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RAIL WORK CLOSURES

Overnight, crews started the search for iwi kupuna or ancestral bones along the rail route. The archaeological survey paves the way for digging 232 trenches between Kalihi and Ala Moana. These trenches would be sites for pillars for the elevated train tracks. This work will affect your drive. Lanes on Kamehameha Highway at Middle Street and Dillingham Boulevard between Mokauea and Kalihi Streets will be closed from 8:30 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon.

MORE ENDORSEMENTS FOR HONOLULU MAYOR

Rail is one of the polarizing issues that could decide the Honolulu Mayor's race. Today, two more unions will make their picks. The Hawaii Laborers Union Local 368 and Operating Engineers Local Union 3 are set to announce their endorsements today.

EXCLUSIVE LOOK INSIDE WHOLE FOODS KAILUA

One week before new Whole Foods Market opens to customers in Kailua, Sunrise will give you an exclusive look inside this morning. The health conscious grocer will employ 150 people.

NEW DIRECT FLIGHT FROM HAWAII TO LAS VEGAS

Another airline is adding a direct flight from Las Vegas to Hawaii and that's not the only city with plans to fly here. Fresno is also getting service to the Islands. Howard Dicus will have details on Sunrise.

MERRIE MONARCH

Stay with Hawaii News Now, your official Merrie Monarch Station for live backstage coverage from Edith Kanakaole Stadium. The Ho'ike is tomorrow night, with Miss Aloha Hula competition Thursday.

MARISKA HARGITAY

Plus, if you missed it this morning at 4:45, we chatted live via satellite with Law and Order SVU actress Mariska Hargitay about her Hawaii charitable foundation to help victims of abuse and violence called the Joyful Hearts Foundation. You can watch the interview on HawaiiNewsNow.com.

See you on Sunrise!

Aloha,

Tannya Joaquin

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