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.
Honolulu First Responders transport more than 56-thousand patients to hospital emergency rooms each year. But, rarely do their patients have the opportunity to thank them face-to-face. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
The Honolulu Rail Transit Project is scheduled to start construction on the final city center segment through downtown Honolulu next year. But, Honolulu Councilmembers are still grappling with what to do with private property acquisitions. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
The 2018 Point in Time Count released Monday indicated a nearly 10 percent drop in homelessness on O’ahu. But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, those who continue to live on the streets are in a very difficult place.
The state legislature has only one day left to settle House and Senate differences on all money-related bills for final passage next week. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka is following one measure that has broad-based community support.
The State Budget is in a joint conference committee this week to work out Senate and House differences. One state agency has been on the short end of the appropriations stick for decades. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
Hundreds of bills at the State Legislature passed critical floor votes in the House and Senate today. But the work is far from over as lawmakers head into the last 14 days of the 2018 session. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.