Good Thursday Morning!
Local 5 members working at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki are taking part in a 7-day coordinated strike this morning. Sticking points include outsourcing, workloads and employee safety. Ramsay Wharton will have live updates on the labor dispute.
An animal cruelty case involving a suspected puppy mill on Oahu is set to resume with a new judge. Judge Glenn Kim disqualified himself last month because his wife's pet-sitting company cares for one of the 153 dogs taken from the Waimanalo facility.
President Obama will deliver his job creation speech before a joint session of Congress. You can watch his address live at 1 p.m. Hawaii time on KGMB and KHNL.
LIVING LEI CHIC AT 7:40
You can now make your own wine at home. Find out about fermentation and everything else you need to know about home wine kits in our Living Lei Chic segment.
RICE FESTIVAL AT 7:50 AND 8:50
Get your chopsticks ready! The Rice Fest returns to Magic Island this weekend. The defending champion in the 2010 "Rice-ipe" Cooking Competition will whip up a dish for us. Workers will also be doing practice runs to build a 220-pound spam musubi!