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                                A portion of the 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return form is shown in New York.
Kokua Line: Should I refile my federal tax return?

Question: I mailed in my tax returns before the deadline last April. I received my refund from the state, but I never received my refund from the federal government. I have called the IRS and I can never get through. Should I refile my federal return? Read more

Electric bike tour of Lahaina Maui.
Kokua Line: Where’s state rebate for e-bike?

Question: I bought an electric bike for Christmas for my son to take back with him to college, and I expected to receive the state discount upon purchase. But the cashier didn’t know about it and told me to save the receipt. What’s going on? I thought they funded this in 2022. Read more

Honolulu Star-Advertiser writer Dave Reardon.
Dave Reardon: Rumor mill often sends a wayward message

“Hey bro… this article says Chevan transferred back to Hawaii.” That text earlier this month was from my friend James Shiroma — a former sports editor of Ka Leo, the University of Hawaii student newspaper, and an avid Warriors fan who is now head pastor at Grace Point Church. Read more

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