Happy Aloha Tuesday from Hawaii News Now! Here are just some of what we're working on for our 5 o'clock and 5:30 p.m. newscasts on KGMB & KHNL.
A state Board of Education committee today voted to send the schools superintendent's proposed changes to Hawaii's high school graduation requirements to the full board for approval. More than 20 people offered testimony on the proposal. Minna Sugimoto will have more on this story on Hawaii News Now at 5 p.m.
MAYOR CARLISLE VETOES KEY CITY COUNCIL MEASURES
Today is the deadline for the Mayor to veto bills from the Honolulu City Council. So what did Mayor Carlisle decide to do? He's called a 4 p.m. News conference today to talk about what he did and did not veto. Tim Sakahara is live from Honolulu Hale at 5 o'clock on KGMB & KHNL.
CHINAMAN'S HAT HIKER DIES
Sad news to report on the hiker who became injured yesterday while hiking on Chinaman's Hat. Late this afternoon, we learned the man has died. We'll have more on this story tonight at 5 p.m.
At 5:30 on Hawaii News Now on KHNL, Jim Mendoza takes a closer look at new -- and graphic -- cigarette ads aimed to deter smoking. Jim speaks with members of the "Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii" and tells us why they feel says the ads will help cut the number of adults and teens who smoke.
KONA BREWING COMPANY GOES GREEN
Big Island brewery, Kona Brewing Company, is going green. Not the beer, but in how the facility gets its power. Tonight at 5, we'll show you how K.B.C. is turning to Mother Nature for its energy needs.
Also tonight, Guy Hagi is at "Kewalos" checking out a nice south shore swell. He'll also have our weather outlook for the rest of the work week. And Kelly Mumme will have the latest updates on our afternoon traffic.
I hope you'll join Stephanie Lum and me for these stories and more on Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30 on KGMB & KHNL.
See you then!