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2015 July 6 EDT - Christine Donnelly, Honolulu Star-Advertiser Kokua Line Columnist. HSA PHOTO BY GEORGE F. LEE
Kokua Line: Why are restaurant reports offline?

Question: I used to be able to pull up restaurant inspection reports on the state Department of Health website. They’re not there anymore. Why? Where can we access the reports? Read more

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                                An AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer helps a client with their taxes in 2017.
Kokua Line: Where will Oahu Tax-Aide sites be?

Question: I was relieved to hear that Tax-Aide requires the person to bring in paper forms and tax documents because that’s what I have. Please print the locations in the paper as soon as possible. Read more

Christine Donnelly, Honolulu Star-Advertiser Kokua Line Columnist.
Kokua Line: Is xeriscape garden open to public?

Question: There used to be a succulent garden where the public could learn about different plants that didn’t use much water, and sometimes they gave away mulch, but I don’t hear about it anymore. I think it closed during the pandemic. Will it reopen? Read more

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                                In this March 5, 2012, file photo, consumer credit cards.
Kokua Line: Do I need police report to freeze credit?

Question: My wife and I have “freezes” on our individual credit reports from the three major credit reporting agencies. That should be significant preventive measures against the Navvis breach, right? Read more

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                                This is the main entrance to the HMSA building at 818 Keeaumoku Street.
Kokua Line: Has hack of HMSA records grown?

Question: I just got a letter from a company I have never heard of saying that my private medical information was hacked because I am a member of HMSA and what to do about it, which involves going to a website and inputting personal information. Is this a scam? Read more


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