Good Wednesday Morning! I'm back on Sunrise for the next few days.
The Honolulu City Council is set to hold a critical vote on a controversial hotel complex on Oahu. Members will decide whether to grant a special management area permit to a developer who hopes to build a 223-room Marriott. The facility would replace the old Laie Inn. Supporters are happy about the new jobs, but critics argue that the resort will clog traffic.
Former congressman Charles Djou plans to make a major announcement at noon. Meanwhile, former Lt. Governor Duke Aiona posted on his website that he will not for Congress, but may consider another run for governor in 2014.
Vice president Joe Biden will be making a quick stop in Oahu next week, according to the White House. He will deliver a speech at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe. Biden will stay for one day on his way back to Washington, D.C.
ACROSS THE AISLE AT 6:40
Candidates in next year's presidential election are on the move across the country. State senators Sam Slom and Brickwood Galuteria will stop by our studio for a political debate on President Obama and the Republican contenders.
DOWNTOWN FASHION WINE WALK AT 7:50 AND 8:50
Malika will be live in Kapolei featuring a fashionable fundraiser to benefit Goodwill Industries of Hawaii. Stylist Kyle Kagamida will transform a Goodwill participant with a makeover using items pulled from participating stores.
Hope you can join us this morning and thanks for being part of our Sunrise family!