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                                14 year old Austin Kikuta received his shot at the vaccination clinic held by The Queen’s Medical Center at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.
Kokua Line: Can state report vaccination status with every new COVID-19 case?

Question: When the state reports the number of new COVID-19 cases every day, does it know at that time how many are vaccinated versus unvaccinated people? It sure would be nice if they could report that on a daily basis. It might encourage more folks to get vaccinated. Read more

                                The state’s Safe Travels program, implemented at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, began accepting vaccination documents from the United States and its territories for travelers seeking exemptions from Hawaii’s quarantine rules on July 8. Safe Travels Special Projects Administrator Sherilyn Kajiwara is shown during a news conference at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
Kokua Line: How can I get cheaper internet service?

Question: To be able to work from home, I must have internet, and I pay for it. I mostly do bookkeeping on a freelance basis. I have not been completely unemployed during the pandemic, but I did lose clients — I never made much money and I still don’t. The office manager for one client mentioned free internet if I qualify. She said I should look into it, but I don’t know anything about this program. Do you? Read more

                                Lavinia “Lavi” Mounga holds her son Raymond Mounga at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu.
Kokua Line: Is a child born in 2021 eligible for advance Child Tax Credit payments?

Question: Regarding the Child Tax Credit, how do we report a qualifying child born in May 2021? has a reporting tool for nonfilers with a qualifying child born before 2021, but it’s not for use by filers with a qualifying child born in 2021. Does the parent just wait until next year, when it’s time to file 2021 tax returns, and file for credit from the date of birth to Dec. 31, 2021? Read more

Kokua Line: Are dogs allowed at Ala Moana park or not?

Question: I see signs at Ala Moana Regional Park that clearly prohibit dogs. However, for at least the past year, every time I visit the park, there are dogs in the park areas, on the beach and in the water. Read more

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