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Hawai’i has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the nation. But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, one elected official wants to change that.

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The state and counties are trying to resolve illegal vacation rentals in residential areas but it’s a complicated issue throughout the state. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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There are more than 120-thousand small businesses in Hawai’i and the state is ready to help owners grow their business. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Hawai’i Public Health Institute is focusing on childhood obesity prevention in the upcoming legislative session. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The Hawai’i Economic Associated hosted a discussion of new research to better understand Hawai’i’s economy. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Governor moved swiftly today to get the state’s tax system modernization project back on track.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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A Honolulu City Council Committee cleared the way for a major construction project for the Hawai’i State Hospital today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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Social Service Organizations are gearing up for the 2018 State Legislative Session.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Hawai’i Venture Capital Association hosted a panel discussion future legislation and funding. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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O’ahu needs 2,600 housing units built each year to keep up with population growth. But, building housing that’s affordable is not that easy. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Climate Change and what can and should be done about it. That was the focus of a round-table discussion hosted by Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa last week. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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North Korea launched another intercontinental ballistic missile over Japan today.  At the same time, Hawai’i’s Governor provided a preview of the state’s warning siren in the event of a nuclear attack. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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A roundtable discussion on Climate Change was hosted last week by Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Hawai’i’s first public-private rental housing project for homeless families should be completed in 2 months.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, a number of social service providers support the project.

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The first phase of a permanent rental housing project for homeless families on O’ahu is less than 2 months from completion. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited the site and has this update.

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Hawaiian Airlines introduced its new mid-range aircraft for West Coast mainland flights today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Hawai’i State Hospital patient Randall Saito was captured and is being held in California.  The Governor called a news conference to announce steps taken by the administration. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Building Industry Association of Hawai’i sponsored its 3rd Summit titled, “Still Houseless in Hawai’i.” HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Hawai’i’s public employee retirement fund started off this year deep in the red with a substantial funding deficit.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has an update. 

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The state reached a major decision-point in its plan to replace the outdated O’ahu Community Correctional Center. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The first-ever Pacific Regenerative Medical Conference in Honolulu conducted a panel discussion today to explore ways to attract visitors to the islands for healing and medical cures. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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A first-ever Medical Conference at the Hawai’i Convention Center this week is focusing on the natural healing properties of the human body. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Honolulu’s first female Police Chief was sworn into office today at HPD Headquarters. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and filed this report.  

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More than 33,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses last year.  Local medical cannabis proponents say many of these deaths can be prevented. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

One American dies every 20 minutes after overdosing on opioids, nearly half of them from prescription painkillers like Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin and Fentanyl.  Brian Goldstein is the founder and CEO of Noa Botannicals, a medical cannabis dispensary in Honolulu.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is a debilitating condition for many combat veterans in Hawai’i.  Now, these vets have options for treatment – including medical cannabis -- that could ease their PTSD symptoms.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The 10th Annual Wahine Forum welcomed nearly 850 attendees at the Hilton Hawaiian Village today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and filed this report. 

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Honolulu’s former police chief and his city deputy prosecutor wife pleaded not guilty to federal charges Friday. But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, one prominent attorney says the case appears to be solid.

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Honolulu City Councilmembers are expected to request the state legislature pass measures to toughen liquor laws next session. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The State Department of Transportation is leading a multi-agency effort to clear homeless encampments under the Nimitz Highway Viaduct. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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State lawmakers focused on affordable housing for Native Hawaiian beneficiaries today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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