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Mayor Kim, Protesters Agree to Remove Last Tent from Mauna Kea Access Road -- Until End of February

Worst Drivers: Hawaii #1 State for Drunk Driving

56% of Hawaii Smokers Tried to Quit Last Year

HawaiiLifeSmarts: HS Teams to Compete

November Tourist Arrivals up 4.2%

State DHS Tries Lawyer Trick to Evade Responsibility for Peter Boy’s Death

HNN: … The state appears to be relying on a technicality in a bid to avoid a civil lawsuit over the death of Peter Kema, Jr., known as Peter Boy.

The Kema siblings are suing the state in a wrongful death case.

But the state is arguing the family took too long to file the lawsuit ― 20 years too long.

That’s even though the siblings didn’t know for sure that Peter Boy was dead until their mother’s courtroom confession on Dec. 1, 2016.

In their lawsuit, the family accuses the state of failing to act on reports and outcries that the children ― and especially the 6-year old ― were being abused before his murder in 1997.

Their mother, Jaylin Kema, admitted in court that she did not get Peter Boy medical treatment after his father caused a wound that got infected. It was so bad, it smelled horrible and his flesh rotted.

The boy died from the infection after months of suffering….

The attorney for the siblings, Randall Rosenberg, says the state Department of Human Services also bears responsibility for the boy’s death.

It was well-documented that the Kemas abused the children, but state Child Protective Services, a branch of DHS, returned the children to them.

In January 1997, their grandparents reported that they saw Peter Boy with a black eye and a wound on his arm. The state took no action, according to Rosenberg and the grandfather, James Acol….

2017: Star-Adv Flacks for DHS Insiders--Trashes Peter Boy Book

read … State deploys new tactic in bid to get suit over Peter Boy Kema’s death tossed

Free Lunch From A Contractor Is Annual Tradition at Honolulu Hale

CB: … The Ethics Commission is considering a zero-tolerance policy on “tokens of aloha.” ….

read … Free Lunch From A Contractor Is Annual Tradition at Honolulu Hale

Buy Petroleum to Reduce Climate Change

IM: … Island Energy Services (IES) is running commercials for its new Hoʻāla campaign.

“Hoʻāla is the easiest step in helping to lower your carbon footprint."

"You don’t have to do anything extra to participate and there’s no additional cost."

"Simply continue to fill up at Island Energy Texaco branded stations in Hawaiʻi, and the Hoʻāla program will invest proportionally in certified carbon reduction projects to offset your vehicle’s carbon emissions by up to 30%.”….

read … Buy Petroleum to Reduce Climate Change

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