Happy President's Day Sunrise Ohana. For thousands of your friends and neighbors, that means taking part in the Great Aloha Run.
GREAT ALOHA RUN
Sunrise will take you to the starting and finish line for the 27th annual President's Day tradition. Dan Cooke, Malika Dudley and Billy V will all be out live this morning covering the race. One of them will even run it.
GREAT ALOHA RUN TRAFFIC ALERT
With 20-thousand GAR participants hitting the streets, traffic will be affected. The Ewa-bound lanes of Nimitz Highway and parts of Kamehameha Highway are already closed. They won't reopen until all runners pass. Taizo Braden will have more on the traffic impacts.
RAIL GROUNDBREAKING CLOSURES
There's another road closure to tell you about. Several lanes along North-South road will be closed as of 5 this morning to prepare for tomorrow's rail transit groundbreaking ceremony. Both Mauka-bound lanes will be off limits between Kapolei Parkway and Farrington Highway until 5 p-PM tomorrow night.
PRESIDENT'S DAY BREAK BAD TIMING FOR CONGRESS
The clock is ticking for a possible government shutdown. Legal authority for funding the government runs out on March 4th and Republicans won't budge on a spending extension. Lawmakers are on their President's day recess all week which leaves just days to reach a deal next week.
A NEW DAY, A NEW YOU: OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
Did you know that fear of public speaking is the number one social fear in America? It's followed closely by speaking up in meetings or class. This morning at 5:40, Communications Coach Pam Chambers demonstrates a few techniques she uses to help overcome those fears.
PIRATES OF PENZANCE
The Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center is bringing the classic "The Pirates of Penzance" to life to celebrate its 24th year. The students will take over Studio B for a preview.
Hope you carbo-loaded for the Great Aloha Run!
See you on Sunrise,