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Coming up on Hawaii News Now Friday

   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.

POWER LINES DOWN -- RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES SCRAMBLE

It's been a wild night and morning of some crazy weather across the western part of the state. On Oahu, 15 Hawaiian Electric utility poles were knocked down along Fort Weaver Road in the stormy weather. High winds, rain, knocked out power and that meant going into "survival mode" for some area residents and businesses. One man even rolled out his all-terrain motorcycle to get around. We'll have complete and continuing coverage the storm's aftermath, not only in Ewa, but across the state, tonight at 5.

HECO UNION WORKERS STRIKE

And to make matters worse, late this afternoon, unionized workers at HECO walked off the job. What does this mean for essential and critical storm related repairs -- like along Ft. Weaver Road? Details are still coming into the newsroom. We'll sort it all out for you tonight at 5. Also, Howard Dicus will also weigh in on what the strike means -- both in its timing and for those who depend on HECO for their daily needs.  

LAWMAKERS SAY YES WITH CONFIRMATIONS

There were a bunch of confirmations today at the state Capitol. Who will be the state's new Adjutant General; the state's Comptroller for the Department of Accounting and General Services; and the new head of the Department of Public Safety? We'll tell you which Governor Abercrombie appointees were confirmed 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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