CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL ELECTION PREPS
Today, the Honolulu City Council will meet to discuss a special election to fill Tulsi Gabbard's seat. She resigned last week to focus on her race for Congress and to save the City money by holding the vote during the general election. Former Council member Jon Yoshimura will be at Honolulu Hale today to file nomination papers. Yoshimura served on the Council from 1994 to 2002.
COUNCIL ELECTION CONTROVERSY
Meanwhile, the Hawaii Supreme Court will give its ruling on whether a District 7 candidate for Honolulu City Council violated campaign rules. Martin Han filed a complaint saying his opponent Joey Manahan posted campaign banners within two hundred feet of two polling places and that Manahan pressured voters to fill out their absentee ballots in front of him. Manahan says he's sure the Office of Elections will not find any violations.
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII STEVIE WONDER CONCERT INVESTIGATION
More details could come out today about the investigation into the Stevie Wonder concert scandal. Sources tell Hawaii News Now that the UH Board of Regents will hold an executive session behind closed doors today. Last month the UH canceled a Stevie Wonder concert that was supposed to raise funds for the University's Athletics program, but the performer had no idea he was booked. According to an e-mailed letter sent to the UH community yesterday by University President MRC Greenwood, it was almost coincidental that the administration determined it was time to search for a new Athletics Director when the concert debacle unfolded.
Tropical storm Isaac is on a track that could take it toward Florida, the sight of the Republican National Convention next week. Ben Gutierrez is in for Dan this morning tracking the severe weather threat and you can too. Just go to HawaiiNewsNow.com and download our hurricane tracker.
PRINCE HARRY NAKED PHOTOS
But by far, the biggest talker of the morning is this. TMZ.com has published two nude pictures of the 27 year old Prince, taken recently during a game of strip billiards in his VIP Las Vegas hotel suite. Prince Harry's office confirmed that the photos were of the Prince but declined to make any further comment.
Also this morning on Sunrise, singer Kimie will perform live from Studio B and we'll see some of the designer bargains up for sale for the Goodwill Goes Glam gala.
See you on Sunrise!