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Coming Up On HawaiiNewsNow Wednesday

Here's a look at some of the stories we're working on for Hawaii News Now's early evening newscasts on this Wednesday, the 13th of October.

 

ARSON ARREST

 

A tip led police to a suspect in an unsolved Poamoho brushfire. Tonight, a closer look at the rash of fires that have been intentionally set and how investigators track down arsonists.

 

POLLS SHOW CLOSE RACES FOR CONGRESS AND GOVERNOR

 

With three weeks left before the General Election, two polls show the races for Congress and Governor are neck and neck.  The new Civil Beat poll shows Neil Abercrombie leading Duke Aiona with a margin of 47 to 44 percent. A poll by the Hill for the 1st District Congressional seat shows Republican Charles Djou leading Democrat Colleen Hanabusa 45 percent to 41 percent.

 

MAYOR CARLISLE GOES TO WASHINGTON

 

Two days after he was sworn in, Mayor Carlisle has left on his first business trip. He's headed to Washington to work on Oahu's rail transit plan. The Mayor will meet with a Federal Transportation Administrator this Friday to discuss the next steps.

 

 

HELP FOR LOVED ONES OF FALLEN HEROES

 

The Army has opened a first of its kind center at Fort Shafter to help families and friends of fallen troops heal. Stephanie Lum has the story tonight at 5:30 on KHNL.

 

RACEWAY EVICTED

 

The Kalaeloa Raceway Park has been served with a 30 day eviction notice from the Department of Hawaiian Homelands just two months after the Department gave the greenlight. Tim Sakahara is digging up details and will bring us the full story at 6 on KGMB.

 

WHALE SANCTURARY DISPUTE

 

A plan to protect marine life on Kauai is making waves. Opponents say it will mean more restrictions for people, possibly adding speed limits for boats, making certain reefs off-limits, hurting fishermen and tour operators. Keahi Tucker reports on the controversy tonight at 6 on KGMB.

 

PARKING PROBLEM

 

A Kauai shuttle bus driver had a little trouble parallel parking. See where her bus ended up-- tonight at 5.

 

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!

 

Tannya Joaquin

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