Good Wednesday morning to you. Here's a taste of stories we're following from 4:30 to 9 AM on Sunrise.
The Honolulu City Council could decide today whether or not to grant a permit needed to transform the 49 room Laie Inn into a 223 room Marriott.
Governor Abercrombie plans to sign a bill into law today that will recognize Native Hawaiians as the only indigenous people of Hawaii. Could this help the Akaka Bill advance in Congress? We'll discuss this issue more coming up in a live interview at 8:10.
A rail meeting concerning noise from the project is scheduled for tonight at 6 at the Blaisdell.
President Obama will hold a town hall meeting on twitter at 8 AM. He'll field questions about jobs and the economy.
VIRAL VIDEO AT 5:50
A massive dust storm is blanketing Phoenix. We'll bring you the dramatic video.
WHAT'S TRENDING AT 6:10
Why is a bakery under fire for a tweet on the heels of the Casey Anthony verdict and could Brett Favre really be contemplating a comeback?
ACROSS THE AISLE AT 6:40
Expect fireworks when Senator Brickwood Galuteria and Dylan Nonaka, Head of the Hawaii Republican party face off on the fireworks ban.
JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT AT 7:10
The Youth Performing Art Center cast will give us a live preview of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."
CYRIL PAHINUI LIVE FROM STUDIO B AT 7:40
The Grammy nominated slack key master is here to talk about a local talent search, and to play for us.
MALIKA IN THE MORNING AT 7:50
Malika will check out the off Broadway improv hit now playing at Manoa Valley Theatre "Tony n' Tina's Wedding."
See you on Sunrise!