Monday’s Need to Know

Expect crowds at the post office. Monday is historically the busiest mailing day of the holiday season.

Roving lane closures begin Monday on Kalanianaole Highway from Aina Haina to Hawaii Kai, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday.

The City offers in-person help signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, with events Monday and Tuesday at Saint Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, and at Hale Na`au Pono in Waianae.

The city is evaluating if should make a new program to help businesses impacted by rail construction, permanent. It lets people park at Aloha Stadium, then offers free shuttles to nearly 100 businesses along the rail construction route.

The fight against dengue fever on Hawaii Island continues. The total now stands at 146 as of Friday. The health department will release a new update on the outbreak Monday.

Coast Guard and FAA advisories are in place, as the First Family will be coming to Hawaii for their annual holiday trip. They are leaving Washington DC on Friday.

The stage is set for the final GOP debate of the year. All nine Republican candidates are expected to be in Las Vegas Tuesday. The fifth GOP presidential debate will be televised on CNN.

Retired KHON2 anchor and reporter Kirk Matthews was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. A Sunday benefit called Friends of Kirk will help the Matthews with medical expenses.

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