Honolulu and graduated from Farrington High School, the University of Hawai’i and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She has served as managing editor for digital at The Honolulu Advertiser, regional editor for AOL’s Patch network of local websites, interim editor of The Poynter Institute website, and senior editor at KPCC, Southern California Public Radio. An award-winning journalist herself, she has managed reporting teams recognized for their coverage and investigations in areas that include politics, education, immigration, and transportation.

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Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Dustan Longhini / U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy has started planning the construction of the first new dry dock at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard since World War II, officials said.

The Navy is also considering the creation of a floating dry dock to help maintain its Pacific-based submarine fleet, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

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The University of Hawaiʻi and at least two dozen other universities have been targeted by Chinese hackers as part of an effort to steal military maritime technology research, The Wall Street Journal reported today.

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Officials at the University of Hawaii at Hilo expect freshman enrollment to increase this fall after seeing growth in the number of student applicants and acceptances.

Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Hawaii Supreme Court today ordered Honolulu City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro to respond to a petition filed by the state attorney general seeking to suspend the prosecutor while a federal corruption probe moves forward.

Sandy Tsukiyama

Attorney Ted Tsukiyama, a U.S. Army military intelligence translator during World War II who returned to Hawaii with other Japanese-American veterans to transform the political landscape of the islands, died Wednesday.

He was 98 years old.

Tsukiyama, whose fair and civil demeanor won him trust and respect in Hawaii's legal and political circles, is widely credited for his trailblazing work in establishing legal arbitration in the state.