I hope you're enjoying your President's Day Holiday. Here are just a few of the many stories we are working on for this Monday.
GOVERNOR ABERCROMBIE RELEASES BUDGET
Governor Neil Abercrombie released his version of the state budget for the next two years. It has been long awaited since the Governor took his time sorting through, what his administration feels, should be the state's priorities. Jim Mendoza will have a full report at 5.
GREAT ALOHA RUN KICKS OFF
Thousands got up early this President's Day holiday to hit the streets of Honolulu for the Great Aloha Run. It's been 27 years since the first Great Aloha Run kicked off. Since then, the event has raised more than $8.5m for more than 150 local charities. Who finished first? We'll tell you tonight.
FIRST IN NATION, STATEWIDE STUDENT NEWS NETWORK TO LAUNCH
It will be a first in the country -- a statewide, student news network. PBS Hawaii is working with students from 55 of Hawaii's public, private and charter schools, statewide, to produce a weekly newscast. The student's stories will be about topics of interest to them and also about their communities -- all told in their own voices. The program is called "Hiki No," which means "can do" in English. That story will be on at 5.
It's a tradition in Germany. And I bet it hurts. We'll take you there and show you what this all about. Essentially, you wear very little clothes and you hop on a fast moving sled.
I hope you will join Stephanie Lum and me for these stories and more. That's tonight on Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30.