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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

Get rid of old prescription drugs at statewide disposal event

Updated on  October 24, 2017 at 4:21 pm
Question: You used to say when and where we could drop off old prescription drugs. Read More

Work on Diamond Head trail involved a helicopter

Question: On Thursday we became aware of a helicopter circling continually over Diamond Head. Naturally, we thought it was another hiker going off the trail. Read More
Updated on  October 22, 2017 at 9:30 pm

1-stop facility might stem the overuse of ambulances

Question: There is a homeless man who stays in the small park across from my apartment building. It’s very sad, but also frustrating because an ambulance is called to assist him so often. Read More
Updated on  October 19, 2017 at 10:19 pm

Find a property lien for free, but pay for documentation

Question: Where and how can we find out if a certain real property has a lien on it? Is there a way to find out for free, or do we have to pay for this information? Read More
Updated on  October 18, 2017 at 10:18 pm

Traffic signs, signals do apply to bicyclists riding in street

Question: I routinely see bicyclists fly through stop signs, red lights and no-turn signs. It’s as if traffic signals don’t apply to them. Do they? This is when they are riding in the street, not on the sidewalk. Read More

U.S. law gives feds authority over stream-clearing permits

Question: Why does the city’s Department of Facility Maintenance need to apply for a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers to clear the Manoa-Palolo Stream? Read More
Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 10:07 pm

Ward Warehouse’s massive wood beams among salvaged material

Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 11:57 am
Re-use Hawai‘i is working directly with our contractor Layton Construction Co. to salvage various parts of Ward Warehouse. Read More

Taking sand from beaches against isle law

Question: I walked Ala Moana beach (Ewa side) last week and observed a man taking several 5-gallon buckets of sand right off the beach. Read More

City adjusts Waialae signal to relieve backed-up traffic

Question: A few weeks ago it seems like a change was made to the timing of the traffic lights at the Waialae Avenue/21st Avenue intersection just before Times Supermarket near Kahala Mall. Read More

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