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Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu City Council is considering a bill that would add another step in the approval process for O’ahu’s City’s Bike Plan.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

O’ahu Social Service Providers say they are on track to end Veterans Homelessness by the end of 2015.   But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, not all eligible veterans are being helped. 

Stanford Carr Development

The Honolulu City Council Zoning Committee unanimously approved an affordable housing project today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

People who serve their full prison sentences are at great risk of becoming homeless on O’ahu.   But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, it’s a situation without a clear solution.

Wayne Yoshioka

The election for Native Hawaiian convention delegates is scheduled to begin Sunday and last for one month.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, there are deep divisions within that island community.

Honolulu Board of Water Supply

The State and the Federal Government signed off last month on a long-term plan to prevent future fuel spills at the Navy’s Red Hill Facility.   The facility is located above O’ahu’s largest fresh water source.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the City is not satisfied with the plan. 

Wayne Yoshioka

A large segment of the homeless population in Kaka’ako has moved to nearby state parks.   In response to this development, the Governor announced plans for a coordinated effort to enforce park closure rules.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports at least one frequent park user supports the plan.

Mayoral Rivals?

Oct 8, 2015

When people talk about political campaigns, the focus these days is usually on the presidential primary elections.  But locally, among the races coming up is the one for Honolulu Mayor.  There are less than four months remaining until candidates can file to run - and there’s already a bit of tension between two potential rivals.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

City officials are set to resume sweeps of the Kaka‘ako homeless encampments in Honolulu tomorrow morning.  State homelessness coordinator Scott Morishige says there is shelter space available for all the residents.  Efforts of a different kind are continuing for another segment of the homeless population: military veterans. 

Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

All this week, Hawai‘i Public Radio is revisiting stories we’ve covered in the past to bring you up to date with the latest developments.  It’s a series we call “Following Up.”

It’s been more than a year since the Veterans Administration came under fire for problems throughout its health care system - including stories of veterans waiting months for medical care.  Last year, HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka spoke with a number of local veterans who complained about their VA medical treatment.  Today, he follows up on one of those cases.

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