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                                Shoppers browse the Pop-Up Makeke marketplace at the Native Hawaiian Convention in the Sheraton Waikiki on July 21.
Column: Kāko‘o ‘oihana Hawai‘i

Synopsis: Supporting Hawaiian-owned businesses allows Native Hawaiians to perpetuate our culture in these ever-changing times. Read more

Kokua Line: Can I still renew passport online?

Question: How long will the online passport renewal be down? If it doesn’t come back up soon, can I renew in person, or do I have to do it by mail? I’ve already bought plane tickets for June. Read more

Christine Donnelly, Honolulu Star-Advertiser Kokua Line Columnist.
Kokua Line: Is Hobron Lane traffic flow changing?

Question: Is the state Department of Transportation going to allow “right turn on red” again at Hobron Lane and Ala Moana Boulevard? Traffic is a mess there, especially during morning rush hour. Changes they made a few months ago jam cars up. I saw road workers out again now, which I hope means they are relenting. Read more

                                This illustration from the Hawaii Driver’s Manual shows how to enter the freeway.
Kokua Line: Who rules in freeway merge?

Question: You should check but I’m pretty sure the guy complaining about traffic merging onto the freeway had it wrong on both counts. Read more

Column: He he‘e nalu ‘oe?

Synopsis: Surfing is a favorite pastime of those who take part in it. A competition is currently taking place on Instagram that celebrates a tradition of composing a chant or song that honors the relationship between the surfer and surfboard. Read more

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