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United allows frequent-flyer miles to be given to charity

Question: We have a lot of United Airlines miles that are going to expire at the end of the month. Is there any place that we can donate them where there won’t be a fee assessed? Read More
Updated on  January 18, 2017 at 10:57 pm

HPD contacts crime victim after prodding by columnist

Question: What is the normal follow-up from the police after a burglary or robbery? We got victimized, and nobody from the police is calling us. They don’t return our calls, either. Read More
Updated on  January 13, 2017 at 12:03 am

Under state moped law, riders must be licensed

Question: Should moped operators be licensed? They are on the same streets as other licensed drivers but do not follow the same rules as others. Read More
Updated on  January 12, 2017 at 12:56 am

Medical marijuana permit offers no protection at work

Question: I have a condition that might be alleviated by using marijuana. If I get a certificate for medical marijuana, will that protect me if my employer does drug tests? I would like to get the answer before pursuing this option, and I don’t want to ask my boss or HR. Read More
Updated on  January 10, 2017 at 10:45 pm
 
 
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                                Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, second from left, watches from the bench during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 24.

Get-well wishes for Mariota may be sent to foundation

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                                Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, second from left, watches from the bench during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 24.

Updated on  January 5, 2017 at 1:40 am
Question: Can you find an address that local fans could send get-well cards to Marcus Mariota? Read More

Mainland lottery winnings must be reported back home

Question: I bought some lottery tickets on a trip to the mainland. Will I be able to cash them in if they are winners? I wasn’t sure since we don’t have gambling here. Read More
Updated on  January 3, 2017 at 10:38 pm

Used Christmas cards are recycled into gifts for needy kids

Question: Does anybody recycle used Christmas cards? I mean for a charitable purpose? I think you wrote about this last year, and I meant to save the column but now I can’t findit. Read More
Updated on  December 15, 2016 at 10:30 pm

Fire-protection solicitors not with city department

Question: Two people in blue embroidered uniforms with laminated badges were going door to door in our Hawaii Kai neighborhood saying they were promoting fire safety and were doing free checks of extinguishers and fire alarms inside the home. Read More
Updated on  December 13, 2016 at 9:41 pm

Be on the alert as scammers go into overdrive for holidays

Tis the season to be wary. Unfortunately, that’s the consensus of the Better Business Bureau, the Internal Revenue Service and other agencies reporting a spike in year-end scams. Read More
Updated on  December 12, 2016 at 11:09 pm

Holiday gifts for teenagers welcomed by organization

Question: We donate to Toys for Tots every year for the little kids, and to Meals on Wheels and other things for senior citizens, but I kind of feel like teenagers get left out in the holiday drives. Read More
Updated on  December 11, 2016 at 10:47 pm
COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                Electric vehicles with an electric vehicle license plate affixed may use high-occupancy vehicle lanes regardless of how many people are in the car.

HOV lane requires 2 people at rush hour, with exceptions

COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                Electric vehicles with an electric vehicle license plate affixed may use high-occupancy vehicle lanes regardless of how many people are in the car.

Updated on  December 8, 2016 at 10:29 pm
Question: I have some questions about the HOV lane on Kalanianaole Highway, if that’s what it’s called. Is the HOV for cars with a minimum of two people? Read More

Groups coordinating to fight rise in East Oahu burglaries

Question: There are rumors about break-ins in our neighborhood. … Is anybody doing anything about this? I don’t have time to go to a lot of community meetings. Read More
Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 10:29 pm
BRUCE ASATO / 2015
                                Sandy Beach attracts many who surf, fly kites and picnic. Restrooms for the beach are undergoing renovation. Above, a bodyboarder catches a wave at Sandy Beach.

Restroom at Sandy Beach will be closed through April

BRUCE ASATO / 2015
                                Sandy Beach attracts many who surf, fly kites and picnic. Restrooms for the beach are undergoing renovation. Above, a bodyboarder catches a wave at Sandy Beach.

Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 10:58 pm
Question: Sandy Beach is busy! We need both restrooms. How long will the one be closed? Read More

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