The first 2 trains for O’ahu’s rail transit system arrived today at Honolulu Harbor. They cost about 2.2 million dollars each and are being shipped from Italy to Hawai’i. Mayor Kirk Caldwell was pier-side to announce their arrival.
The Constitution of the Native Hawaiian Nation was adopted last month during a closed convention. Now it’s up to the delegates to raise money for a ratification vote. But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, there are diverse perspectives.
A Native Hawaiian Constitution was adopted last month during a closed convention on O’ahu. But some Native Hawaiians have differing opinions on the issues of self governance and self determination. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
The rapid development of residential high-rises in Kaka’ako has resulted in legislative solutions to long-standing issues like regulating private roads in the neighborhood. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
The Hawai’i Democratic Presidential Preference Poll is less than10 days away. Mainland campaign organizers are now in town to help with the last minute push to get more votes. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka takes a look at the party’s long-shot candidate.
Traffic Congestion on O’ahu Freeways is a state responsibility. But Honolulu City Council members are looking for solutions and are contemplating using their own powers to force the state to focus on this problem. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
Billionaire Donald Trump swept the state’s Republican Presidential Caucus last night by nearly a 10 percent margin over second-place Senator Ted Cruz. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has this recap and the road ahead for Hawai’i’s GOP.
The Hawai’i Republican Party is preparing for its Presidential Caucus tomorrow night. There are some last minute campaign ads but most observers conclude it’s a done deal. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
The Navy hosted its second annual Wounded Warrior Family Symposium today at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The wounded and their families shared their stories and challenges. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
More than 40 percent of Hawai’i’s homeless live unsheltered on neighborhood streets, parks, beaches or vacant properties. But the state does not plan to spend more on shelters for this population. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
Homelessness was cited by legislative leaders as the most pressing issue this session. There are more than 130 bills relating to homelessness and affordable housing. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has this update on some of the bills that are advancing as we near the one-third mark on the legislative calendar.
There are a handful of bills dealing with industrial hemp before the state legislature this session. Some lawmakers are looking at ways to help 675 Maui sugar workers who are scheduled to lose their jobs at the end of the year. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
It’s been 3 months since the Dengue Fever Outbreak was first reported on the Big Island. There are also concerns of it spreading to the neighboring islands. The Governor brought the County and State responders to the Capitol for an update. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.