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Governor David Ige addressed the state on network television last night. He said he will not take it out on Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency personnel for the false missile attack alert and asked those who call in death threats to EMA staff to stop.

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Opening Day for the 2018 State Legislature is Wednesday. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has this preview.

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Governor David Ige confirmed Saturday during a news conference that the emergency alert system warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack on Hawai’i was due to human error.  He said the system operator clicked “actual” instead of “test” and triggered a statewide warning.   The Governor also confirmed it took 38 minutes to issue a cancellation notice because it had to be done manually.

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January is National Slavery and Human Tracking Prevention Month. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the homeless in Hawai’i are especially vulnerable.  

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Hawai’i is leading the way in digital health and other ways to cut costs. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The race for Hawai’i Governor is heating up as the Democratic candidates develop their campaign strategies. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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Hawai’i’s Senior Congressional Representative officially announced her candidacy for Governor today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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There are 10 days left before the end of the tax year.  The Chamber of Commerce of Hawai’i hosted a seminar with some tax advice for businesses. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The 9.5 billion dollar Honolulu Rail Transit Project is awaiting award of a contract to complete the line to Ala Moana Center. But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, City lawmakers are looking beyond Ala Moana.

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The first flight from Singapore through Osaka landed in Honolulu today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Governor David Ige submitted his 2019 Supplemental Budget to the Legislature today.  He is requesting additional funding for construction projects for education, housing and improvements to correctional facilities.

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Emergency medical care for Honolulu’s homeless cost taxpayers millions of dollars each year.  Now, there’s a possible solution. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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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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