Wednesday’s Need to Know

Starting Wednesday, state and county officials will be going door to door in the Kailua-Kona area to talk about dengue fever; all part of an effort to educate the public about preventing the spread of the disease.

A public hearing Wednesday at the State Capitol on a proposal to increase Hawaii’s fuel tax by three cents per gallon starts at 2:45 p.m.

Police are asking for helping finding a missing Waianae woman, 20 year old Brittany Pinero-Ceno. She was last seen riding her bike home on Iniki Place yesterday morning. If you see her, call Crime Stoppers.

Crews will wrap up repairs on Kamehameha Highway in Ka`a`awa on Wednesday. The northbound lane will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A traffic alert on Maui. Piilani Highway remains closed at mile marker 24 due to a brush fire. Officials are urging everyone to stay clear of the area. The Red Cross set up a shelter. So far no homes have been burned.

General motors recalls about 200,000 Saab and Saturn cars due to defective Takata air bags. Owners will receive two letters in the mail: one to tell them their car is affected, and the other to tell them to bring it in for service when the replacement part is ready.

The State House Transportation Committee will hear a new bill Wednesday morning targeting slow drivers. This bill would require drivers in the left lane to move over if they are driving under the normal speed of traffic. We’ll let you know if the driving law changes.

A new State Senator will be sworn in Wednesday to fill the seat of the late Senator Gil Kahele. Governor Ige appointed Kahele’s son, Kai, to fill the seat.

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