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Wayne Yoshioka

State lawmakers are tallying spending bills to balance the budget. But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, there are some bumps in the road.

House Joint Committee Hears Medical Aid in Dying Bill

Feb 27, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

The House Health and Human Services and Judiciary Committees heard public testimony today on medical aid in dying legislation. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

They represent one percent of Hawai’i’s public school population and their parents want them to be the best that they can be. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has their story.

Wayne Yoshioka

The State Legislature is considering a number of ways to ease homelessness statewide. But, for one key lawmaker, the way forward is a community solution. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Kahau'iki Village: A Model to Ease Homelessness

Feb 21, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

There are more than 550 bills relating to affordable housing this legislative session. But, there’s one community model that could be duplicated statewide.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Mayor Kim: Fix Management Problems at HI-EMA

Feb 20, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

The State released its report today on the false missile alert January 13th.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

DHS Wants Multigenerational Approach to Address Poverty

Feb 19, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

The state department with the largest operating budget is asking lawmakers to help make it more efficient. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Cesspool Funding and Upgrade Bills Advance in the House

Feb 15, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

A number of proposed bills dealing with cesspools are advancing in the House of Representatives this session. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has this update.

Wayne Yoshioka

A Bill calling for more immediate steps to prevent fuel spills at the Navy’s Red Hill Storage Facility stalled in the House today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu Rail Transit Project is hosting a 2-day forum to attract private development partners. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

A joint Senate Committee conducted a public hearing on a measure to overhaul the management of Mauna Kea. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

House Emergency Preparedness Task Force Bill Advances

Feb 8, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

The State Legislature is considering a number of bills in the aftermath of the False Missile Alert Jan 13th. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

Homelessness Legislation Being Considered

Feb 7, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

A number of bills addressing homelessness are being considered by the Hawai’i legislature. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

Wayne Yoshioka

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. 

Honolulu City Council Advances "Monster House" Ban

Feb 5, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

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

Missile Attack: House Proposes Laws for Businesses

Feb 1, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

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

Wayne Yoshioka

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

Wayne Yoshioka

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

DOE: Teacher Recruiting & Retention Top Priority

Jan 29, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

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

Wayne Yoshioka

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

How Hawai'i Emergency Management Agency Works

Jan 24, 2018
HI-EMA

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

Wayne Yoshioka

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

Wayne Yoshioka

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.

Legislature Conducts Hearing on False Missile Alert

Jan 19, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

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.

False Missile Alert Highlights Opening Day

Jan 19, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

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

State Department of Taxation Looks Ahead

Jan 19, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

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.  

Wayne Yoshioka

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

Wayne Yoshioka

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.

Wayne Yoshioka

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

Human Error Caused Ballistic Missile False Alarm

Jan 14, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

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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