Tuesday’s Need to Know

A motorcade will pass the State Capitol at 9 a.m. Tuesday in honor of the late Senator Gil Kahele. His body will be flown to Hilo for another tribute Tuesday afternoon.

Hawaii Island police warn drivers to slow down, after several close calls on crosswalks near elementary schools. If you’re caught speeding in a school zone or failing to yield at a crosswalk, you will be fined.

The committees for water and land, consumer protection, and commerce will now hold joint hearings to tackle ongoing problems at sunset memorial cemetery.

Hawaii residents can now visit Iolani Palace for free, on the second Sunday of the month. Tickets are first come, first served.

Mayor Caldwell signed a bill into law that extends the half-percent general excise tax surcharge through 2027. This will help finance the city’s $6.57 billion rail project.

Search crews recovered some remains of the 12 Marines killed in the military helicopter crash last month. Officials remind everyone: if you spot what looks like debris, don’t touch it. Report it to the Marines. For details head to —.

On Hawaii Island, two more cases of dengue fever were reported, bringing the total number of cases to 244. One is potentially infectious.

On Tuesday, Mayor Kirk Caldwell will announce how repairs and renovations at Ala Moana Regional Park are going. We’ll also get the latest on the repaving of the exercise path and new LED lighting.

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