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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Homelessness was one of the issues taken up at the National Association for Rural Mental Health conference in Waikiki over the weekend.  One of O’ahu’s homeless shelter and services providers shared its experiences with attendees.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

More than 170 members of the National Association for Rural Mental Health are in Honolulu for their annual conference.  It officially starts tomorrow (Friday) but they conducted a session today on psychological trauma .   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

Construction on O’ahu’s 6-billion dollar rail transit project is nearing mile 4 of its projected 20-mile route.   Local businesses are being impacted and communities like Waipahu are expressing their concerns.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

There are more than 13-thousand homeless residents in the state according to the Department of Human Services.   The Governor announced a major effort to address this growing problem.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The homeless encampment in Kaka’ako, reportedly with more than 200 tents, was the focus of the state representative who claims he was attacked there and the Honolulu City Council.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Institute for Human Services continues its mission in Waikiki to contact homeless people and offer social service assistance.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka accompanied the team and files this report.  

Wayne Yoshioka

The Governor conducted a news conference today to outline the state’s position in opposing the proposed merger of Hawaiian Electric Industries with NextEra Energy, Incorporated.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Flickr / kimubert

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is moving forward with a joint federal-state plan to manage Hawai’i shorelines. The current draft is creating quite a stir in Hawai’i Kai. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

One in four Hawai’i residents provides home care for elderly relatives, friends or neighbors.  That, according to state lawmakers who convened a working group today to look at care-giver training.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

A number of Hawai’i Kai business and community groups are outraged over a federal proposal to regulate Maunalua Bay.   And they expressed their disapproval at a meeting Tuesday night.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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