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On Sunrise: Coke Plant Evacuation & Rail Groundbreaking

A lot's happened while you were sleeping. We'll get you caught up on a Coke plant evacuation plus why today's rail groundbreaking could affect your commute.

COCA COLA PLANT EVACUATED

A dozen workers were evacuated from the Mapunapuna Coke plant just after midnight. What caused the commotion?

READY OR NOT, RAIL GROUNDBREAKING SET FOR TODAY

The back and forth battle over Oahu's $5.5 billion mass transit plans will seem like ancient history today when the City and County of Honolulu breaks ground on the rail project in Kapolei at 10 this morning. Ramsay Wharton will have live reports all morning long and Taizo will help you steer clear of traffic tie-ups.

KAWAIAHAO CHURCH TELLS ITS SIDE

Some Native Hawaiians are upset that Kawaiahao Church is moving forward with construction of a new multi-purpose center despite the discovery of burial sites. This morning at 7:40 AM, the church Kahu and Chair of the Board of Trustees join Sunrise to tell their side of the story.

FORMER FLIGHT ATTENDANTS HOST INTERNATIONAL GARAGE SALE

They've traveled the world. Now, former flight attendants of Pan American World Airways are making their treasures available in an international garage sale fundraiser. Proceeds benefit St. Francis Hospice. They'll set up a mini version of the garage sale in Studio B this morning.

FASHION DESIGNER HAS A FAN IN FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

You may not know his name, but you know his famous client. First Lady Michelle Obama wore a floral dress during the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination designed by American designer, Thakoon Panichgul. He dishes about dressing the First Lady and what's hot for Spring.

CHAI'S CHOICES

Since Chef Chai is the new Executive Chef for Hawaiian Airlines, his choices are inspired by the carrier's newest international destinations. This morning, he's cooking some "Seoul" food. Mandoo (pot stickers for non-Korean speakers) and my personal favorite, Bibimbap. (Mixed rice and vegetables) We just need some kimchi and we'll be good to go.

Spicing it up for this Tuesday edition of Sunrise. Hope you can us!

Tannya Joaquin

tjoaquin@HawaiiNewsNow.com

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