Here's a look at some of the stories we're working on for Hawaii News Now's early evening newscasts on this Monday, the 11th of October.
PETER CARLISLE TO BE SWORN IN AS HONOLULU MAYOR
Peter Carlisle is set to take the oath of office at Honolulu Hale today at 4:30 PM. We'll bring you the swearing in and hear from Honolulu's new Mayor starting tonight at 5.
14TH MAYOR INHERITS ISSUES
Honolulu's 14th Mayor takes over at a time of crumbling infrastructure, long commutes, rising homelessness and economic challenges. Vote on what you think is the most pressing issue for Peter Carlisle to address in our web poll at HawaiiNewsNow.com. Our political analyst Dan Boylan will offer his insights tonight at 6 on KGMB.
ALOHA STADIUM: WORK IN PROGRESS
It looks like renovations at Aloha Stadium will take longer and cost more than the State expected. We'll explain why the work won't be done in 4 years as planned.
There's one business that doesn't seem to feel the pinch of the down economy. Hawaii's storage companies are seeing big business. Teri Okita shows us why they're exploding around the State.
The Alakai and Huakai have been sold at a huge loss. The two vessels built for interisland ferry service have been sold for 25 million dollars each. Investors lost more than 85 million dollars in the government auction. The buyer, the US Maritime Administration will either re-sell the vessels or work out a deal with the US Navy.
PLAY IT AGAIN DANNO
Nielsen ratings released today show that "Hawaii Five-0" is the most played back show in DVR history. The September 20th debut gained 3.4 million viewers when you factor in the number of people who recorded the premiere episode on DVR, and watched it within seven days. That brought the total number of premiere episode viewers to about 17.6 million. A new episode airs tonight at 9 on KGMB.
WATCH FOR THE WARRIORS
The UH Marching Band hopes to make an appearance during tonight's Hawaii Five-O episode. If they do, it's worth 25 thousand dollars. That's the grand prize for the winning band in the CBS Hawaii Five-O Theme Song contest. The winner will be revealed during a commercial that will air sometime during the show.
Our two hour local news block starts at 5PM when I team up with Stephanie Lum for Hawaii News Now on KGMB and KHNL. Our local news continues at 5:30 on KHNL, shifts to KGMB at 6 and KFVE at 6:30.
Aloha and see you on the news!