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Coming up on Hawaii News Now Thursday

Aloha, 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.

WHO WILL REPLACE AKAKA?

That's the big question that voters will be faced with. Tonight, Tim Sakahara takes a look at the war chests of some of the "potential" candidates. And remember, so far, no one has declared their candidacy for Akaka's seat. He will retire in December 2012.

WHAT'S HAPPENS TO THE AKAKA BILL?

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, today, talked about the impact Senator Akaka's announcement will have on the bill he sponsored -- the Native Hawaii Reorganization Act. What's next for the controversial measure? That's coming up tonight at 5:30.

AILA GETS THE GREEN LIGHT

Governor Neil Abercrombie's nomination of the Department of Land and Natural Resources got the thumbs up today from lawmakers. But it wasn't all rosy for nominee William Aila. One Senator voiced, what he called, grave concern over Aila's confirmation. We'll have that story tonight at 5.

SPIDER FOILS MAZDA

And automaker, Mazda, is blaming a spider. Yes, a spider, for its latest recall. We'll explain tonight at 5.

I hope you'll join Stephanie Lum and me for these stories and more tonight on Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30.

See you then!

Aloha,

Shawn Ching

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