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John Hill

Insurance ‘Hell’ Leaves Many Injured Workers Broken Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Insurance ‘Hell’ Leaves Many Injured Workers Broken

In Hawaii’s workers’ comp system, people with long-lasting injuries are often forced to battle doctors hand-picked by insurance companies to get treatment.

Hawaii AG Won’t File Charges In Toddler Abuse Case

Hawaii AG Won’t File Charges In Toddler Abuse Case

UPDATED: Peyton Valiente almost died from injuries suffered at a day care, and the Honolulu Police Department acknowledged botching the investigation.

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.