Aloha from Hawaii News Now! Here's what we're working on for our 5 and 5:30 newscasts.
MERGER TALK OF HFD AND EMS SAVES MONEY BUT MAY RAISE JOB CONCERNS
A study commissioned by the City shows that merging the City's Fire Department and Emergency Management Services Department would save millions of dollars and possibly save lives. But just what did City officials have to say about potentially losing union jobs under the merger plan. That's tonight at 5.
That's right, after weeks of back and forth, President Obama today signed a measure that raises the nation's borrowing capacity amid future spending cuts. We'll have more on that.
Details are still coming into our newsroom, but we're on the story of a critical moped accident on Oahu's North Shore. Kelly Mumme will have the latest tonight.
IT'S "NATIONAL NIGHT OUT"
What are you doing tonight? In an effort to raise awareness on issues affecting every community -- such as drug use, crime, and fostering and strengthening relationships with law enforcement -- communities are coming together around the country. Our own Brooks Baehr will have more on this event in our state.
Also, Guy Hagi will have the latest on weather, including an update on a storm churning in the Pacific.
I hope you'll join Stephanie Lum and me for these stories and more when we see you on Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30.