News Briefs for Friday — January 27, 2006

• Kapa‘a library to stop offering passport services soon

• CORRECTIONS


Kapa‘a library to stop offering passport services soon

Officials at the Kapa‘a Public Library, who provide a passport- application assistance service through a partnership with those in the Honolulu Passport Agency of the U.S. Dept. of State, are scheduled to discontinue this service effective Wednesday, they said in a press release.

Increased demands on staff to fulfill primary duties as a public library, plus the fact that the nearby Kapa‘a post office and other post offices offer this service, led to the library officials’ decision.

Officials at the Hanapepe Public Library currently provide a passport-application acceptance service for the Westside.

Over the past several years, officials at the Kapa‘a Public Library have benefited financially from this cooperative partnership with those at the Honolulu Passport Agency, who provided much-needed funds to purchase library materials.

The last day that Kapa‘a Public Library workers are scheduled to provide this service will be Tuesday.


CORRECTIONS

The Garden Island corrects errors of fact in news stories. If you notice an error, please contact us at one of the numbers listed below.

• In the front-page story on Jan. 25, on the 25th anniversary of Grove Farm Museum, Jan Robinson’s organization was misidentified. She works for the American Lung Association of Hawaii, not the American Heart Association.

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