Aloha! Here are some of the stories we're working on for Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30 on this Wednesday.
FORCED LABOR LAWSUIT; LARGEST OF ITS KIND
The largest civil lawsuit of its kind has been filed in a civil case involving farm workers in the U.S. and the companies that facilitate their employment. The workers include some used here in Hawaii. The Hawaii workers are from Thailand and worked at various island farming operations. What the federal government is alleging, tonight at 5.
OBAMA FUNDRAISERS, REPORT FROM SAN FRANCISCO
President Obama continues the kickoff of his 2012 Presidential Campaign Kickoff. After events in his hometown of Chicago, Obama is holding two big money events in San Francisco. Tonight at 5:30, we'll chat with Grace Lee, formerly of Hawaii News Now, and now a reporter and anchor in the Bay area, about the Obama events.
DEADLY BUNKER BEING CLEARED AS CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS STORAGE BILL
The site of a deadly bunker explosion two weeks ago should be cleared of all hazardous fireworks by this week. Meantime, the Honolulu city Council is also considering a measure on the storage of fireworks on Oahu. But the bill may not be related to the recent explosion. Brooks Baehr will have the complete story at 5.
STOLEN DOGS LOCATED
Dogs reported stolen from a home in Manoa last night and featured on Hawaii News Now, have been found. How they were found; and where? We'll have more details of their ordeal, tonight at 5.
FUNNY MONEY CRIMINAL WANTED
In this week's "Wanted Wednesday Case File," Honolulu Police are asking for your help locating a man who, allegedly, printed his own money and tried to pass it off as the real McCoy. Maybe you can recognize the suspected criminal; see for yourself tonight at 5:30.
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!