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Female Aegypti Mosquito, carriers of Dengue Fever
State of Hawaii Department of Health

There are nearly 90 confirmed dengue fever cases on the Big Island, primarily centered in Kona.   One elected official in a neighboring district is concerned the state is not doing enough to prevent its spread.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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There are 6 weeks left in this calendar year before many residents start focusing on filing their 2014 tax returns.  The Hawai‘i Chamber of Commerce already thought of that and hosted a panel of experts to discuss tax-related issues.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu City Council’s Budget Committee today focused on financing for Honolulu’s rail transit project.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The State and City hosted a Landlord Summit today to ask O’ahu property owners and managers to rent more of their housing units to the homeless.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

Opponents of commercial aquarium fish collecting in Hawai’i were handed a setback today by the state.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The state was scheduled to enforce park closure hours beginning last night for homeless campers in Kaka’ako and Kewalo.  But the estimated 130 overnight campers got a reprieve yesterday.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

A number of ceremonies were conducted today to honor more than 120,000 military veterans living in Hawai’i.  But many of these veterans are having a tough time obtaining the medical care they earned and are entitled to.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports on one case.

Wayne Yoshioka

The high cost of housing in Hawai’i is a challenge for local employers who must recruit and retain workers.  That was the topic of a panel discussion today sponsored by the Building Industry Association and Chamber of Commerce.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

Hawai’i’s third largest political party conducted its state convention over the weekend and marked the official start of its 2016 election season.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

Environmental Groups are calling on the state to suspend the collection of reef wildlife for the aquarium pet industry.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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