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Column: Hui Kama‘ilio

Synopsis: On the last Thursday of each month, UH-Mänoa’s Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language hosts a space where students and the public are invited to hone their Hawaiian language skills. Read more

                                Red light violator traffic cam located at the intersection of Punchbowl and Vineyard.
Kokua Line: Can we get a red-light traffic camera?

Question: Will they be installing a red-light traffic camera at the intersection of Piikoi and Lunalilo streets? The number of drivers turning left from Piikoi onto Lunalilo causing gridlock for those exiting the freeway onto Lunalilo Street westbound is outrageous. We’ve missed five signal changes on one occasion. Read more

                                The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington.
Kokua Line: Is IRS cracking down on pandemic fraud?

Question: I am basically self- employed with my husband, and I keep getting alerts that I am missing out on a tax credit for paying employees during COVID-19. I think it’s a scam, but they look real and tax rules aren’t always logical. Are others getting these? Read more

                                Attila Seress, founder of Honolulu-based CYPAC.
Tech View: Be vigilant as scammers are always on the prowl

My week began when my neighbor Conrad declared that his bank debit card account had been drained of $5,000. Evidently, persons unknown on the mainland had helped themselves to innumerable Domino’s Pizza and Lyft rides on his dime. (After a great deal of prodding, he sorted this out with the bank.) Read more

                                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

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