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The state is sponsoring a two-day Aerospace Summit at the Capitol this week.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the more than120 participants are trying to map Hawai’i’s future in a growing economic sector. 

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The Hawai’i Tourism Conference concluded last week with a record 24-hundred attendees.    As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the travel industry is changing worldwide and so is tourism for our island state.

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The Chamber of Commerce of Hawai’i hosted a Candidate Debate for Honolulu Mayor.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka files this report. 

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Waikiki hotels and timeshares are near or at capacity this year as visitor arrivals climb past the 8-million mark for the entire state.  That opens the door for visitors to seek alternative vacation rentals.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The 5-day Tourism Conference was launched today at the Hawai’i Convention Center.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, this year’s gathering focuses on shaping the future of the state’s visitor industry.

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The first event leading up to the 75th anniversary of the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor was conducted Sunday.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and filed this report.

2016 Presidential Debates on Hawaii Public Radio

Sep 26, 2016
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Hawaii Public Radio will air NPR’s coverage of the 2016 Presidential Debates from 3-6pm on HPR-2 with complete analysis to follow. 

(Note: This week’s episode of The Body Show will be replaced by the election coverage.  The show will return next Monday.) 

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Hawai’i has some of the toughest gun laws and the lowest number of firearm-related violence in the nation, according to the American Journal of Medicine.   So what should lawmakers do to make it safer for the public?   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka explores that question in his final report on the AR-15:  America’s Semi-Automatic Rifle.

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The Honolulu Police Department is responsible for issuing gun permits and registering all firearms on O’ahu.   In our continuing series on the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, we take a look at what it takes to legally own one.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Hawai’i has some of the toughtest gun control laws in the nation, according to the Law Center to Prevent Violence.   In our continuing series on the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, state lawmakers, police and community advocates talk about their efforts to tighten our state’s gun control laws.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The AR-15 semi-automatic rifle is at the center of the clash between gun owners and gun control advocates.  It’s been used in a number of mass killings but remains one of the best selling rifles in America. 

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The state’s center to assist homeless families in urban Honolulu was completed today.   News media were given a pre-dedication tour.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and filed this report. 

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A Local Board will be recommending the spelling of the State’s Name be officially changed and be identical to its spoken form.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The State Senate District 9 race is probably too close to call.  But the long-time incumbent is facing an active challenge for his seat.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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Governor David Ige announced last week that he would like to double food production in Hawai’i by 2020, and subsequently extended that deadline to 2030.   The Chamber of Commerce of Hawai’i hosted a forum to address that issue.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The American Bird Conservancy calls Hawai’i the Bird Extinction Capital of the World.   The World Conservation Congress addressed the rapidly declining bird population in the islands.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The State unveiled its draft Interagency Bio-security Plan today as part of the World Conservation Congress.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The state’s 4 county mayors shared their perspectives on sustainability at the World Conservation Conference last night.   They participated in a panel discussion about the state’s Aloha-plus Challenge. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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State leaders discussed the Aloha-plus Challenge for sustainability at the World Conservation Conference last night.   Their focus was on the future.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The World Conservation Congress continues on day 5 of its scheduled 10-day conference at the Hawai’i Convention Center.  One of the workshops focused on the challenges facing island nations that strive for total fossil fuel independence to generate electricity.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Opening ceremonies for the first World Conservation Congress held in the U.S. were conducted today.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, conservation issues and Native Hawaiian culture shared center stage.

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AARP Hawai’i honored lawmakers and partners today who helped pass key legislation to assist seniors.   The celebration As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the race for Honolulu Mayor tops the list for O’ahu voters.

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President Barack Obama is headed to Honolulu where he’s expected to address members of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature – the I-U-C-N.    In the meantime, preparations for his visit are at a fevered pitch in a number of places on O’ahu.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The largest solar photovoltaic facility on O’ahu was dedicated today.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and files this report.

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The World Conservation Congress will convene for the first time in the U.S. in Honolulu next week.    Hawai’i researchers will co-host a workshop on mosquito-borne diseases that is gaining international interest.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The average cost for private nursing home care for one senior in Hawai’i is more than 400 dollars a day, according to the State’s Department of Human Services.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, hundreds of local families are facing the prospect of losing their homes for end-of-life care.

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It’s less than 80 days until the General Election, November 8th.   The two major political parties are trying to get their members to cast ballots following a dismal Primary Election turnout.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The head of Honolulu’s Rail Transit Project resigned today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The State of Hawai’i said goodbye today to Congressman K. Mark Takai who passed away at age 49 last month from Pancreatic Cancer.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Tropical Storm Darby swept through O’ahu last month with heavy rains that caused flooding in parts of urban Honolulu.    As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the City Council focused on some of the problem areas today.

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