Good Thursday Morning Sunrise Ohana. We're following a flash flood watch, a traffic alert and a protest at Oahu's oldest church this morning.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR KAUAI
Dan Cooke says watch out for heavy rain and flooding on Kauai. You can always get up to the minute information on our interactive radar. Just download the HawaiiNewsNow app to your smart phone. I don't leave home without it!
TRAFFIC ALERT: WATER MAIN BREAK
It looks like road crews will have to contraflow morning rush hour traffic in response to a problematic water main break on Farrington Highway. That would leave just two east bound lanes open. Taizo is tracking repairs and will update us on problem spots.
KAWAIAHAO CHURCH PROTEST
We'll be live at Kawaiahao Church this morning to cover a protest by some Native Hawaiian groups. They're upset that the church is moving forward with plans to build a new multi-purpose center where there are now dozens of graves. Hear from both sides starting at 6 this morning.
Scratchy throat, itchy eyes, shortness of breath. I know I'm not the only one dealing with these pesky vog symptoms. How can you deal with it until the air clears? An expert from the American Lung Association will join us with tips at 7:10.
CIVIL UNIONS BILL REACTION
All that's left is for Governor Abercrombie to sign the Civil Unions bill into law to seal the deal. The Senate passed bill 232 yesterday. The Governor said in a statement "For me this bill represents equal rights for all the people of Hawai'i." We'll have reaction from the group "Citizens for Equal Rights" at 7:40.
HONOLULU'S AILING AIRPORT
From leaky roof to broken elevators, Honolulu's Airport is giving visitors a bad first impression.Tim Sakahara reports on our ailing airport and what's being done to turn it around at 5:40 AM.
VEX ROBOTICS COMPETITION
High school students are doing battle with robots. A live demonstration is coming up at 6:40 AM.
LIVE SATELLITE INTERVIEW WITH KATHY BATES
The Oscar Winner is now the star of NBC's hit drama "Harry's Law." We'll chat live via satellite with the talented actress at 8:50 AM.
HAWAII'S NEXT TOP MODEL?
The renowned modeling agency Wilhelmina has opened its first Hawaii office. Details on a casting call this Saturday and what agents are looking for ahead at 5:40 AM.
Aside from that casting call, what else is happening this weekend? Byron Furukawa will let us know in Sunrise Around Town.
It's a packed show on this Thursday. Hope you can join us.
See you on Sunrise,