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Kokua Line: Shoe-box ministry grateful for fabric, yarn and used cards

Question: My sewing circle is disbanding (old age). I have bins of sewing material with nice fabric as well as a variety of yarn. I would love to give it to someone to encourage sewing, which has been such joyful hobby for me. Any suggestions? Read More

Kokua Line: Sears assures customers warranties will be honored

Question: What happens to the service plan on my appliances if Sears sells its Hawaii stores, as it is trying to do, or if it can’t (find) a buyer and the stores are closed? I just bought all new appliances last year and paid extra for the extended warranties. Read More

Kokua Line: Donate stuff before year’s end at drive-thru, drop-off events

Question: Are there any of those e-waste events before the end of the year? I don’t mind driving, but I do appreciate the help unloading the car. I would like to make these donations before the end of the year. Read More

Kokua Line: Waipahu teacher renews project that recycles holiday cards

Question: For many years there was a teacher who recycled Christmas cards into books for needy children. Whatever happened to her? Does anyone still do this? Read More

Kokua Line: Noisiest work almost done in Ala Wai electrical project

Question: What is that racket going on near the Ala Wai? It’s some kind of construction, but man, is it loud. It reverberates. My unit is across the way, and you can’t escape the noise. Read More

Kokua Line: Help yourself to Mahalos to celebrate Thanksgiving

Continuing a Thanksgiving Day tradition, we devote Kokua Line to readers’ expressions of gratitude for the kind deeds that brighten our world. We can all use a hand now and then. Read More

Kokua Line: 36 hours of teen-driver training must be spread over at least 6 weeks

Question: I watched the video for teen drivers (808ne.ws/teendrive), but I still have questions. Regarding the required “state-certified driver’s education course,” how long does that take usually, and what do you do if your child’s school doesn’t have driver’s ed? Read More

Kokua Line: Median income estimates are based on census survey

Question: How was the Honolulu median income for 2018 calculated? Specifically, I am referring to a story on Page B5 of Sunday’s paper (808ne.ws/1118sty) that said the Honolulu median income is $81,700 for a single person. Read More

Kokua Line: Waiahole bridge needs replacing, not repairing, state says

Question: When are they fixing the Waiahole bridge? It’s insufficient now, and the poi factory is bringing in more traffic. Read More

Kokua Line: Energetic Bruno Mars fans not seen as threat to Aloha Stadium

Readers had questions after Bruno Mars wrapped up his “24K Magic” tour with three concerts at Aloha Stadium. Read More

Kokua Line: Old food truck marring Maunalua Bay lingers despite complaints

Question: Auwe! What is going on with that big white truck in the Maunalua Bay parking lot? It’s been there for weeks if not months. Read More

Kokua Line: Pothole-weary motorists seek repayments and repairs

Question: Who do I contact in the city for tire damage due to a pothole? Read More

Kokua Line: Left turn on red is legal at urban 1-way intersection

Question: Is it legal to make a left turn on red at the corner of Piikoi Street to Beretania Street? A driver in the back of me tooted because I waited for the light to turn green. I was in the far left lane. Read More

Kokua Line: Candidate can give money from campaign to charity

Question: Can politicians use campaign funds to donate to charity, or do they have to use their own personal funds? I am wondering mainly about school fundraisers in their districts. Read More

Kokua Line: Gates, bag claims renamed ahead of airport expansion

Question: New signs at the Honolulu airport are a big improvement, but what was the reasoning to switch gate identification from numbers to letters, and vice versa, with baggage claim letters to numbers? Read More

Kokua Line: Leak rather than rate hike may account for high bills

Question: When are they raising the water rates with that new charge? My bills are higher already. Read More

Kokua Line: Electronic smoking device overlooked by some adults

Question: What is juuling? My grandson got in trouble for it at school. I never heard of it. Read More

Kokua Line: Disability parking placard overrides no-drop-offs rule

Question: When the Hanauma Bay parking lot is full, is it still possible to just do a drop-off with a handicap placard? Read More

Kokua Line: Law provides 2 hours off for certain workers to vote

Question: Does my boss have to give me time off to vote? Read More

Kokua Line: Must clear criminal check before joining police panel

Question: A friend wants me to sign up with him for this HPD thing that teaches community leaders about crime prevention. You have to go through a background check first. Why? We’re not trying to become police officers. Read More

Kokua Line: Don’t trim trees near lines without HECO inspection

Question: My neighbors’ overgrown trees are going to pull down the power lines. I have asked them to trim them back but they ignore me. Is my only option to call the police? Read More

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