Lane closures and road work for the rail project in West Oahu will not go on as planned today. A State Supreme Court Ruling could halt construction. If the city keeps building, critics will try to get a restraining order. On Friday, the Justices agreed unanimously that the city must conduct a full archaeological study of the *entire* rail system before starting construction. HART CEO Dan Grabauskas says that work will continue, but not in "ground-disturbing ways". Ramsay Wharton will report live on the rail showdown this morning on Sunrise.
ISAAC INTERRUPTS REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
Republicans have canceled today's opening session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa because of Tropical Storm Isaac. We'll have team coverage with Tracie Potts at the Convention and Dan Cooke following Isaac. You can track the storm too with our exclusive hurricane tracker on HawaiiNewsNow.com and download the weather now app for your mobile device.
MITT ROMNEY BIRTHER JAB?
Republicans hope that Isaac doesn't steal Mitt Romney's thunder as he waits to officially accept his Party's nomination to be President. A comment Romney made in his home state of Michigan Friday has added fuel to the birther movement. Here's what the former Massachusetts Governor said, "Now I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital. I was born in Harper Hospital. No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised."
ISAAC APPROACHES ON HURRICANE KATRINA ANNIVERSARY
Isaac is expected to grow to a Category 2 hurricane. The governors of Mississippi and Louisiana have declared states of emergency. The storm threatens to hit New Orleans 7 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina.
The owner of a sailboat that sank in front of the Elk's Club in Waikiki will have to work with the State to remove it. Today, the only sign of it is part of the mast sticking out of the water.
MORE HUMILIATION FOR PRINCE HARRY?
Prince Harry's girlfriend has dumped him after seeing his nude pictures from his wild Las Vegas weekend. Cressida Bonas was reportedly humiliated and there may be more embarrassment ahead. The girl who was playing strip billiards with Prince Harry in his Las Vegas suite will reportedly go on TV to tell her story and release more pictures. She's said to be close to signing a $1 million deal which would include a magazine cover and a television appearance. Bad Girlsz PR firm has said "I have one girl who is willing to go on the record to talk about everything that happened in the room with Harry. What she says is quite incredible and paints a different side to Harry and his behavior."
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