RAIN ON THEIR PARADE?
It may rain on their parade, literally, in Waikiki for the Martin Luther King Junior Parade. It gets started at 9 this morning with events until 3 this afternoon. The good news? A flood advisory has just been canceled, but Dan says you'll want to keep your umbrellas handy because there is wet weather headed our way.
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MLK HAPPENINGS IN HAWAII
Happening today to mark Martin Luther King Junior day in Hawaii, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority will launch the "I Have a Dream campaign" to fill 150 vacant housing units. 30 new American citizens will be sworn in by US Citizenship and Immigration Services in Honolulu to honor King's legacy for "equality of opportunity." On the Big island, there will be a day long celebration and march of peace at the Mooheau Park Bandstand in downtown Hilo. The free event runs from 9 am to 6 pm.
HOLIDAY OPENINGS AND CLOSURES
All government offices will be closed, trash pick-up will be on its regular schedule, and the bus will operate on a state holiday schedule. If you're headed to Waikiki for the parade, you should know that most on-street parking will be free -- except for meters on Kalakaua Avenue near Kapiolani Park.
FIRST FAMILY MARKS MLK DAY
President Barack Obama and his family will mark the day by helping at a community service project in Washington D.C. They attended church services yesterday at a historic Washington D.C. church to help honor the slain civil right's leader's legacy.
CAPTAIN OF GROUNDED CRUISE SHIP SHOWBOATING?
The Chief Executive of the Italian owner of a grounded the cruise ship is blaming the Captain, saying the ship made an unauthorized, unapproved deviation its programmed course. Officials and witnesses say a risky practice by cruise ships of close-passing the island of Giglio in a foghorn-blasting salute to the local population appears to have contributed to the Costa Concordia disaster. Six people died and more than a dozen are missing.
HUNTSMAN OUT OF THE HUNT FOR PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION
Jon Huntsman is done running for the Republican presidential nomination. His campaign manager says Huntsman will bow out today and back Mitt Romney. That cuts the GOP field to five ahead of Saturday's South Carolina primary.
That's just a few of the stories you'll see this morning on Sunrise. Hope you can join us.