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Honolulu Police Admit They Mishandled Toddler Abuse Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Admit They Mishandled Toddler Abuse Case

But the Police Commission is told it’s unlikely charges will ever be filed in the assault.

Why Weren’t Other Parents Told About Day Care Toddler Abuse?

Why Weren’t Other Parents Told About Day Care Toddler Abuse?

A panel of child abuse experts suggested screening other children to check for problems. But parents say it never happened, even months later.

Safe Sleeping Rules Adopted 4 Years After Bill Required Them Jenca/Flickr.com

Safe Sleeping Rules Adopted 4 Years After Bill Required Them

The Hawaii Department of Human Services rules require measures to prevent crib deaths at day cares.

Police Chief Orders Full Review Of Toddler Assault Case Courtesy of Chelsea Valiente

Police Chief Orders Full Review Of Toddler Assault Case

A criminal case may be reopened in the assault of Peyton Valiente at an Ewa Beach day care operated by a police officer’s wife.

Hawaii Lawmakers Want Answers In Toddler Abuse Case Courtesy of Chelsea Valiente

Hawaii Lawmakers Want Answers In Toddler Abuse Case

State Sen. Will Espero and Rep. Matt LoPresti are asking the attorney general and other agencies to get involved.

This Honolulu Toddler Nearly Died In An Assault But No Charges Filed Courtesy of Chelsea Valiente

This Honolulu Toddler Nearly Died In An Assault But No Charges Filed

The Honolulu Police Department investigation, focused on the family of a police officer, fell short of best practices, experts say.

UH Report: State’s Cut Of Honolulu Rail Tax ‘Exorbitant’ Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

UH Report: State’s Cut Of Honolulu Rail Tax ‘Exorbitant’

The report by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization says the so-called “skim” is far in excess of the state’s actual costs

Parents Turn Out In Force For Tougher Hawaii Day Care Rules

Parents Turn Out In Force For Tougher Hawaii Day Care Rules

Two bills that would bolster day care oversight were approved by Senate committees on Monday.

Counselor Involved In School Sex Case Now Works For State John Hill/Civil Beat

Counselor Involved In School Sex Case Now Works For State

Scott O’Neal didn’t admit liability but paid $750,000 to settle. The Department of Health said it could find no reason not to hire him.

Mayor’s Prediction Of More Rail Problems Comes True Immediately Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayor’s Prediction Of More Rail Problems Comes True Immediately

After Caldwell’s surprise appearance at at HART board meeting, the staff reveals a problem with aluminum beams in the rail cars.

Delays, Denials Plague Hawaii’s Program To Help Injured Workers

Delays, Denials Plague Hawaii’s Program To Help Injured Workers

The state is trying to streamline its workers’ compensation system, but critics say wholesale changes are needed.

Feds Extend Deadline for Honolulu Rail Recovery Plan Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Extend Deadline for Honolulu Rail Recovery Plan

The new deadline of April 30 is not as late as officials wanted, but avoids a due date later this month