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Wayne Yoshioka

An Independent Political Action Committee is financing a negative campaign against an incumbent Honolulu City Councilwoman.

Wayne Yoshioka

More than 8.5 million dollars has been spent so far in primary election races for the top two state executive offices.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Star Advertiser Career Expo drew hundreds of job seekers today at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

2018 Election Coverage

Aug 1, 2018
Nick Yee

What you will find on this page is a compilation of reports and segments discussing Hawaiʻi's political landscape, voting, and the upcoming elections.

Wayne Yoshioka

The two Democratic candidates for Hawai’i Governor are working hard to secure their base – Americans of Japanese Ancestry or AJAs.

Wayne Yoshioka

Early walk-in voting started today at sites across the state. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited the Honolulu site and filed this report.

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The Hawai’i Conservation Alliance hosted a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on the Environment today. 

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The Honolulu City Council is advancing a bill to prevent large commercial vehicles from clogging narrow residential streets.

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An on-site children’s facility was blessed today at a plantation-style affordable housing village near Sand Island.

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Hawai’i Public Radio hosted a Congressional District One Candidate Forum Sunday Night and asked a political analyst to evaluate the race.

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The state and a private developer re-dedicated a 46-year old apartment building in Waipahu today.

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Military service members and their families make up more than 10 percent of the Hawai’i’s population and the state wants to hire those leaving the military to fill critical shortage jobs.

Wayne Yoshioka

Many young adults in Hawai’i’s Millennial Generation, ages 22 to 37, are living at home with their parents or leaving for the mainland to buy a home.  But there are some Millennials who have figured it out.

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State, County and Federal law enforcement agencies are stepping up their fight against opioid-related deaths in Hawai’i.

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The Exchange Club of Downtown Honolulu has hosted more than its share of political candidate forums since January. And, possibly out of election-year fatigue, it focused on a different topic today. 

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The Primary Election in Hawai’i is one month away and the state elections office is trying its best to increase voter registration.

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Hawai’i’s six operating retail Medical Cannabis Dispensaries are now selling products that function like inhalers or nebulizers.  These products vaporize the cannabis oils and are available to the more than 21-thousand registered patients statewide.  The State Department of Health is also in the process of implementing new rules and computer technologies to reduce the current 25-day application and approval wait-times.  Peter Whitaker is Chief of the Harm Reduction Branch.

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During the Vietnam War, thousands of soldiers returning home received their combat awards in the mail. That practice has been discontinued and was corrected for 10 soldiers last week.

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Governor David Ige approved new rules today to guide future development in Kaka’ako.

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There are an estimated 300 children in Hawai’i believed to be house-less.  That, according to a study by Waikiki Health’s Youth Outreach program. The teacher’s union is gearing up to train it’s members to recognize who needs help.

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There are no signs of the Kilauea Eruption slowing down.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka went to the Big Island for an up-close look at the lava flow.   

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The Kilauea Eruption on the Big Island has carved a path of destruction in Pahoa but business is booming for tour companies offering an up-close view of the lava flow. 

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The Hawai’i Venture Capital Association hosted a Lieutenant Governor Candidate Forum today.

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Suicide is the leading cause of fatal injury deaths in Hawai’i, outpacing car crashes, homicide and drowning. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosted a training workshop recently.

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Nearly 700 attendees are at VERGE-Hawai’i, the Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Summit in Waikiki this week. One of the topics discussed was sustainable tourism.

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Hawai’i became the first state in the nation to ban the use of a harmful pesticide by 2023.

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The Hawai’i Juvenile Justice Information Committee is working to help as many underage offenders as possible to become productive citizens.  As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, this collaborative effort appears to be producing noteworthy results.

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The State Department of Human Services provides assistance to one in four Hawai’i residents and nearly half of the children.  As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the department is attempting to improve the lives of vulnerable families.

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Medicare recipients in Hawai’i will be receiving their new cards in the mail this month and regulators are warning them to be on the lookout for fraud and scams.

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The 2019 construction budget for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project almost got derailed today at the Honolulu City Council.

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