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At-home care is not covered by new program for kupuna

Question: Why are they only funding “adult day care” with that new program? We patch together elder care with help from family and even friends and a few hours of paid help. Read More
Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:29 pm

Missouri teen’s college goal hinges on Hawaii residency

Question: My daughter, who is a junior in high school, would like to go to college in Hawaii. She is a bright student who does well in school and is very good with money as far as saving goes. Read More
Updated on  February 11, 2018 at 10:15 pm

Expired license useless when valid ID required

Question: My elderly wife no longer drives. Her driver’s license expires later this year. She could renew it but only needs it for identification. Does the city DMV office issue IDs, or would she go elsewhere? Read More
Updated on  February 8, 2018 at 10:44 pm

Wearing mask to avoid flu takes major commitment

Question: With all the flu going around, other than already getting the flu shot and washing your hands a lot, is there any information about whether those facial masks do any good? Read More
Updated on  February 7, 2018 at 10:07 pm

Isles’ distracted-driving law doesn’t care about car key

Updated on  February 5, 2018 at 12:10 am
Question: Is it true that as long as a car’s key is in the ignition, it is illegal to use a cellphone in a car even if the car’s engine is turned off? Read More

Recent deaths not limited to 1 type of snorkeling gear

Question: Since it’s been reported that two of the most recent drowning deaths involved snorkelers who were wearing full-face snorkel masks, I am wondering whether there is anyone in the state examining the safety of this relatively new gear. Is anyone collecting data on this? Read More
Updated on  January 30, 2018 at 10:11 pm

Disability parking etiquette entails more than legality

Updated on  January 30, 2018 at 5:39 pm
Question: Regarding the person with the disability permit who parks in a handicapped space and sits in the car while his able-bodied wife goes inside the store (808ne.ws/126kline): This practice may be legal but that doesn’t make it right. Read More

Opting for star on state ID would limit driver’s license

Updated on  January 29, 2018 at 11:45 am
As of Jan. 16, Hawaii is including a white star in a gold circle (“gold star”) on all the state IDs and on the REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses it newly issues or renews, prompting numerous questions from readers who have years left on their current licenses or IDs. Read More

Disability parking permit allows holder to stay in car

Question: My husband is handicapped and has a handicap license plate. He is able to drive. When he and I go shopping, we park in the handicap stall if one is available. Read More
Updated on  January 26, 2018 at 10:37 am

Tilting pole on breezy street to be replaced within weeks

Updated on  January 24, 2018 at 10:08 pm
Question: There is a utility pole near 2347 Oahu Ave. that is tilting precariously. Read More

Free program does taxes for lower-income people

Question: Do you have the places on Oahu where people can get free help doing their taxes? Will you be publishing it in the paper? I need the details because I can’t “go to” someplace on the computer to check. Read More
Updated on  January 26, 2018 at 10:21 am

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