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State IDs available at county offices

Driver’s license offices are now issuing state identification cards. The county has added staff to expedite the driver’s license and ID card application process, but long lines are possible.

Act 310 transferred responsibility for state ID cards from the Attorney General’s office to the state Department of Transportation beginning Jan. 1. County driver’s license offices are assuming that responsibility on behalf of the state DOT. County managers ask the public to be patient during this transition and delay transactions until after Tuesday if possible.

Other changes affecting state ID cards include:

c No appointments are required to apply for a state ID card.

c Renewals by mail are offered to citizens 80 years and older. Applications must be submitted with proper documentation.

c Minimum age for state ID is 10 years old.

The fee for a state ID is $20; $15 for those 65 and older. Document requirements can be viewed at hawaii.gov/dot/hawaiistateid.

For more information, email the driver’s license office at vehiclerl@co.hawaii.hi.us or call 961-2222.

Community school placement test Monday

Waipahu Community School for Adults-Kona Campus is registering students through Friday for its placement assessment on Monday at Kealakehe High School. Register in person at the school’s Kona office on the Kealakehe High campus. The office is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Registrants need a valid government-issued photo ID and $20 cash.

For more information, call 327-4692.

Kilauea eruption talk slated Tuesday

A presentation by Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Tim Orr kicks off planned activities marking the fourth annual Volcano Awareness Month on Hawaii Island.

Orr will discuss Kilauea volcano’s ongoing east rift eruption at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s Kilauea Visitor Center. Orr’s talk will highlight events from the eruption which began Jan. 3, 1983. The talk is free, but park entrance fees apply.

For a schedule and details about all Volcano Awareness Month programs, visit hvo.wr.usgs.gov. Email askHVO@usgs.gov or call 967-8844 for more information.

Auxiliary meeting features Sen. Green

A Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary meeting featuring Josh Green begins at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 14. For more information, or to register by Wednesday, call 322-4577 or email KCHAuxiliary@hotmail.com.