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Kokua Line: At least 18 states shorten license term for elders

Question: Even with all the questions about driver’s license renewal, not enough has been said about the requirement that drivers 72 and older go through this every two years. Going from an 8-year license to a 2-year license is too much. … Do all states do it this way? Read More

Kokua Line: Lost something at the airport? Check right lost-and-found

Question: Auwe! I left something at the airport and when I called TSA they never called me back. I guess it doesn’t matter to them unless it’s right in their bin. Read More

Kokua Line: Deadline looms for property tax credit that requires annual approval

Question: Is it too late for the property tax credit for low income? I saw something at the senior fair but didn’t stop. I should have followed up. Is it a long application? Read More

Kokua Line: Opioid patients monitored but database is not public

Question: A friend told me there is a list of everyone who gets opioids. Can the general public get access to that? I would like to look up a caregiver. Read More

Kokua Line: Restroom upgrade extends Aina Haina library closure

Question: What’s going on with the Aina Haina library? The flood was months ago. I thought they would reopen by now. Students at schools nearby (Holy Nativity, Aina Haina Elementary and others) need the library. Read More

Kokua Line: Lying down at bus stops against the law since June

Question: When does the new law that prevents an individual from camping out at a bus stop take effect? Read More
 

Kokua Line: Repaving after rail work should begin by early October

Question: I’m calling about Kamehameha Highway, which is already affected by the rail construction. Read More

Passengers age 7 or older allowed on isle motorcycles

Question: Can you please tell me what the law is for kids riding as passengers on motorcycles? Read More

Kokua Line: Security deposit due within 14 days of lease end

Question: Is there a time limit for your landlord giving you back your security deposit? Read More
 

Kokua Line: No doubling up on gold star for license or ID applicants

Question: Can you think why it may be a good reason to get a state ID card even if I have a valid “gold star” driver’s license? Read More

Kokua Line: City explains how to cancel license or ID appointment

Question: I recently took my 95-year-old mother to get her state ID several days before her current one was due to expire. I made an appointment because I didn’t want to subject her to the hours-long wait I had heard about. Read More

Kokua Line: Spike in driver’s license renewals peaks in October, city says

Question: Regarding the 2018 spike in driver’s license renewals (808ne.ws/910lic), when will it slow down? My license doesn’t expire until late January, and I am wondering whether I should wait to renew. Read More

Kokua Line: Lost storm days not added to school calendar for now

Question: Will Hawaii public school students have to make up the two missed school days due to Hurricane Lane? When students on the mainland miss school due to snow, they are required to make up lost school days to meet the required number of school days in the year. Read More

Lengthy storage calls for teaspoon of bleach per gallon of tap water

Question: Using a Clorox cap as the measuring tool for adding bleach to stored water isn’t specific enough. Some caps are bigger than others. What is the quantitative amount? Read More

Kokua Line: Health officials cite risk in resale of returned water

Question: Is there any law that prohibits a store in Hawaii from reselling bottled water that had been returned for a refund? Read More

Kokua Line: Call DOT, candidates about illegal signs

Question: Auwe! The primary election was a month ago and there are still campaign signs all over, even for people who aren’t in the general election. You can see them from the freeway, which is hazardous. Read More

Kokua Line: Different regulations apply to state ID, driver’s license

Question: A lot of time people will ask about driver’s licenses and you will answer and also refer them to the city’s website for more information. Does that information also apply to state IDs? There seems to be more details there about driver’s licenses than state IDs. Read More
 

Kokua Line: Tow-away zones persisted during hurricane warning

Question: On Thursday and Friday of the week Hurricane Lane was supposed to hit, the government told us all to shelter in place. Read More

Kokua Line: TWIC clearance improves options for maritime employment

Question: How do I go about getting a TWIC card in Honolulu? I was told I would have a chance of getting a better job at the pier or harbor if I had a TWIC card, but I don’t know what it is or how to get one. Do I have to do this online or is there someplace I can walk in and do it in person? Read More

Kokua Line: License still valid after ‘gold star’ date

You are not required to add the gold star to your Hawaii driver’s license before it expires, but some people are choosing to do so because they also use the state-issued credential for federal purposes — mainly boarding domestic aircraft — and want to keep doing so after October 2020. Read More

Kokua Line: Middle name or initial OK on driver’s license records

Question: My driver’s license expires on Dec. 19, 2020. Could I renew it before it expires and also get the “gold star” applied to it? Read More

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