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Policy with defunct insurer might have been transferred

Question: I have a life insurance policy with Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. from 1981. I can’t find this company in the phone book. How do I find out whether this insurance company still exists and how I can contact it? Read More
Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 10:22 pm
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                                A sign marks a handicapped-accessible parking space as large enough for vans.

Disability-parking vehicles may use van-accessible stalls

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                                A sign marks a handicapped-accessible parking space as large enough for vans.

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 9:58 am
Question: I see all these van emblems in the handicapped stalls more and more, and am wondering if we can still park in these handicap stalls or not. … I have seen these same emblems in Vegas and was told by a sheriff there that I could get a ticket for parking in those stalls, which are for vans transporting handicapped people. Read More
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                                A model of the bronze statue of King Kamehameha III by sculptor Thomas Jay Warren selected for placement in Thomas Square.

Law regulates times, places bins can be put out on curb

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                                A model of the bronze statue of King Kamehameha III by sculptor Thomas Jay Warren selected for placement in Thomas Square.

Updated on  May 22, 2017 at 10:22 pm
Question: Is there a law that states where and at what times garbage/recycle cans should be placed out on the curbs? Read More
 

Call state consumer office for guidance on insurance policy problem

Question: We bought a universal life insurance policy and understood that the premium would be charged annually in November. … Now the company is calling, saying that I have to make a big payment ($2,800) by the end of May. … I am already putting in $525 a month for the savings element … This does not seem right to me and is not what we signed up for. … Read More
Updated on  May 17, 2017 at 10:55 pm
 

Delayed McKinley High book is expected to come out this year

Question: McKinley High School celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015. Special items were sold to commemorate this historic moment. One offered was their “MHS 150th Book.” Read More
Updated on  May 14, 2017 at 9:55 pm
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                                Although the primary mission of the department’s Plant Pest Control Branch is to support agricultural development in Hawaii, it does respond to questions from the general public, and also appreciates reports about invasive species that may harm farming enterprises.

Contact state Ag Department to identify bugs in apartment

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                                Although the primary mission of the department’s Plant Pest Control Branch is to support agricultural development in Hawaii, it does respond to questions from the general public, and also appreciates reports about invasive species that may harm farming enterprises.
Although the primary mission of the department’s Plant Pest Control Branch is to support agricultural development in Hawaii, it does respond to questions from the general public, and also appreciates reports about invasive species that may harm farming enterprises. Read More
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                                Former KITV news co-anchor Yunji de Nies, left, with daughter Kaya Walther and her husband, Kent Walther.

Doomed Ward Warehouse to yield materials for reuse

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                                Former KITV news co-anchor Yunji de Nies, left, with daughter Kaya Walther and her husband, Kent Walther.

Updated on  May 8, 2017 at 10:09 pm
Question: Ward Warehouse holds a lot of fond memories for many among my family and friends. With its announced closure/demolition in August, are there plans to salvage any of its structural materials? Read More

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