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                                A home COVID-19 test kit is held.
Kokua Line: Are expiration dates for iHealth COVID-19 tests extended?

Question: When free at-home COVID-19 tests were first delivered by mail at the beginning of this year, the “use by” date for some kits was only a few months away, and Kokua Line shortly thereafter reported that the expiration date for the CareStart brand was extended by three months from the date printed on the box. Read more

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                                Albie Miles
Tech View: Hawaii’s food insecurity needs to be confronted

Hawaii’s COVID-19 saga highlighted the food insecurity that exists in the Aloha State. During the depths of the pandemic, the Honolulu Star-­Advertiser reported that the Hawaii Foodbank and other nonprofits were working overtime to meet the spike in demand. Read more

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                                Washing cars while fundraising for the Mid-Pacific Institute Judo team in Kahala.
Kokua Line: What does Board of Water Supply say about car wash fundraisers?

Question: On Saturday, while driving on Kailua Road, as I passed “church row” I saw two sign-wavers advertising “car wash for donations.” Normally, I’d willingly participate in these community fundraising events, but drove past this time because it bothered me that an organization was having a car-wash fundraiser at the same time that we’re being asked to conserve water. Although the water crisis is not as acute on the Windward side, I think having a car wash shows a lack of awareness and is certainly a bad visual. What’s the Board of Water Supply’s position on charity car washes on the Windward side? Read more


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