Hawaii officials extend Likelike Highway Closure at Wilson Tunnel.
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The closure was scheduled to end Saturday, but DOT said “additional equipment requirements identified after the repair work was started will require the closure to be extended.” Read more
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Mauna Kea is the proposed site for what would be the world’s largest optical telescope — the Thirty Meter Telescope. Read more
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Lifeguards are conducting jet ski patrols and public announcements in the area to warn beachgoers. Read more
Former First Lady Melania Trump launched a venture this week selling non-fungible tokens that must be paid for with Solan cryptocurrency, currently valued around $180 each. Trump said she will release NFTs “in regular intervals” on her website, with a portion of the proceeds going to foster children. Read more
Rock icon Rod Stewart and his son have pleaded guilty to battery in an assault case stemming from a New Year’s Eve 2019 altercation with a security guard at an exclusive Florida hotel. Read more
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