Aloha! Here are some of the stories we're working on for Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30 on this Friday.
D-U-I LAW LOOPHOLE
A bill at the state legislature that would have helped to keep the repeat DUI offenders off our roads wont be happening this. The measure would likely have had a significant impact on safety, but not cost a cent of taxpayer money. What happened to this seemingly important piece of legislation? Brooks Baehr takes a closer look, tonight at 5.
ECONOMIC FORECAST NOT AS DIRE AS EXPECTED
University of Hawaii Economists predict that our state's economy will grow, albeit slightly, over the next two years. That's welcome news since many had forecast a grim economic outlook in the wake the Japan disaster and continually rising energy costs. It will help small businesses as well. But there is one variable the economists based their findings on that could alter the report's conclusions. We'll get into that tonight when speak with one of the UH economists who helped draft the report.
PRESIDENT OBAMA MEETS WITH SEAL TEAM 6
Also tonight, after successfully eliminating public enemy #1, Osama bin Laden, members of Navy Seal Team 6 met privately with President Obama today. We'll have more on the President's visit, later tonight.
TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT? GET TO BED EARLIER
That what researchers are saying after studying the latest data. If you stay up late into the night, guess what? You're likely to keep snacking until bedtime. We'll have more on this story and other health news, including what's being said about combining class time with exercise. That's tonight at 5:30.
"DO MY JOB?" ~ TONIGHT WE'RE GROUNDSKEEPERS FOR THE CITY & COUNTY
Keeping one of the island's busiest parks clean is no small feat. Tonight, Stephanie and I find out just how hard that job can be when we attempt to become City & County of Honolulu groundskeepers for a day in Waikiki. Cleaning bathrooms, power washing pavilions, and shoveling and sweeping sand are just some of the tasks we'll tackle.
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!