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Latest on Japan's Nuclear Emergency and Congresswoman Hanabusa Vents about Spending Cuts

ALL EYES ON NUCLEAR PLANT IN JAPAN

Workers are returning to the damaged nuclear power plant in Japan hoping to prevent a total meltdown. They will attempt to cool the overheating reactors. Officials say radiation levels just south of the plant are 300 times the normal level.

RADIATION CONCERNS ALL THE WAY FROM JAPAN TO HAWAII

Despite assurances, people in Tokyo are leaving despite their distance 170 miles away. More than 3800 miles away in Hawaii, stores can't keep potassium iodide in stock. The pill prevents against radiation poisoning of the thyroid gland.

HISTORICAL LOOK AT NUCLEAR DISASTERS

Howard Dicus will take a closer look at previous nuclear disasters and lessons learned at 5:15.

DISASTER IN THE PACIFIC: CONTINUING COVERAGE

Hawaii News Now Sunrise will have continuing coverage of the Disaster in the Pacific including the rush to get out of Japan and impact here in Hawaii.

BUDGET BATTLE

Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa calls the Republican stop gap spending bills now in the hands of the Senate "irresponsible." She particularly takes exception with a 117 million dollar cut in funding to NOAA, the agency that operates the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. We'll talk with her live by phone in our 7 o'clock hour.

ACROSS THE AISLE

Our political pundits will weigh in on the State's budget deficit and the millions needed to cover tsunami damage. Hear their take on how the State will pay for that damage and improvements to warning sirens, while struggling to pay for everything else. That's coming up at 6:45.

BYU HAWAII BASKETBALL TEAM SCORES A FIRST

BYU Hawaii's men's basketball team is headed to the NCAA II Elite Eight for the first time in school history. We'll sit down with the Head Coach following their big win over Dixie State in the championship game of the NCAA II West Regional Tournament that put the team in the Elite 8.

COOKING CLASSES WITH EXECUTIVE CHEF AT TRUMP WAIKIKI

Here's your chance to learn from a world class chef. Johan Svensson, Executive Chef for BLT Steak Waikiki will stop by our Sunrise kitchen with a preview of cooking classes now open for the casual chef or pro.

See you on Sunrise,

Tannya Joaquin

tjoaquin@HawaiiNewsNow.com

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