Happy Aloha Thursday from Hawaii News Now! One more day until the Fourth of July weekend is upon us. Here's what we're working on for our 5 o'clock and 5:30 newscasts on KGMB & KHNL.
The labor deal between the State of Hawaii and the Hawaii State Teacher's Association ends tonight. And starting tomorrow, the Abercrombie Administration plans to unilaterally implement a new collective bargaining agreement. But how do some teachers truly feel about it? Tim Sakahara found out that there's more talk of a strike. Tonight at 5, Tim finds out what some teachers think about that possibility.
A large power outage by the Hawaiian Electric Company today caused damage to machinery at the Hawaii Coffee Company in Kalihi. Even our own Hawaii News Now Sunrise morning news felt the problem during its broadcast on KFVE. We'll have more on the outage, starting at 5.
90% OF YOUNG ADULTS "STRONGLY DISAPPROVE" USING METH
That's just one of the many bright spots from the 2011 survey results on use & attitudes of "meth" released today by the Hawaii Meth Project. The results were released at a news conference held at the state's only juvenile correctional facility. Tonight at 5, Brooks Baehr shares the survey results; he also will have the latest on the success of the Project's new media & ad campaign.
The NBA is joining its pro sports brethren -- the NFL -- in locking out its players. Yup, the NBA. Tonight at 5, Sports Director Chris Tanaka, joins us to talk about the latest developments off of the basketball court.
Also tonight, Guy Hagi will have our, "best weather on the planet," forecast. And Kelly Mumme will have the latest on our pau hana Thursday 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!