Aloha! Here are some of the stories we're working on for Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30 on this Wednesday.
PRESIDENT'S PAL ARRESTED IN PROSTITUTION STING
Robert Titcomb, President Obama's close friend, was arrested this week in a prostitution sting conducted by the Honolulu Police Department. We'll have the latest details on the story tonight at 5, including where he was arrested.
G-E-T TESTIMONY AT STATE CAPITOL
Lawmakers, today, heard testimony from those for and against raising the state's General Excise Tax to help make up for a projected $1.2 Billion budget shortfall through fiscal years 2011-2013. Most were opposed to raising the GET. Lawmakers want to raise the GET by 25% or 1-percent. Hear some of the testimony tonight at 5 when Jim Mendoza gives us his report.
ALOHA TO HAWAIIAN MUSIC GRAMMY
Its been controversial and often times maligned because of the number of repeat winners, now the Hawaiian music GRAMMY will cease to exist. That's the latest from The Recording Academy, the organization which honors recording artists. How do local musicians fell about the category's elimination? And how will Hawaiian musicians now be recognized? Find out tonight at 5:30 on KHNL.
I hope you'll join Stephanie Lum and me for these stories and more on Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30. See you then!