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The Public Utilities Commission concluded 8 days of testimony and cross-examination relating to the merger of the state’s largest electrical utility.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has a summary of this week’s proceedings.

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The Honolulu City Council deliberated today on the bill to increase funding for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The University of Hawai’i briefed lawmakers about additional funding they are requesting for the next fiscal year.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

There were a number of services conducted today to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.   One survivor of the attack has been a part of these ceremonies for more than 40 years.  He spoke to HPR and shared his story.

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In his last report, HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka presented the Solar Industry’s opposition to new state energy rules.  Today, the regulating agency that made the changes and the court challenge to have them overturned.

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Installing residential solar-energy systems is at its peak this time of year as homeowners try to cash in on end of year tax incentives.   But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the industry has taken a number of hits recently that have already reduced demand.  

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More than 18-thousand homes are sold each year in Hawai’i.  And now, for the first time, we have data to show us where these buyers are coming from.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission started nearly two weeks of hearings today on the proposed sale of the state’s largest electricity provider.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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US immigration reform is currently on hold for more than 11-million undocumented residents nationwide.  But there’s a group of young people in Hawai’i working hard to create a pathway to citizenship. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Most synthetic drugs are illegal in Hawai’i but are flowing in from ther states and marketed directly to youth.  And parents beware:  these are far more potent than your father’s L-S-D.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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