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Hawai’i’s first public-private rental housing project for homeless families should be completed in 2 months.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, a number of social service providers support the project.

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The first phase of a permanent rental housing project for homeless families on O’ahu is less than 2 months from completion. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited the site and has this update.

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Hawaiian Airlines introduced its new mid-range aircraft for West Coast mainland flights today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Hawai’i State Hospital patient Randall Saito was captured and is being held in California.  The Governor called a news conference to announce steps taken by the administration. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Building Industry Association of Hawai’i sponsored its 3rd Summit titled, “Still Houseless in Hawai’i.” HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Hawai’i’s public employee retirement fund started off this year deep in the red with a substantial funding deficit.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has an update. 

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The state reached a major decision-point in its plan to replace the outdated O’ahu Community Correctional Center. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The first-ever Pacific Regenerative Medical Conference in Honolulu conducted a panel discussion today to explore ways to attract visitors to the islands for healing and medical cures. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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A first-ever Medical Conference at the Hawai’i Convention Center this week is focusing on the natural healing properties of the human body. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Honolulu’s first female Police Chief was sworn into office today at HPD Headquarters. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and filed this report.  

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More than 33,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses last year.  Local medical cannabis proponents say many of these deaths can be prevented. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

One American dies every 20 minutes after overdosing on opioids, nearly half of them from prescription painkillers like Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin and Fentanyl.  Brian Goldstein is the founder and CEO of Noa Botannicals, a medical cannabis dispensary in Honolulu.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is a debilitating condition for many combat veterans in Hawai’i.  Now, these vets have options for treatment – including medical cannabis -- that could ease their PTSD symptoms.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The 10th Annual Wahine Forum welcomed nearly 850 attendees at the Hilton Hawaiian Village today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and filed this report. 

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Honolulu’s former police chief and his city deputy prosecutor wife pleaded not guilty to federal charges Friday. But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, one prominent attorney says the case appears to be solid.

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Honolulu City Councilmembers are expected to request the state legislature pass measures to toughen liquor laws next session. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The State Department of Transportation is leading a multi-agency effort to clear homeless encampments under the Nimitz Highway Viaduct. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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State lawmakers focused on affordable housing for Native Hawaiian beneficiaries today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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It’s been nearly a decade since the Superferry made its inaugural voyage to Kahului, Maui.   And, the feasibility of another interisland ferry came up during the Hawai’i Economic Association annual conference last week. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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A statewide coalition of health professionals, educators, business and community representatives are teaming up to record oral health data in Hawai’i. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Hawai’i Economic Association Annual Conference last week focused on transportation of goods into the state. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The state is hosting a Telehealth Summit this week with the goal of developing statewide coverage. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The State’s Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission conducted its first meeting today and received a briefing on a draft sea level rise report.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The V-A estimates 20 to 22 U-S military veterans commit suicide each day.  One of the programs attempting to lower that rate is at Schofield Barracks this week.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.  

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Two pottery pieces labeled “Atomic Ware” were delivered to Japan last week. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the unique artifacts were found during a garage sale in Hawai’i Kai. 

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Tourism is currently the largest employer in Hawai’i but its making way for other job opportunities for residents. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The State Emergency Management Agency provided a briefing on what residents and visitors should do in the event of a North Korean nuclear attack targeting Honolulu and Pearl Harbor. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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It was Day Two of the Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu and time to focus on Hawai’i’s number one international market.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Hawai’i’s annual visitor-industry conference is being expanded to the first-ever Global Tourism Summit.  About 25-hundred attendees are registered for the 3-day event. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Federal agency representatives are on a road tour, visiting Hawai’i to offer funding for smaller companies doing research and development.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Residents of the Marco Polo condominium on Kapi’olani Boulevard are now eligible for low-interest loans following a devastating fire two months ago. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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