Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

This morning we talk with Hawaii's Consumer Advocate Dean Nishina.

He's charged with protecting your interests when the electric company wants to raise rates, or telecommunications firms want to merge. With the state's lofty green energy goals, the landscape across the state is changing in a big way. How do we balance the needs of a utility company with that of the consumer.

Are You Covered By Hurricane or Flood Insurance?

Sep 11, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

Tropical Storm Olivia is weakening but Hawai’i homeowners should be aware of what their insurance policies cover.

The Conversation: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Sep 13, 2017

Banking for Dispensaries; Technical Challenges of Urban Rail; Women in Business

Consumer Protection Week Launched in Hawai'i

Mar 3, 2014
Wayne Yoshioka

The state department charged with consumer protection in Hawai’i is reaching out to the public this week.  The regulators want you to know how you can guard against fraud and when it occurs to bring the culprits to justice.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.