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Feds Investigating Hawaii DHS Coverup in Peyton Valiente Case?
SA: …Manuela Ramos and her daughter, Theresa, appeared before the grand jury, but they asserted their Fifth Amendment rights against incriminating themselves, derailing any prosecution, according to Valiente and a spokesman for the AG’s office. Manuela Ramos was caring for Peyton in her home, and Theresa was also at the house.
Chin informed Peyton’s parents on Friday that a suspect could not be identified, precluding any criminal prosecution.
“It was difficult to have to break the news to the parents, Chelsea and Rey Valiente, that our findings did not result in charges against a perpetrator,” Chin said in a news release. “Despite the outcome, we hope they receive some comfort by the renewed efforts to identify Peyton’s assailant and bring that person to justice.”
Even though the AG’s office represented the Valientes’ last hope of a prosecution, a negligence lawsuit that the couple filed against the Ramos’ is pending.
Chelsea Valiente also said federal officials are investigating the way the state Department of Human Services handled Peyton’s case.
She alleged in an Aug. 28 letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the state agency mishandled the case, wrongfully implicating her and her husband for the abuse and, when they were cleared, failing to hold the suspected perpetrator accountable. DHS identified Manuela Ramos as the alleged perpetrator in court documents….
Related: HPD Coverup: AG Drops Case of Assault on Toddler Peyton Valiente
CB: No Justice For Abused Toddler
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Esthetics and Social Engineering Are More Important Than Affordable Housing
Con-Con: Referendum set for Nov. 6, 2018
CB: …In the coming months, Hawaii voters will be told that their state constitution, which most have never read and may not even know exists, is a sacred document akin to the Bible and thus not worth the risk of changing. If it is indeed such a sacred document, I propose taking it as seriously as such a document deserves. That includes reading it and its history (including the role of conventions in inserting those sacred provisions), then asking why the framers of Hawaii’s Constitution included a periodic convention call.
At the Hawaii State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse, I have compiled material to help launch such a discussion. That includes links to any published material I can find both for and against calling a convention.
My purpose in creating the clearinghouse was to check some of the misinformation, especially the widespread convention badmouthing, that has characterized convention debates in recent decades.
CB: Another Sales Pitch for 'Ranked Choice Voting'
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Council Gives Preliminary OK To Changing How Police Panel Selected
CB: The resolution would allow the City Council to select three members of the seven-member commission….
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Vet says she ended up with organ failure after Tripler failed to help her
HNN: …Cabrera said the first time she went to Tripler, she was already in bad shape.
"I was sweating profusely and was at a 10 out of 10 pain," Cabrera said. "I tried to tell them I had a kidney infection and a fever and they stopped me and said 'I don't want to hear bout that, I want to hear about things now.' They just looked annoyed like they didn't want me to be there."
The 35-year-old Navy veteran, now a deputy city prosecutor, left Tripler on Thursday with few answers.
"They gave me these antibiotics and sent me home and I was like 'What about my ears?' And she was like 'Oh I don't know.'"
Cabrera's symptoms worsened, so she returned on Friday.
She waited three hours to be seen in the emergency room only to be sent home again with a 103-degree fever.
"They gave me Sudafed and that was it and they sent me home," she said.
By the next day, Cabrera said, the pain was unbearable.
"I honestly felt like I was going to die," she said.
Fed up with Tripler, Cabrera went to the ER at Queens Medical Center West Oahu.
"I got seen right away," she said. "They took lots of blood samples and X-rays and CT scans and everything. They were addressing my complaints."
Cabrera says she is feeling much better now….
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Hanabusa Votes Against Impeaching President Donald J Trump
KITV: …U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa issued the following statement after voting to table a resolution that would initiate the impeachment process against President Donald J. Trump….The motion to table passed, 364-58….
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Trump advised to alter Pacific Remote Islands monument
SA: Commercial fishing has been banned for nearly a decade in 490,534 square miles of water around several western Pacific islands and atolls. But that could change based on a recommendation issued Tuesday to President Donald Trump.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is advising that his boss amend boundaries of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument — a zone that has been described as one of the largest protected areas on Earth.
As part of his recommendation, Zinke said a regional fishery management council should regulate commercial fishing in the area, which is south and west of Hawaii and surrounds three islands — Howland, Baker and Jarvis — as well as three atolls — Johnston, Wake and Palmyra — plus Kingman Reef.
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, which managed commercial fishing in the area before it was protected as a monument by President George W. Bush in 2009 and then expanded by President Barack Obama in 2014, supports Zinke’s recommendation….
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