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First, Thunder & Lightning. What's Next?

Hope you're staying dry Sunrise Ohana. The severe weather sure put on a show!

SEVERE WEATHER: LIGHTNING, THUNDER, & WATER SPOUTS, OH MY!

Did you catch the lightning strikes, waterspouts and thunderstorms hovering over Honolulu? Lucky for us, our viewers did and they caught it all on camera. We'll show you the dramatic video. Join us for team coverage this morning with Ramsay and Malika keeping us up to date. Already, Malika is forecasting more lightning.

PROBLEMS ON THE ROADS

Whenever we have weather like this, problems on the roads are a foregone conclusion. We're following a developing situation. An accident on the H-1 Westbound near Waikele. Taizo is watching for traffic trouble.

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AKAKA BILL VOTE EXPECTED

While the focus in Washington is the budget battle, the controversial Native Hawaiian Recognition bill sponsored by Senator Daniel Akaka should get a vote today in the US Senate Indian Affairs Committee. We're following developments on this one.

EXCISE INCREASE ON THE TABLE

The State Senate Ways and Means Committee is set to vote on a possible general excise tax hike today. Howard has more on the possible business impact of a GET increase.

HAWAIIAN MUSIC GRAMMY PAU

After 5 years, the Hawaiian Music Grammy has been yanked. Instead, Hawaiian music will have to compete in a combined category called "best Regional roots album." This includes polka, Cajun and Native American Music. We'll let it rip about the loss of a Hawaiian Music Grammy at 7:25.

NATHAN OSMOND & PACIFIC SWING HAWAII

Nathan Osmond (yes that Osmond. He's the nephew of Donnie and Marie) will drop by to announce a special military appreciation rendition of his Pacific Swing Hawaii production. He'll also perform for us at 6:55. Then, catch the local version of the Andrews' sisters at 8:20.

JUMP- MALIKA MIXES IT UP WITH MARTIAL ARTISTS

An awe-inspiring production featuring Martial Arts is in town. Malika mixes it up with the performers at 6:45.

KENNY ENDO BRINGS THE THUNDER

We know we have thunderstorms in the forecast, but Kenny Endo will also "bring the thunder" when he pounds his taiko drums. Hear about his fundraiser for Japan with Jake Shimabukuro at 6:40.

Hope to see you for Sunrise.

Aloha,

Tannya Joaquin

tjoaquin@HawaiiNewsNow.com

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