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Water Main Break, Presidential Preps Traffic Alert, Teachers Protest

Here's what's ahead on this this morning on Sunrise.

WATER MAIN BREAK

We're headed to the scene of a water main break on Farrington Highway in Makaha. Team coverage ahead on Sunrise with Ramsay Wharton live with the impact, and Danielle Tucker tracking traffic.@

TRAFFIC ALERT: PRESIDENTIAL PREPS

Motorcade training for the First Family's planned Christmas vacation will close down sections of the H-1 and H-3 freeways today. Training will happen from the airport area to the Windward side from 1 to 2:30 so there could be delays for drivers during that time frame. The Obamas could be in Hawaii as early as December 17th.

TEACHERS PROTEST

Teachers at 42 campuses statewide will sign wave before and after school today to protest their imposed contract. A large group will be at the Boys and Girls Club in Ewa from 7 to 7:45 and after 3 PM. The teachers union and State have been at adds over a new deal for the past 2 years. They're scheduled to return to the bargaining table next month.

CITY COUNCIL ON RAIL

The Honolulu City Council is expected to approve a resolution today that will help clear the way to receive federal funding for the rail project. The Federal Transit Administration approved the 1.5 billion dollar deal last week. Funding should be finalized in late December.

PUBLIC RAIL MEETINGS

The Audit Legal Matters Committee will take testimony from the public about the City's rail project this morning at 8 at the Mission Memorial Annex Conference room on South King Street. There will be another opportunity for public input following that meeting. At 9:30 in the same conference room, the Board of Directors will also take testimony.

WEATHER NOW: TRADES OUT, VOG IN

Dan says the trades have taken a vacation, vog will pick up. Details on Sunrise.

EDDIE OPENING CEREMONY

Will this be the year Eddie will go? Today at 3 PM, the opening ceremony for the annual Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Contest. It's only been held 8 times because wave heights have to be at least 20-feet during an 8-hour period for the contest to run. The holding period starts Saturday.

CHRISTMAS ELVIS

Plus, who better to put you in the holiday mood than the King himself? Christmas Elvis live this morning on Sunrise.

See you on Sunrise!

Aloha,

Tannya Joaquin

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