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Trump for President Campaign

Last November, Donald Trump lost Hawai’i’s General Election by more than a 2-to-1 margin.   Now, on the eve of his inauguration as the 45th President of the U-S, HPR talked to local voters about their hopes for the country in the next 4 years. 

Wayne Yoshioka

The Hawai’i State Legislature officially opened its 60-working day session today.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was at the Capitol and files this report.

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Women legislators across the country are launching a bi-partisan effort to address the opioid abuse epidemic.    Local lawmakers conducted a news conference today on their proposed legislation and HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there. 

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The Governor announced an increase in homeless shelter beds statewide over the next 12 months.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the increased capacity will also meet new state and federal standards.

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The Governor’s top budget priority for this upcoming legislative session is Public Education.   But will his increased spending really make a difference?   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The new State Moped Law is currently being implemented on all islands with a focus on illegal modifications for speed and noise.  The cost for moped registration and safety check statewide is 40-dollars plus a one-time payment of 5-dollars for a license plate.  Honolulu Department of Customer Services director, Sherry Kajiwara explains.  (Maui and the Big Island already have moped safety check rules.   For more information go to Hidot.Hawaii.Gov/mopeds).

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Honolulu City Council Members were briefed on the status of the City’s Police Chief today.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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Hawaii Public Radio will air President Obama’s farewell speech live, today at 4pm on HPR-2, and fact check it with NPR’s political team. http://bit.ly/2jfTAvJ

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State tax collections are below Council on Revenue projections this year and lawmakers are looking elsewhere to make up the difference. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The leaders of the United States and Japan visited the USS Arizona Memorial together for the first time since the December 7th surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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Former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi is now a private citizen, having completed his 2nd term December 5th.   A month earlier, he was found not guilty of any wrongdoing in connection to use of his County credit card.  But, what about Kenoi’s political future?    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The Honolulu Ethics Commission considered a request today to curb the unfair influence of Super PACs.   HPR's Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Honolulu’s Police Chief voluntarily stepped down yesterday following notification that he’s under federal investigation.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …

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The Governor submitted his two-year budget request to the legislature today and his overall spending plan is up.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Wayne Yoshioka

Donald Trump has officially won the presidency with the 270 electoral votes needed to secure the office.  Voting proceeded mostly according to tradition… despite some efforts to persuade Republican Electoral College members to vote rogue.

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State lawmakers were briefed today on the status of sexual assault kits that have not been tested and county plans to resolve the backlogs.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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A pilot program to grow Industrial Hemp locally is moving forward, in part, to address the end of sugar production on Maui.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has this update. 

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Hawai’i’s last sugarcane harvest ended on Maui today and state leaders are asking, “What Next?”   That was the focus of a panel discussion.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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A little known incident following the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack occurred on the privately-owned island of Ni’ihau.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has that story. 

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The 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony was conducted today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and filed this report.

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The December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago resulted in 54 civilian casualties on O’ahu mostly caused by friendly fire.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.  

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The State announced the re-establishment of the Kona International Airport yesterday with the arrival of the first foreign flight from Japan scheduled in less than 3 weeks.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Hawai’i Republicans lost key races for Honolulu Mayor and the last GOP seat in the State Senate.   GOP leaders are now focusing on local races in 2018 and developing a strategy to win.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The Honolulu Police Department announced today that its Crime Mapping Website is fully operational, including data on violent crimes.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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There were two separate activities over the weekend that focused on the Trump Presidential victory.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited both events and filed this report. 

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The State Senate announced its leadership lineup today with only a few changes.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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Wayne Yoshioka

The Republican Party’s General Election sweep on the mainland was in stark contrast to political races in Hawai’i where GOP candidates were defeated.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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Wayne Yoshioka

Highly contested local races ended with few surprises last night.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

Hawai‘i 2016 Election Results

Nov 8, 2016
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Follow the national election results with NPR as the story develops across the country. HPR will cover the state and local race results and post them here as they become available. 

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More than 150-thousand Hawaii registered voters have already cast their General Election ballots.   That, according to elections officials.  Meanwhile, Hawai’i Democrats and Republicans made their last big push this weekend prior to precinct voting Tuesday.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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