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Coming Up on Hawaii News Now Friday

Happy Aloha Friday from Hawaii News Now! Here's what we're working on for our 5 and 5:30 newscast.

HURRICANE IRENE: AFFECTING AIR TRAVEL TO THE ISLANDS

We're feeling the effects of Hurricane Irene all the way out here in the Pacific. So far, thousands of flights have been canceled due to the massive storm, including some that service Hawaii. Tim Sakahara is live at the Honolulu International Airport with the latest. Guy Hagi will also have the latest on the storm's path starting tonight at 5.

LIVE INTERVIEW WITH UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII OFFICIALS ON PLAN TO RAISE TUITION

Tonight at 5:30, U.H. Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Linda Johnsrud sits down with Stephanie Lum to discuss the school's proposed tuition increase.

SCORING AT HOME? COQUI FROGS 1 -- Big Island 0

Researchers fill out the score sheet on the Big Island's battle against those noisy -- and ubiquitous -- Coqui frog. They also have a warning for folks on the other major Hawaiian islands.

I hope you'll join Stephanie Lum and me for these stories and more tonight at 5 and 5:30. See you then!

Shawn Ching

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