HAWAII DELEGATES FRONT AND CENTER FOR PRESIDENT'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
Hawaii Delegates have prime seats for President Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte tonight. They'll be the envy of thousands of disappointed ticket holders who can't watch the President's speech in person. Due to severe weather, President Obama's address had to be moved indoors from the outdoor stadium that would have held more than 73-thousand people. Instead, he'll speak inside the Time Warner Arena. Hawaii Delegates will also have a great view of a special guest. Word has it that former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. We'll check in with our Sunrise National Correspondent Tracie Potts at the Convention.
Today, Mazie Hirono and Linda Lingle will take part in a U.S. Senate forum hosted by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce at the Japanese Cultural Center. Look for some of their remarks tonight on our evening news. Hawaii News Now and the Honolulu Star Advertiser will host their final statewide televised debate on October 22nd.
BIG ISLAND ELECTION FALLOUT
The Hawaii County Council will meet today to discuss a new resolution to help prevent another voting disaster. During the primary election last month, as many as 25 of 40 polling sites did not open on time. Council Member Angel Pilago introduced the resolution proposing that the state establish a way to monitor the counties readiness to conduct an election and to intervene if necessary.
CLASSES BACK IN SESSION AFTER WATER MAIN BREAK
The water main break that closed Windward Community College, HPU's Hawaii Loa campus and Kaneohe Elementary has been fixed so classes will resume today. Crews worked into the night to fix a 16-inch water main break near Heeia Kea Pier. It took 7 hours just to find the broken pipe.
LOCAL "VOICE" CONTESTANT RELEASES FIRST SONG
Cheesa Laureta got her big break on the Voice. Today, her first single is out. It's called "I'm Not Perfect" and features Charice from "Glee." We'll talk live with Cheesa via Skype this morning at 7:40.
NEW LAVA FLOWS
Scientists have spotted new lava flows or "breakouts" on the Big Island. See the new thermal images on Sunrise.
BILLY V LIVE FROM AULANI
Plus, Billy V reports live from the Aulani on the first anniversary of the resort's opening.
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