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The Board of Water Supply is continuing its push for legislation to upgrade the Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Storage tanks. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The Honolulu City Council is expected to fast-track a temporary ban on so-called “Monster Houses.” HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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State lawmakers are considering legislation to protect businesses and homeowners in the event of a missile alert. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Honolulu City Council advanced a measure calling for a moratorium on “Monster Homes.”  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The internal investigation into the January 13th False Ballistic Missile Alert was released today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Hawai’i public school officials briefed members of the Legislature Friday. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The State Airports Division wants to have more control over the State Sheriffs assigned to work there. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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How does Hawai’i’s Emergency Management System work?  That was the focus at the Legislature today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Honolulu City Council Planning Committee advanced a measure today calling for a moratorium on so-called Monster Houses. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The State’s Chief Executive addressed a joint Senate and House assembly today in his annual State of the State. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Legislature conducted a joint House and Senate hearing on the January 13th false missile alert statewide.  The early morning mistake caused mass confusion and panic in some areas.  Governor David Ige told lawmakers Friday that safeguards are in place and there will be consequences for the 38 minute delay to end the false alarm.

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The Hawai’i Legislature officially started its 29th session today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.  

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The State Department of Taxation is under new leadership and changes are being made prior to hearings on its budget.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.  

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A groundbreaking ceremony was conducted today for the largest expansion of Honolulu Harbor in the state’s history. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Governor David Ige addressed the state on network television last night. He said he will not take it out on Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency personnel for the false missile attack alert and asked those who call in death threats to EMA staff to stop.

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Opening Day for the 2018 State Legislature is Wednesday. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has this preview.

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Governor David Ige confirmed Saturday during a news conference that the emergency alert system warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack on Hawai’i was due to human error.  He said the system operator clicked “actual” instead of “test” and triggered a statewide warning.   The Governor also confirmed it took 38 minutes to issue a cancellation notice because it had to be done manually.

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January is National Slavery and Human Tracking Prevention Month. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the homeless in Hawai’i are especially vulnerable.  

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Hawai’i is leading the way in digital health and other ways to cut costs. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The race for Hawai’i Governor is heating up as the Democratic candidates develop their campaign strategies. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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Hawai’i’s Senior Congressional Representative officially announced her candidacy for Governor today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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There are 10 days left before the end of the tax year.  The Chamber of Commerce of Hawai’i hosted a seminar with some tax advice for businesses. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The 9.5 billion dollar Honolulu Rail Transit Project is awaiting award of a contract to complete the line to Ala Moana Center. But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, City lawmakers are looking beyond Ala Moana.

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The first flight from Singapore through Osaka landed in Honolulu today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Governor David Ige submitted his 2019 Supplemental Budget to the Legislature today.  He is requesting additional funding for construction projects for education, housing and improvements to correctional facilities.

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Emergency medical care for Honolulu’s homeless cost taxpayers millions of dollars each year.  Now, there’s a possible solution. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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Hawai’i has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the nation. But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, one elected official wants to change that.

Best of O'ahu

The state and counties are trying to resolve illegal vacation rentals in residential areas but it’s a complicated issue throughout the state. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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There are more than 120-thousand small businesses in Hawai’i and the state is ready to help owners grow their business. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Hawai’i Public Health Institute is focusing on childhood obesity prevention in the upcoming legislative session. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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