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                                Soldiers with 25th Infantry Division, distributed water on December 2, 2021 at Aliamanu Military Reservation, Hawaii.
Kokua Line: How long will it take to get water results?

Question: Regarding the potential risk of broader contamination from the Navy’s Red Hill fuel tanks, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply has said it will be testing the Halawa shaft weekly and posting results on the BWS website as they become available. How long does it take for the results to come in from the weekly tests? Where exactly on the BWS website will the results be posted? Read more

                                In this 2012 file photo, a patent for a mail slot, left, and U.S. war and savings bonds sit on display in the Nevada State Treasurer’s office in Las Vegas, part of numerous unclaimed properties that the state is trying to reunite with their owners or heirs.
Kokua Line: How do I redeem paper savings bonds?

Question: Regarding the Auwe about difficulty redeeming U.S. savings bonds, I could relate. How can I redeem Series EE bonds if my bank won’t do it? These are paper U.S. savings bonds, dating back many years. Read more

                                Election campaign signs at the intersection of Pupupuhi Street and Farrington Hwy in Waipahu on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Kokua Line: When can candidates put up campaign signs?

Question: I have seen yard and street-side campaign signs for City Council, lieutenant governor, state representative and even a labor union sign in the past month. I thought signs were allowed only from 45 days prior to the election. Can you check and let us know what we can do when we see illegally posted signs? Read more

                                Adding tofu to a meal can add protein without the high cost of meat.
Column: Eat nutritiously while stretching your food dollar

Just a few years ago the eating patterns of America were influenced by busy lifestyles. For many, convenience foods and restaurant fare were more the norm than home-cooked meals made from scratch. With the pandemic and the increasing cost of food, we need to learn from prior generations of homemakers about how to stretch the food dollar. Read more

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