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                                Interisland commuters wait at the gate prior to a Hawaiian Airlines flight in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Kokua Line: How do interisland travelers get the vaccine exemption?

Question: We have tickets to see my parents on Maui for the first time in over a year. We live in Honolulu and were vaccinated here. I’ve heard about the vaccine exemption, but how do we actually get it? We are flying at the end of May. It will be our first time on a plane since the pandemic, so I am not familiar with any of this. Read more

                                Pedestrian crossed Ward Avenue at King Street on Wednesday, April 14, while vehicles made a left.
Kokua Line: Honolulu County doesn’t post road-test routes to get Hawaii driver’s license

Question: The city says to practice the route for your road test, but I don’t see the route posted anywhere, at least not officially, I don’t think. Can you find out? It took my daughter so long to get an appointment to get her permit that now that she has her road test coming up, she has to pass it on the first try so she can drive for work, which is a requirement. Read more

                                A median is overgrown with weeds along Ala Moana Boulevard and Ward Avenue.
Kokua Line: Who is responsible for often-overgrown medians along Ala Moana Boulevard?

Question: The median on Ala Moana Boulevard, for as long as the last 10 years or so from the Ala Moana mall area to downtown, is very unkempt. The grass (mostly weeds) oftentimes is overgrown and unsightly. Given that it is among the most heavily trafficked roads in the state, why is the median so unkempt? Who is responsible, city or state? Read more

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