State Lawmakers are advancing the Honolulu rail transit funding measure this week during a special legislative session. But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, there are deep divisions in the Senate Chamber.
Honolulu topped the nation once again for median rents and housing costs. That according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau report. But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, some attendees at the Home Buyer’s Fair on Saturday aren’t discouraged by high prices.
The State Legislature is currently looking at ways to allow for the funding of the 8.2 billion dollar Honolulu Rail Transit System. But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, one study concludes there could be more than an 18 percent savings for rail construction.
A Honolulu City Council Committee will conduct a public hearing tomorrow on a bill to retrofit older high rises with fire sprinkler systems. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, opponents say it targets seniors who live in older buildings.
The 10-member board overseeing the Honolulu Rail Project met today to consider actions it needs to take following a public information hearing Monday on additional funding for the 8.2 billion dollar project. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
Since 1997, the American Logistics Association has sponsored an annual Food Show in Hawai’i, featuring local products that could be sold at Military Stores, better known as Commissaries and Exchanges. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
State Lawmakers conducted a joint legislative hearing today on Honolulu’s cash-strapped Rail Transit Project. The hearing comes two weeks before the legislature meets in special session to provide a method of funding for the project. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
The City began clearing homeless encampments along the Pearl Harbor Bike Trail today fronting Neal Blaisdell Park. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, it’s the latest action to restore public spaces for residents on O’ahu.
Political candidates contemplating running for elected office in 2018 will be allowed to file nomination papers in 6 months. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the Republican Party of Hawai’i hopes to is resolve ongoing internal issues by then.
The Hawai’i Business Leadership Conference attracted more than 600 attendees at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, there were many lessons for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders.
The State Legislature is scheduled to convene in Special Session next month to discuss continued funding for Honolulu’s Rail Transit System. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, legislative leaders remain hopeful they will be able to reach an agreement on a funding source.
The devastating fire at the Marco Polo Condominium left 3 residents dead and more than a dozen injured, Friday. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, residents and lawmakers are now looking at requiring automatic fire sprinkler systems in all high rise condominiums to prevent another tragedy.
The Federal District Court in Honolulu did not approve the pre-trial release of the Hawai’i-based soldier charged with acts of terrorism. But the soldier’s attorney requested and was granted a key motion. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
The first-ever public-private partnership was launched today on O’ahu to provide permanent housing for homeless families. The project took two years from inception to breaking ground. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.