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Wayne Yoshioka

According to the UH Center on the Family, nearly 15 percent of children on O’ahu live in poverty.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports on one program that focuses on housing school-age youngsters and their parents. 

Wayne Yoshioka

Two Mauna Kea protesters addressed the 14th annual Native Hawaiian Conference today.  They presented their own perspectives on why they oppose the telescope project.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The City continues its sidewalk enforcement in Kaka’ako and has placed nearly one-third of the homeless individuals and families into emergency shelters.   But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, homeless youth in the area have only a few options.

Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

O’ahu’s over-budget rail transit project is completing mile 5 of its elevated guideway and making its way through the heart of Waipahu.  Officials announced the resolution of a major issue that impacted a number of businesses there.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The City and County of Honolulu continued enforcement of its sidewalk nuisance ordinance in Kaka’ako today.   Meanwhile, a panel discussion on building more affordable housing to ease homelessness was conducted.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The City conducted a second “sweep” in Kaka’ako today to enforce the sidewalk nuisance ordinance.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

A lawsuit was filed in Federal Court today challenging the City and County of Honolulu’s actions against homeless people and their personal property.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

A Honolulu City Council Committee was briefed today on affordable housing options for people who are one step away from being homeless.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

A measure to address affordable rental housing on O’ahu was signed into law today at a bill signing ceremony.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

A Legislative Working Group is looking at addressing some of the issues facing the estimated 150-thousand-plus Family Caregivers in Hawai’i.   Lawmakers heard from community stake-holders today as part of their on-going public hearings.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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