Thursday’s Need to Know

Police are looking for a suspect after a stabbing in Kalihi. It happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Waiakamilo Road and Kaumuali`i Street. If you know anything, call police.

Expect more noise and traffic near Schofield Barracks. The largest training exercise on Oahu is underway and will continue through February 8.

Governor Ige proclaims Thursday “Ellison Onizuka Day” in honor of the Hawaii astronaut who died 30 years ago in the Challenger explosion.

After Wednesday’s big surf, we could be in for more monster waves this weekend.
The Honolulu City Council approved the bill to extend the .5% surcharge on the GET on Oahu until 2027. The projected total cost for rail, for now, is $6.57 billion. The bill now goes to Mayor Caldwell for final approval.
On Hawaii Island, four more cases of dengue fever are confirmed. The outbreak total now stands at 241. Officials say five of those cases are still considered “potentially infectious.”
The parking lot of Waialae Beach Park in Kahala will be closed later Thursday because the city will repave and restripe the lot. The improvement project should be completed by February 14th. The park itself will be open during normal hours, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A public memorial will take place Thursday in the Senate Chambers to pay respects to the late Hawaii Island Senator Gil Kahele who died on Tuesday. A final tribute will be held on February 2, when a motorcade passes the State Capitol at 9 a.m.

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