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Celebrate Thanksgiving with an extra helping of mahalos

Continuing an annual tradition, today’s Kokua Line column is devoted to readers’ expressions of gratitude for care and kindness shown them by others. Read More
Updated on  November 22, 2017 at 9:12 pm

Bicycles ridden at night must have lights and reflectors

Question: I was just curious with the news of the increase in bicyclist deaths. Are lights and reflectors required, especially at night? Read More
Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm

Oahu diners should be served water only upon their request

Question: A friend recently went to a Hono­lulu restaurant; printed on the menu was the advisory that “Hawaii state law prohibits water being served to diners unless specifically requested.” Read More
Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 12:06 am

Mongoose in backyard a pest like rat or mouse

Question: I recently saw a mongoose in my backyard. I’ve seen him a couple of times. Are they dangerous? Read More
Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 9:53 pm

Take care with digital tools to protect students’ privacy

Question: Auwe! Don’t schools know not to post students’ personal information on Facebook? Just because it’s convenient to sign up that way doesn’t mean it’s safe! Read More
Updated on  November 16, 2017 at 10:22 pm

Proposal for new Oahu jail keeps dogs and ghosts in mind

Question: If they move OCCC to the animal quarantine, where will they put the dogs? Keeping rabies from coming in Hawaii is still very important. Also, don’t they know that place is haunted? Read More
Updated on  November 13, 2017 at 8:33 pm

Federal website’s tips to deal with shooter: run, hide, fight

Question: This is a morbid question, but I have to ask, with all the mass shootings. Is there a resource as a family we can look at to prepare for this awful possibility? Read More
Updated on  November 9, 2017 at 11:05 pm

Laser sensors on vehicles assess pavement for map

Question: Where are they getting the information for that new pavement-­condition map? Not enough roads are marked “poor,” in my opinion. Read More
Updated on  November 7, 2017 at 10:21 pm

Phone scammers are offering bogus help with credit cards

Question: I get unsolicited calls from companies saying they can lower the rate on my credit card. I hang up. These are scams, right? Read More
Updated on  November 6, 2017 at 10:04 pm

American Community Survey delves into personal questions

Question: I received a packet in the mail that says it’s from the U.S. Census, American Community Survey, with the phone number 800-354-7271. Read More
Updated on  November 5, 2017 at 9:48 pm

U.S. housing agency counts disability benefit as income

Question: It is my understanding that a veteran’s disability benefit is not considered regular income because it is nontaxable. Read More
Updated on  November 2, 2017 at 10:35 pm

Oahu water main breaks reported at monthly meetings

Updated on  November 1, 2017 at 10:19 pm
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply documents every water main break within its jurisdiction, but it doesn’t maintain a searchable, public database, according to a spokeswoman. Read More

No parking on sidewalk, even if it’s grass or gravel

Question: My neighbor says it’s OK to park on a gravel area between their house and the road because there is no sidewalk. Is that true? It makes it very hard to pass through. Read More
Updated on  October 26, 2017 at 10:04 pm

Left turn on red light limited to and from 1-way streets

Question: Please clarify a motorist’s right to make a left turn onto a one-way street at a red light, where there are no signs prohibiting a left turn on red, and traffic is clear. Read More
Updated on  October 25, 2017 at 10:28 pm

Be prepared to shelter in place if nuclear attack occurs

Question: I keep hearing about how we need to be prepared for a potential nuclear attack by North Korea. They say “know where to go,” but I don’t know where to go! Are there shelters? Read More
Updated on  October 24, 2017 at 10:14 pm

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