Thursday’s Need to Know

A warning if you use the H-3 freeway. There will be lane closures on both sides of the highway Thursday near the Harano Tunnel from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs calls for a suspension of emergency rules on Mauna Kea after several arrests Wednesday morning. Right now people are not allowed on the mountain overnight.

Fiat Chrysler recalls more than 1.5 million trucks because of a problem with the airbags. This covers several models from 2012 to 2015.

An abandoned Hawaiian monk seal pup found on Niihau is undergoing treatment at a rehabilitation facility on Hawaii Island. Marine officials say it’s in guarded condition but expect her to make a full recovery.

Nextera and HECO say they’ve cleared the mandatory pre-merger waiting period and the proposed merger presents no likelihood of anticompetitive effects in Hawaii or elsewhere. The deal is still waiting for the state PUC’s approval. We’ll continue to follow up and let you know the latest.

Health officials investigate a case in Hawaii after an illness that may stem from tainted cucumbers sold by a California company. Hawaii officials have not yet linked it to the outbreak on the mainland. We’ll follow up and let you know as soon as we find out more.

Following up on the Department of Education’s plan to spend $500,000 on portable air conditioners for hot classrooms. So far, it bought 143 air conditioners, with plans to buy another 200.

Now you can sign up for a new Honolulu Police Department program, Smart 911, for free! It’s designed to make response time faster and more efficient for emergency crews.

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