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Mopeds parked on street are supposed to be angled

Question: I parked my moped in street parking (metered stall), and this man was very annoyed. He kind of yelled at me. I just walked away and didn’t really listen to what he was saying. It’s legal for mopeds to park in the metered stalls, right? Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The Medicare cardholder fare remains in the Oahu bus fare structure table that was approved this month, but which won’t take effect until October. The main changes are the addition of a new all-day fare, and the elimination of free transfers and the four-day bus pass.

Medicare cardholder bus fare will become less of a bargain

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The Medicare cardholder fare remains in the Oahu bus fare structure table that was approved this month, but which won’t take effect until October. The main changes are the addition of a new all-day fare, and the elimination of free transfers and the four-day bus pass.

Updated on  February 22, 2017 at 9:09 pm
Will the use of a Medicare card still be allowed for a senior discount and what will the cost be for the examples I cited above? Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The bill would require that edible marijuana products be manufactured in a certified kitchen within a production center using marijuana grown in a production center.

Bill would allow dispensaries to create pot-infused edibles

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The bill would require that edible marijuana products be manufactured in a certified kitchen within a production center using marijuana grown in a production center.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 11:02 am
Question: I read with interest the news that companies are being approved to grow marijuana for medical use. My question is, Will their dispensaries be providing an edible or drinkable form? Read More

New bus rates will raise cost for some single-fare riders

Question: My granddaughter catches the bus one-way home from Pearl City High School to Waianae and transfers two times. Will she have to pay $2.50 instead of the $1.25 she now pays? I don’t think that’s fair. Read More
Updated on  February 19, 2017 at 10:16 pm

Honolulu isn’t a ‘sanctuary city’ in president’s crosshairs

Question: Is Honolulu a sanctuary city and county, as many other cities are across the nation, in violation of federal laws, thereby jeopardizing our federal funds for our Police and Fire departments and the city’s beloved rail project? Read More

Medical-marijuana stores closed to the general public

Question: I know they are a long way from opening, but I am trying to get a sense of how these marijuana dispensaries will work, especially since we have so many tourists here. Will anybody be able to go in and browse? Read More
Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 10:02 am
 

Generic versions of Viagra to hit market by year’s end

Question: Viagra was introduced in 1989, which makes it 28 years, and I don’t think it’s generic yet. Why not? Most drugs go off patent in 17 years. Even my doctor and pharmacist don’t know. Read More
Updated on  February 14, 2017 at 12:46 pm
 

A delay in mailing refunds lets the IRS check for fraud

Question: I keep hearing ads or announcements on the radio about federal tax refunds being delayed. I haven’t heard anything from the IRS. What’s going on? Read More
Updated on  February 12, 2017 at 10:36 pm

After-hours calls could be part of state health survey

Question: We’ve been receiving phone messages in the evenings and weekends from what seems to be the state, maybe the health department? Read More
Updated on  February 9, 2017 at 1:11 am

Burglary tactic fooled victim about ‘police’ call

Could you please publish this delaying tactic that allowed a pair of criminals time to get safely away from the area? Other elderly victims might also be fooled by this. Read More
Updated on  February 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Website lets consumers compare insurance rates

The insurance division of the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs makes it easier to gauge prices, by listing premiums for sample policies from licensed companies that serve Hawaii customers. Read More
Updated on  February 1, 2017 at 10:32 pm
STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Tiny homes — such as this one displayed by Faith Action for Community Equity at Honolulu Hale in February 2015 as an economical housing alternative — would likely require a building permit if erected on an existing residential property.

‘Tiny’ backyard house could qualify as accessory dwelling

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Tiny homes — such as this one displayed by Faith Action for Community Equity at Honolulu Hale in February 2015 as an economical housing alternative — would likely require a building permit if erected on an existing residential property.

Updated on  January 31, 2017 at 5:40 pm
Question: My grandma said I could ask a question and you’d help if you can, so I’m going to give it a try. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2012
                                Atlantis replaced its day-cruise ship the Navatek I with the Majestic, a 400-passenger ship that embarks from Pier 6. The Navatek I was retired in May by the company, which still owns it.

Navatek remains at harbor, retired in May after 27 years

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2012
                                Atlantis replaced its day-cruise ship the Navatek I with the Majestic, a 400-passenger ship that embarks from Pier 6. The Navatek I was retired in May by the company, which still owns it.

Updated on  January 29, 2017 at 11:54 pm
Question: What happened to the day-cruise ship Navatek? It isn’t in the harbor anymore. Read More

Municipal golf courses will start accepting Hawaii state IDs

Why is there a difference, and even nonacceptance, in showing a Hawaii state ID versus the Hawaii driver’s license at city and county municipal golf courses? Read More
Updated on  January 26, 2017 at 11:02 pm
DENNIS ODA / OCT. 2016
                                Two chickens roaming in a garden near Wilhelmina Rise.

Neighbors may be violating chicken number, noise rules

DENNIS ODA / OCT. 2016
                                Two chickens roaming in a garden near Wilhelmina Rise.

Updated on  January 25, 2017 at 11:49 pm
Question: The tenants in a house across the street have put cages of chickens and roosters on their front lawn. This is in a compact residential area. Is this legal? Read More

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