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Abused Toddler’s Mom Seeks Federal Help With Her Son’s Case Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Abused Toddler’s Mom Seeks Federal Help With Her Son’s Case

Chelsea Valiente is worried the state hasn’t listed son Peyton’s ex-babysitter in a database of known abusers aimed at alerting others of problems.

New Rail Plan Renews Commitment To Building To Ala Moana Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Rail Plan Renews Commitment To Building To Ala Moana

But construction funding remains unsettled in a “recovery plan” submitted to the Federal Transit Administration.

Hawaii AG To Review Toddler Abuse Case That Police Botched Courtesy of Chelsea Valiente

Hawaii AG To Review Toddler Abuse Case That Police Botched

Doug Chin is looking at the case after Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro said police gave him no new evidence.

Report: Rail Could Save Big With Private Financing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Rail Could Save Big With Private Financing

The report, commissioned by the Ulupono Initiative, suggests a new kind of contracting for finishing the troubled project

Experts Tell Honolulu Rail What Needs To Be Fixed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Experts Tell Honolulu Rail What Needs To Be Fixed

Despite meeting “best practices” in several areas, the project has room for improvement in others, panel finds.

HPD Reassigns Detective Who Investigated Toddler Abuse Case Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

HPD Reassigns Detective Who Investigated Toddler Abuse Case

Meanwhile, the husband of the day care owner retired this week from the Honolulu Police Department, where he was a corporal.

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.