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Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu Police Department launched a new public safety initiative during a news conference today.  The goal is to shorten response times and save lives.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The City and County of Honolulu began clean-up operations at the Kaka’ako homeless encampment today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and filed this report.

Wayne Yoshioka

Elected officials representing all of the islands want to look at other options instead of a merger of the state’s major electrical provider.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu City Council overturned the Mayor’s veto today on a ban on sitting and lying in downtown malls.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The countdown to clear the Kaka’ako homeless camp started today. People camped out on the sidewalks were given notice to vacate the area in 7 days.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The City and County of Honolulu plans to notify the homeless living on the outer edges of the Kaka’ako encampment that they must vacate the area by September 8th.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Eight-point-three million visitors spent nearly 15 billion dollars in Hawai’i last year, a third straight record year in tourism.  Those numbers are expected to be topped in 2015 as the Hawai’i Tourism Authority hosts its annual conference.     HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Institute for Human Services continues its outreach effort to find homes for those living on the streets in Waikiki.   The I-H-S counselors have an ally there.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Public Utilities Commission will be conducting public listening sessions next month on the proposed merger of Hawai’i’s major electricity provider.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports the issues are evolving rapidly and state leaders are weighing in.

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The developer of a luxury condominium on the corner of Kapi’olani Boulevard and Ward Avenue is awaiting a crucial and, potentially costly, regulatory decision next month by the State.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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