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OPENING DAY FOR STATE LEGISLATURE
New year. New Governor. Many new lawmakers. But, the challenge is the same: how to balance the budget without cuts to crucial programs and services or furloughs. Ramsay Wharton will report live from the Capitol for opening day.
ACROSS THE AISLE
Our political pundits Democratic Senator Brickwood Galuteria and Executive Director of the Republican Party Dylan Nonaka will weigh in on the start of a new legislative session. Will the honeymoon come to an end for Governor Neil Abercrombie now that difficult decisions have to be made.
CITY MANAGING DIRECTOR TALKS ABOUT RAIL REPORT
Now that the Federal Transit Administration has signed off on the document confirming the project has met all the requirements of the environmental review process, will construction start soon? The Managing Director of Honolulu, Doug Chin, will drop by and detail what's next for Oahu's mass transit project.
NIMITZ HIT AND RUN
A 29 year old man was the victim of a hit and run last night on Nimitz Highway. He's in critical condition and police need tips to track down the driver who left the scene.
RAIN DAMAGE AT HAWAII PRISONS
There's another side effect of the heavy rains. Mold and wait till you see where it's popped up.
BIG WAVE WATCH
There's a lot of buzz that conditions could be just right for the Eddie to go tomorrow. Malika Dudley will have our surf report.
Malika will also preview a big cheerleader tryout. Does she have what it takes to make the cut?
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