SENATE RACE POLL FAVORS MAZIE HIRONO
The results of a Hawaii News Now/Star Advertiser poll show if the U.S. Senate election happened today, Mazie Hirono has a double digit lead over former Congressman Ed Case and former Governor Linda Lingle. 56 percent of those asked said they would vote for Hirono in the Democratic race while 36 percent choose Case. Lingle polled 20 points behind either Hirono or Case.
FORMER GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE SITS DOWN WITH SUNRISE
How does Former Governor Lingle react to the results of this poll? This morning at 6:30, she'll sit down with Sunrise for the first time. If you have a question, post it on our Facebook page.
FORMER GOVERNOR BEN CAYETANO LEADS RACE FOR HONOLULU MAYOR
Meanwhile, Former Governor Cayetano has a nearly double digit lead in the race for Honolulu Mayor over incumbent Peter Carlisle and Former Acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell. You can read the full breakdown of our latest HNN/Star Advertiser poll here.
UH BUILDING TO BE DEMOLISHED AFTER DEVASTATING FIRE
Not much is left of the UH Records Office that went up in flames yesterday. Fire crews plan to demolish the building this morning. It was a challenge to put out because of the contents, thousands of financial documents from all ten campuses. See aerial video taken by Sky News Now here.
HIGH SURF ADVISORY
The swell Dan's been watching has brought big waves our way. A high surf advisory is posted for north and west facing shores. Because of the stronger tradewinds, a SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY continues for all coastal waters. Another larger swell is expected to bring wave heights to warning levels by Thursday. You can track the surf too with our surf report.
DETAILS ON WHITNEY HOUSTON'S DEATH
Happening today, the Beverly Hills police department is expected to give an update on singer Whitney Houston's death. The biggest names in music paid tribute to the singer at the Grammy Awards show last night and the superstar has Hawaii ties. You can see more on her local connections here.
We'll announce the winner of our first set of tickets to see Neil Diamond in concert this morning. Watch for your name around 7:50 on KGMB. We'll give away tickets all week long and on Friday, one lucky viewer will win our grand prize - a Hearts on Fire pendant. To enter right now, text the message "sunriseluv" - sunrise l-u-v - to 56376. Data and text messaging rates may apply. You can also enter at hawaiinewsnow.com or go to this link to sign up for our Diamond a Day.
Hope you can join us this morning for Sunrise!