Wayne Yoshioka

Political Reporter

Wayne Yoshioka is an award-winning journalist who has worked in television, print and radio in Hawaii.  He also has been on both sides of politics as a state departmental appointee and political/government reporter.   He covered Hurricane Iwa (1982) as a TV reporter; was the State Department of Defense/Civil Defense spokesperson for Hurricane Iniki (1992); and, commanded a public affairs detachment in Afghanistan (2006).  He has a master's degree in Communication from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a decorated combat veteran (Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and 22 other commendation/service medals).  He resides in Honolulu.

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The local Republican Party hosted its first fundraiser for the 2016 election last week.   It was a sell-out and party leaders say this is only the beginning.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The local Republican Party hosted its first fundraiser for the 2016 election last week.   It was a sell-out and party leaders say this is only the beginning.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

Communities across the state are establishing plans in the event of natural disasters.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited one of the neighborhoods on O’ahu preparing for the 2015 hurricane season.

Wayne Yoshioka

Most of Hawai’i’s Congressional Delegation is back in Hawaii for the Independence Day weekend.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka caught up with two of them and filed this report.

Wayne Yoshioka

Hawai’i’s new Environmental Court system will be activated statewide July 1st.   It’s only the second specialized court of its kind in the nation, but has broad jurisdiction on almost everything dealing with the environment.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

Governor David Ige released his intent to veto list today.  He also talked about the bills he will sign or allow to become law as well as the situation on Mauna Kea.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Hawai’i Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the case challenging the 12-thousand home Ho’opili development project in Ewa.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The population of Kaka’ako is expected to double to about 30-thousand in the next 15 years or so.   That’s one of the reasons the state is currently looking at ways to retain park space in the area.     HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

Honolulu’s Mayor has been engaged in an ongoing verbal battle with the Chair of the nine-member City Council.   Their latest exchange was over the City’s 2-billion dollar budget which passed without the Mayor’s signature.  As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, this could be only the beginning of a long political rivalry.

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The City and County of Honolulu’s major budget bills are being returned to the City Council without the Mayor’s signature.   The city’s chief executive has not signed previous budgets.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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