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Happening Now: Fire in Waianae, Flights to Washington D.C., Save the 4th

WAIANAE BRUSH FIRE

Fire crews are back in Waianae Valley this morning, fighting a new fire that broke out yesterday afternoon near Piliuka Place. We'll have a live look at what crews face. It's charred roughly 150 acres and 20 percent contained at this point. Ground crews can't reach it so water drops will resume when the sun comes up. Investigators aren't sure what sparked the fire, but they do know it's not a flare-up from earlier this week.

WEATHER NOW: LIGHT WINDS, DRY & HOT

We're expecting light winds and dry, hot conditions today. Dan will have our weekend forecast on Sunrise.

DIRECT FLIGHTS TO WASHINGTON D.C. START TODAY

Howard is back from New York this morning with details about another new direct flight connecting Hawaii to the East Coast. United Airlines starts service to Washington D.C. Today. Arrival ceremonies start at 5PM.

TURF BATTLE

Happening today, the Land Use Commission is scheduled to vote on the proposed Hoopili development. Protestors plan to show their opposition to building housing on 15 hundred acres near UH West Oahu. We'll be following the vote at 9 AM.

LEI NEEDED FOR KAMEHAMEHA PARADE

Organizers for tomorrow's King Kamehameha Day Parade are requesting plumeria for the traditional lei draping at the King Kamehameha Statue. You can drop off flowers at the statue this morning at 7.

INDEPENDENCE DAY AT MAUNALUA BAY: SAVE OUR 4TH

Hawaii Kai's homegrown fireworks extravaganza for the 4th needs donations so the show can go on. Independence Day at Maunalua Bay organizers need to raise 50 thousand dollars. You can pitch in by donating tomorrow. Volunteers will be out at Koko Marina Center accepting money in fish nets tomorrow morning. Details coming up in our 6 o'clock hour of Sunrise.

37TH ANNUAL SUMMER NEW PRODUCTS SHOW

Also ahead this morning, we get a live look at the best new offerings at the Summer New Products show at the Blaisdell.

THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

And, we made it to Aloha Friday so it's a time to dig up the best and worst stories of the week. Hope you can join us.

See you on Sunrise!

Aloha,

Tannya Joaquin

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