Happy Aloha Friday, I hope this email finds you well. Here are some of the stories we're working on for Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30.
STATE BUDGET VICTIM: AT RISK AND LOW INCOME YOUTH
About a hundred at-risk and low income youth -- ages 12 to 18 -- rallied at the state capitol today. The group was hoping to convince lawmakers to keep funding programs that benefit them. It doesn't look good. It seems everyone--and every group--may be asked to sacrifice something to get the state's budget back on track. Tim Sakahara will have the report at 5.
HONOLULU ZOO GETS A 2-MILLION DOLLAR FACE LIFT
With more to come, the Honolulu Zoo unveiled a new two million dollar facelift. The renovations include, essentially, a new entrance. And there's even a green screen to take special pictures. We'll take you there at 5.
A FIRST AT THE HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Every 30-minutes, visitors to the HIA will hear a special and, perhaps, unfamiliar greeting: one in the native tongue, the Hawaiian language. At a cost of $14,000.00, the 40-second message features both a native Hawaiian greeting and its English language translation. The message starts today. Want to listen to it? Tune in at 5:30.
TODDLER STUCK IN VENDING MACHINE
And this story caught my eye. And it wasn't just any vending machine -- it was TOY vending machine. Who can blame the little guy. We'll tell you how the toddler got in there in the first place and how he got out.
We'll have these stories and more tonight on Hawaii News Now.
I hope you will join Stephanie Lum and me at 5 and 5:30.