Aloha from Hawaii News Now! Here's what we're working on for our 5 and 5:30 newscasts.
HALEIWA BRUSHFIRE PROMPTS EVACUATIONS
A stubborn brushfire is contained after scorching 12 acres, according to HFD officials. Homeless in the area as well as an elementary school have been evacuated. Contained, but not fully extinguished, is how fire officials are describing it. We have crews on the North Shore covering this story and will have the latest starting at 5.
GUY TALKS WITH ROBERT BALLARD OF NATIONAL EATHER SERVICE
Tonight at 5:30, Guy Hagi talks with Robert Ballard of the National Weather Service about the latest on Tropical Storm Fernanda, which is now south of the of the state and getting closer.
TEACHERS UNION LOSES ETHICS COMPLAINT
The Hawaii Labor Relations Board today dismissed the state Teachers Union ethics complaint against the state. The union argued that a letter sent by the Governor to members of the labor board violated its due process rights, describing it as an "ex parte" communication -- and a big no, no, at this stage of the proceedings. The labor board disagreed. More on this starting tonight at 5.
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. See you then!