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Kokua Line: Why not adjust Waikiki crossings?

Question: Regarding the new traffic signal setups at Ala Moana Boulevard and Kalia and Ena roads and Hobron Lane: To allow for better flow of vehicles and pedestrians, there is now an “all walk” signal where all pedestrians at all crosswalks may enter. Read more

Kokua Line: How do I get rid of old gun?

Question: Is it possible to turn in a handgun (no permit found) and ammunition to police that formerly belonged to a long-deceased person? Read more

                                The view looking over Makiki towards Diamond Head from Punchbowl.
Kokua Line: When is the next ‘Condorama’ online event?

Question: The next time the state does its condominium webinar, please publicize. I attended in 2021, and I wish more owners in my building had as well, so they would understand how condo boards should operate. Read more

                                Charter Communications, Inc.’s Spectrum trucks.
Kokua Line: Is Spectrum service outreach for real?

Question: Regarding Spectrum, I also received a vague message about “preventing future service issues,” and it was legitimate, not a scam. I made the appointment and everything’s fine. You should get more information about this. Read more

2015 July 6 EDT - Christine Donnelly, Honolulu Star-Advertiser Kokua Line Columnist. HSA PHOTO BY GEORGE F. LEE
Kokua Line: How much longer will Maui recreation area be closed?

Question: Can you find out when Hawaii residents can once again access Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area on Maui? It has been closed for almost a year, since the big storm. The park is used by hunters (much needed with axis deer problems), campers, hikers, bikers, paragliders, bird-watchers, photographers and more. Even a partial opening would be appreciated as there are few alternatives. Read more

                                Customers debate on a television selection at Best Buy.
Kokua Line: Where can I recycle TV for free?

Question: Will there be a community e-waste disposal drive soon in the Honolulu area? Specifically for old TVs and printers? Navigating on the internet pretty much brought me nothing, except for Best Buy, which will take a printer, but charges $29.99 to take a TV. Read more

                                Allan Arao, drops his ballot into drop box.
Kokua Line: Must I drop off my own ballot?

Question: In the past I have asked our messenger to drop off ballots for my family (three voters) into a ballot drop box at City Hall. We prefer the drop box because our signatures are on the outside of the ballot return envelopes, and we are not comfortable with them going through the regular mail. Read more

                                A US Postal worker collects mail from a collection box at the corner of McCully and South King Street.
Kokua Line: Can I refuse delivery of junk mail?

Question: Vulnerable senior citizens are being inundated with unsolicited sweepstakes mailings. Is it legal to mark envelopes “return to sender,” with the hopes that a barrage of “postage due” notices to the sender will stop these unsolicited mailings? Read more

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