TEACHERS VS. BOE
Today, HSTA will get its chance to respond to yesterday's decision by the Board of Education to create new evaluations for teachers. It's the first time the teachers union will be back at the negotiating table three months after rejecting the State's contract proposal. The union website is urging teachers to wear red to school today in a show of solidarity with the bargaining team. HSTA's Executive Director has said teachers would have preferred to determine how to evaluate teachers instead of having the BOE do it.
Seems the fish aren't biting and that's driving prices of a local favorite way up. An ahi shortage has caused a spike in poke and sashimi prices. The price for a pound of ahi poke is about $16 compared with $10 before the shortage occurred. Ramsay will report live from the United Fish Agency on Sunrise.
WHOLE FOODS KAILUA OPENS
Expect crowds to line up to be the first inside the new Whole Foods Kailua store. Doors open to the public at 9 this morning.
HART DIRECTOR LIVE ON SUNRISE
He's promised to deliver the rail system on time and on budget. We'll ask the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation CEO Dan Grabauskas how he plans to do it when he joins Sunrise at 7:10.
The University of Hawaii will testing its emergency notification system at 10 this morning. Text alerts will go out to all students, faculty and staff who are signed up across the 10 campuses statewide.
City Council will hold a special meeting tonight to discuss a proposal to prohibit commercial activities including recreational stops by tour companies at Kailua and Kalama Beach Park. Tonight's meeting starts at 6:30 at Kailua High School.
EVENING WITH COACH CHOW
Also tonight, Na Koa Football Club presents: "An Evening with Coach Chow." The three hour telethon airs on KFVE from 7 to 10 PM. It will give Warrior football fans a chance to hear at length from the new Head Coach, assistant coaches plus current and former players. Money raised benefits the University of Hawaii football program.
HAWAII FIVE-O "WRAP 'UM" PARTY
Season two of Hawaii Five-O is winding down and the star who plays Kamekona wants to celebrate with fans. He's hosting TAYLOR WILY'S WRAP 'UM PARTY Saturday night at Aloha Tower. He will join us with details on Sunrise at 7:40.
Hope you can join us!