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Large Brush fire, Candidates Meet, Revenue Forecast Down

Here's what's coming up tonight on our 5 and 5:30 newscasts on Hawaii News Now...

DEVELOPING STORY: BRUSHFIRE THREATENS HOMES NEAR KALAHEO H.S.

Fire crews are battling a large brush fire in Windward Oahu near Kalaheo High School that's now threatening homes in the area. The blaze also forced officials to close the adjacent H-3 Freeway. We have a crew on the scene and will have the very latest at 5.

ISLE'S WINDY CONDITIONS FAN FLAMES

And making fire-fighting conditions worse: the windy conditions whipping across the state. Guy Hagi tells us what's in store ahead.

U.S. SENATE CANDIDATES MIX IT UP IN FORUM

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono and former Congressman Ed Case, along with John Carroll, took part in a candidate's forum this afternoon. They discussed a variety of topics, but spent a lot of time talking about our state's main economic engine -- tourism. More on that from Tim Sakahara.

STATE EXPECTING FEWER TAX DOLLARS IN 2013

It's looking like fewer dollars will be flowing into the state's coffers next year. It's not a guarantee, but a prediction for 2013 from the Council on Revenues. Jim Mendoza will have more on what it may mean for all of us.

NEW AT 5:30 on KHNL: HIKERS' RESCUE CAUGHT ON TAPE

Two stranded hikers who spent the night on a cliff in Kaaawa are safe tonight. Their dramatic rescue was captured live this morning on Sunrise. We'll show it to you at 5:30 on KHNL.

We'll have these stories and more when you join Stephanie Lum and me for Hawaii's most watched early news.

See you at 5 & 5:30.

Aloha,

Shawn Ching

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