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                                Honolulu mayor Rick Blangiardi speaks during a news conference on Monday, April 5, 2021, in Honolulu. Blangiardi and stakeholders including Catholic Charities Hawaii and the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement announced the start of the Rental and Utility Relief Program which will help thousands of Oʻahu households that have been financially impacted the most by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kokua Line: Where is city getting cash for rental aid?

Question: Regarding the city’s rent relief, where are they getting the money? Will our property taxes be used? Also, is this still for economic damage from the pandemic and lockdown? Nearly four years later? Read more

                                Team Mauka head coach June Jones looks on from the sideline during the first half of the 2022 Polynesian Bowl football game on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Honolulu.
Stephen Tsai: Florida State, QBs, June Jones, Rich Miano deserve to be rewarded

It’s that time of year to make “nice” lists. Here are some of the deserving folks: 1. Of course, Florida State should be playing for a national title. Any member of a self-declared Power Five conference that runs the table deserves a spot in the College Football Playoff, especially ahead of one-loss candidates. Read more

Christine Donnelly, Honolulu Star-Advertiser Kokua Line Columnist.
Kokua Line: Can undocumented person get state ID?

Last year or so, the state said it was going to come up with a state ID for people who can’t get a gold-star ID. This would be for those who don’t drive. Did they ever do that? Read more

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