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Getting state ID card takes 2- to 3-hour wait

With the counties now issuing identification, driver’s licensing sites become quite crowded

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 03, 2013

~~<p>After spending most of his Wednesday at the city driver&rsquo;s licensing office at City Square in Kapalama waiting for a state identification card, Alejandro Romero raised the document over his head in triumph and was greeted with a smattering of cheers and applause from those who had been waiting in line with him.</p>
<p>Wednesday was the first day that the City and County of Honolulu, along with neighbor island counties, took over issuing state ID cards from the state Attorney General&rsquo;s Office, which had dispensed them from the state ID office at 465 S. King St. for years. That office was shuttered on Dec. 21, leaving those seeking a state ID nowhere to go for more than a week.</p>
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After spending most of his Wednesday at the city driver’s licensing office at City Square in Kapalama waiting for a state identification card, Alejandro Romero raised the document over his head in triumph and was greeted with a smattering of cheers and applause from those who had been waiting in line with him.

Wednesday was the first day that the City and County of Honolulu, along with neighbor island counties, took over issuing state ID cards from the state Attorney General’s Office, which had dispensed them from the state ID office at 465 S. King St. for years. That office was shuttered on Dec. 21, leaving those seeking a state ID nowhere to go for more than a week. Login for more...



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