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Hawaii News Now Thursday: Hawaii's hidden sex trafficking trade

Good afternoon, hope this email finds you well. Here's just some of what you'll see tonight on Hawaii News Now at 5 & 5:30.

TRAGIC STORIES FROM HAWAII'S ILLEGAL SEX TRAFFICKING INDUSTRY

We'll cover some of the tragic stories from victims of Hawaii's hidden sex trafficking trade. Is the answer new laws to combat this terrible crime? Well, another part of this story is why the City's top prosecutor says any new law would make things harder to prosecute pimps. Jim Mendoza will have more on this at 5.

DICK TOMEY RETURNS

He's back! That's right, Mr. Apples and Oranges, Dick Tomey, back for another coaching gig at the University of Hawaii. The fruit reference was from that popular commercial Coach Tomey did years ago. Tomey coached for 10-years here before going to Arizona. His new gig will be to take care of special teams for the Warriors. Mike Cherry speaks with the Coach tonight at 5.

AIRFARES DECREASING?

I couldn't believe this one myself but apparently its true. We'll tell you how this came about, how much fares are likely to go down, and on which airline. That's tonight at 5

AILING HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

In need of some TLC, Tim Sakahara, takes a not-so-friendly look at our state's welcome matt for many of those who arrive in Hawaii. Needed repairs, missing signs, elevators and escalators out of order; the list goes on. What the state says will be done to get the airport back in decent shape. We'll have that at 5:30.

AKULIKULI PLANTS IN THE ALA WAI CANAL

I wondered about this project myself. We went there today to get an update on what's been going on with those floating patches of native Hawaiian akulikuli plants in the Ala Wai Canal. Turns out the project's funding grant ended years ago! So, what happens next with the material, equipment and plants that are still there? The answer at 5:30.

A lot happening today. I hope you will join Stephanie Lum and me tonight for these stories and more on Hawaii News Now at 5 & 5:30. See you then.

Aloha,

Shawn Ching

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