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Kokua Line: Place glossy paper in trash for burning at waste-to-energy plant

The city’s Department of Environmental Services says glossy paper such as magazines, inserts and mailers should be treated as general household rubbish; if you’re on a three-cart route, that means placing it in the gray cart. Read More

Kokua Line: Burning trash in backyard isn’t allowed on any island

Open-burning violations can carry fines of up to $10,000 per day for each offense. Read More

Kokua Line: Rainbow license plate sells as token of Hawaii vacation

You can buy a replica Hawaii license plate for your collection, according to the city’s website. Read More

Kokua Line: Customer disputes citation for taking up 2 parking spaces

Question: My elderly neighbor (in her 80s) was recently given what looks like a parking ticket while shopping at the City Square Shopping Center. Read More

Kokua Line: Go online or call insurers to choose dental plan ASAP

Question: You had an article that said retired military need to sign up for dental. I need the phone number or a list of the companies that we can call. Read More

Kokua Line: Abigail Kawananakoa’s dog in courtroom is a service animal, lawyer says

Question: Is any participant in a court case allowed to bring their dog into court? If no, on what basis is Ms. Kawananakoa afforded this privilege? Maybe the dog is a service animal? If that’s the case, would any person with a service dog be allowed to bring it to court? Read More

Kokua Line: Shoe-box ministry grateful for fabric, yarn and used cards

Question: My sewing circle is disbanding (old age). I have bins of sewing material with nice fabric as well as a variety of yarn. I would love to give it to someone to encourage sewing, which has been such joyful hobby for me. Any suggestions? Read More

Kokua Line: Sears assures customers warranties will be honored

Question: What happens to the service plan on my appliances if Sears sells its Hawaii stores, as it is trying to do, or if it can’t (find) a buyer and the stores are closed? I just bought all new appliances last year and paid extra for the extended warranties. Read More

Kokua Line: Donate stuff before year’s end at drive-thru, drop-off events

Question: Are there any of those e-waste events before the end of the year? I don’t mind driving, but I do appreciate the help unloading the car. I would like to make these donations before the end of the year. Read More

Kokua Line: Waipahu teacher renews project that recycles holiday cards

Question: For many years there was a teacher who recycled Christmas cards into books for needy children. Whatever happened to her? Does anyone still do this? Read More

Kokua Line: Noisiest work almost done in Ala Wai electrical project

Question: What is that racket going on near the Ala Wai? It’s some kind of construction, but man, is it loud. It reverberates. My unit is across the way, and you can’t escape the noise. Read More

Kokua Line: Help yourself to Mahalos to celebrate Thanksgiving

Continuing a Thanksgiving Day tradition, we devote Kokua Line to readers’ expressions of gratitude for the kind deeds that brighten our world. We can all use a hand now and then. Read More

Kokua Line: 36 hours of teen-driver training must be spread over at least 6 weeks

Question: I watched the video for teen drivers (808ne.ws/teendrive), but I still have questions. Regarding the required “state-certified driver’s education course,” how long does that take usually, and what do you do if your child’s school doesn’t have driver’s ed? Read More

Kokua Line: Median income estimates are based on census survey

Question: How was the Honolulu median income for 2018 calculated? Specifically, I am referring to a story on Page B5 of Sunday’s paper (808ne.ws/1118sty) that said the Honolulu median income is $81,700 for a single person. Read More

Kokua Line: Waiahole bridge needs replacing, not repairing, state says

Question: When are they fixing the Waiahole bridge? It’s insufficient now, and the poi factory is bringing in more traffic. Read More

Kokua Line: Energetic Bruno Mars fans not seen as threat to Aloha Stadium

Readers had questions after Bruno Mars wrapped up his “24K Magic” tour with three concerts at Aloha Stadium. Read More

Kokua Line: Old food truck marring Maunalua Bay lingers despite complaints

Question: Auwe! What is going on with that big white truck in the Maunalua Bay parking lot? It’s been there for weeks if not months. Read More

Kokua Line: Pothole-weary motorists seek repayments and repairs

Question: Who do I contact in the city for tire damage due to a pothole? Read More

Kokua Line: Left turn on red is legal at urban 1-way intersection

Question: Is it legal to make a left turn on red at the corner of Piikoi Street to Beretania Street? A driver in the back of me tooted because I waited for the light to turn green. I was in the far left lane. Read More

Kokua Line: Candidate can give money from campaign to charity

Question: Can politicians use campaign funds to donate to charity, or do they have to use their own personal funds? I am wondering mainly about school fundraisers in their districts. Read More

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