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State of the Union, Hawaii Bird on List? & Oscars 2012

Aloha from Hawaii News Now!

Here are some of the stories were working for our 5:30 newscast on KGMB for this Tuesday, January 24th:

PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

President Barrack Obama delivered his State of the Union address this afternoon. Tonight at 5:30 we'll break down the President's speech; also, our Jim Mendoza visits a Honolulu "watching party" with some of the President's staunchest political supporters.

HAWAII-BASED SOLDIER SITS WITH FIRST LADY

Also from Washington D.C., a Hawaii-based soldier had one of the best seats in the house -- or U.S. Senate Chambers -- for the President's SOTU address. We'll have more on Sergeant Ashleigh Berg, who's stationed at Fort Shafter, and her seat near First Lady Michelle Obama.

NATIVE HAWAIIAN BIRD MAY BE ADDED TO "ENDANGERED" LIST

A one year review may determine whether a Native Hawaiian bird will be added to the list of "endangered" species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. What federal researchers will examine to determine this bird's pending status.

"THE DESCENDANTS" PICKS UP NUMEROUS OSCAR NOMINATIONS

We'll have much from Hollywood as the nominations for this year's Academy Awards were announced early this morning. And there was a lot of love for the movie, "The Descendants," which was filmed right here in Hawaii and stars George Clooney.

 *PROGRAMMING NOTE*

Due to our live coverage of the President's State of the Union Address, Hawaii News Now at 5 o'clock will not be shown tonight and Hawaii News Now at 5:30 will only air on KGMB.

Guy Hagi with the latest on our "voggy" conditions, and Taizo Braden will have your full wrap of our afternoon traffic conditions when you join Stephanie Lum and me for Hawaii News Now at 5:30 on KGMB.

We hope to see you then.

Aloha,

Shawn Ching

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