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Saturday, March 11, 2017
A Short History of Islam in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 AM :: 15171 Views :: Hawaii History, Military, Religion

On the trail to Hawaii Islam Day: Saudi money, Libyan assassins, Palestinian Jihad, London bombers, Malaysian sodomy, and laughing Islamists....

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Monday, March 6, 2017
Three Political Parties to be Removed from Hawaii Ballot
By Andrew Walden @ 9:27 PM :: 4613 Views :: Office of Elections

Mufi Hannemann’s Hawaii Independent Party, the Constitution Party, and The American Shopping Party are to be disqualified from the Hawaii ballot for 2018....

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Sunday, March 5, 2017
HCDA Solar Project: Fraud, bribery and 23 Hawaiian sites
By Andrew Walden @ 7:06 PM :: 3722 Views

"...Everything seemed fine until Sabharwal tried to give an $18,000 bribe to a federal Environmental Protection Agency official...."

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Friday, March 3, 2017
Former Omidyar ‘Journalist’ Charged with Threats Against Jewish Centers
By Andrew Walden @ 11:34 PM :: 8687 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Religion

Another black eye for Ebay and Paypal owner, Hawaii luxury resort developer, and Civil Beat publisher Pierre Omidyar....

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Saturday, February 25, 2017
HB1297: State-Recognized Indian Tribe for Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 7:00 PM :: 7268 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

In spite of zero media attention, HB1297 drew 747 pages of opposition testimony from angry Hawaiians ....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Caldwell: My Latest Appointee Helped Deliver Lots of Muslims to Europe
By Andrew Walden @ 3:12 PM :: 4936 Views :: Honolulu County

"...NGOs are smuggling immigrants into Europe on an industrial scale...."

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Saturday, February 11, 2017
Most 2016 GEMS Loans Went to One Insider
By Andrew Walden @ 9:12 PM :: 7133 Views :: Energy, Ethics

In its 2016 Annual Report to the Legislature (pg4), HGIA explains it could write more loans if only its Board had more insiders....

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Shell Game: Short Form Bills on the Move
By Andrew Walden @ 7:34 PM :: 4509 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...100 “Short Form” bills have been introduced to the Hawaii legislature....

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Saturday, February 4, 2017
SB1056: Seawater Air Conditioning to Become New High Tech Tax Credit Scam?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:33 PM :: 7552 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...the sea water air conditioning business can use the funds to pay management highly inflated salaries, purchase other business opportunities, build sea water air conditioning plants outside of the State, or for any other purpose....

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
OHA LLCs—A License to Self-Deal
By Andrew Walden @ 9:02 PM :: 7567 Views :: Ethics, OHA

“…the Managers shall have the power and authority on behalf of the Company to acquire or lease any real or personal property from any Person, whether or not such Person is directly or indirectly affiliated or connected with the Managers or any Member….“

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
After Speaking at Anti-Trump Rally, Rep Beth Fukumoto Prepares to Quit GOP
By Andrew Walden @ 3:45 PM :: 11875 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Republican Party
Which Democrat will be elbowed aside to make way for their latest addition?
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Rep Kaniela Ing: Tickets, Lies, and Bin Laden
By Andrew Walden @ 6:10 PM :: 7883 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Politicians

...Legislative Candidate Mark Ing: Bin Laden Was “Leading a Movement Against the American Crusade”

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Robert Lindsey: OHA Trustees Must “Walk on Water, Be Holier Than Thou”
By Andrew Walden @ 3:50 AM :: 5681 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"I have said at our People's table several times and I know I'm beginning to sound like a broken record: To be at our table one must have 'clean hands,' 'be able to walk on water (like Jesus)' and be 'Holier than thou.'"

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Sunday, January 29, 2017
OHA 2016 Check Register: Money Flows to Lawyers, LLCs, Insiders and More
By Andrew Walden @ 9:00 PM :: 7902 Views :: Ethics, OHA

See the complete, searchable OHA FY2016 Check Register ....

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Crabbes in the Bucket: Secret OHA Employee Surveys Reveal Distrust, Anger
By Andrew Walden @ 3:23 AM :: 5657 Views :: OHA

"Too much want-a-bees getting caught up in the hype of being N(ative) H(awaiian) cultural experts...."

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Sunday, January 22, 2017
OHA’s Hidden LLCs: Why Plead Guilty to Stealing $14M?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:10 PM :: 9706 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... LLCs hide some of the fattest salaries in OHA--and much, much more ....

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Sunday, January 8, 2017
Lawyer: OHA Transferred Waimea Valley to Private Company Controlled by CEO Crabbe
By Andrew Walden @ 7:43 PM :: 12024 Views :: Ethics, OHA

According to its attorney, a private company controlled by OHA CEO Kamana’o Crabbe now possesses sole title to the 1,875 acres comprising Waimea Valley....

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Friday, December 30, 2016
More Turmoil at OHA -- CFO Resigns
By Andrew Walden @ 9:17 PM :: 6181 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Hawley Iona, Chief Financial Officer of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs resigned this week....

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Downtown Café Serves Crooked Politicians -- but not Trump Voters
By Andrew Walden @ 1:32 AM :: 7865 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Politicians, Small Business

... they let Nestor Garcia eat there ....

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Tax Credits: Cronies and Phonies Rake in Millions
By Andrew Walden @ 3:52 PM :: 5335 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

The Act 221 High-Tech Tax Credit Scam, abolished in 2010, still cost Hawaii $38.4M four years later....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
FULL TEXT: After Lying for Weeks, City Finalizes Ko Olina Sewage Spill Report
By Andrew Walden @ 4:52 PM :: 2728 Views

...201,600 gallons of untreated sewage....

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Monday, December 12, 2016
OHA Fishing for Money from Fishermen?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 PM :: 6756 Views :: OHA, Small Business, Taxes

OHA may be able to pick boaters’ pockets, but it turns out shore-bound fishermen are protected....

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Thursday, December 8, 2016
OHA: Akina Sworn in, Akana Ousts Lindsey as Chair
By Andrew Walden @ 3:06 PM :: 4032 Views :: OHA

After this morning’s swearing-in of newly elected Trustee Kelii Akina, OHA Trustees got right down to business....

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
BoE Approves Amended Strategic Plan
By Andrew Walden @ 12:17 AM :: 5514 Views :: Education K-12

...HSTA Asks BoE to Reject Plan....

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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Harbors Division Fee Hike designed to boost $77M OHA Slush Fund?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:48 PM :: 10096 Views :: Economy, OHA, Taxes, Cost of Living

...OHA milked $12,684,000 from Harbors Division in 2015....

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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Documents Reveal Waihee Hustles Indians for $2M
By Andrew Walden @ 1:40 AM :: 10586 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

Many of $2.168M in expenses are nebulous, making it easy for the usual suspects to score padded communications and media contracts....

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Sunday, November 13, 2016
Ethics Complaint: OHA Insiders Take Kickbacks from Kakaako Makai Projects
By Andrew Walden @ 1:26 AM :: 13395 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

...Trustees and Executive staffers manipulated the Kakaako RFP process to ensure that the Kuhikuhi Puuone (WCIT, DTL, and EKF) would receive the award....

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Final Read—Hawaii Election Results
By Andrew Walden @ 12:04 AM :: 7689 Views :: Office of Elections

...Akina for OHA winning with all precincts reporting!....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Hawaii House Leaders Agree—No Fake Indian Tribe Needed
By Andrew Walden @ 11:10 PM :: 5439 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

You’ve got some influential friends in the House....

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Instead of Submitting Plan, HART begs Feds for Another Extension
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 AM :: 3551 Views :: Rail

"The City is requesting an extension of the December 2016 Recovery Plan submittal date to June 30, 2017"

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Monday, October 3, 2016
HR3764 is on the Move—Bill Blocks Recognition of Indian Tribes Without Congressional Vote
By Andrew Walden @ 9:14 PM :: 6299 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Two weeks after the Committee vote, the Obama Administration published its “final rule” bypassing Congress with administrative recognition of a fake Hawaiian Indian tribe....

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Sunday, October 2, 2016
HIDOT Fails to Answer -- $78K Administrative Cost Per Mile
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 PM :: 6900 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

"...Our numbers come from the DOT submittals to the federal government for the HI state-owned road system, so if they are ‘wrong’ then the DOT needs to say why they submitted them ‘wrong’...."

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
UH Manoa Celebrates Day Muslims Tricked Hawaii Legislature into Honoring Islam on September 11th
By Andrew Walden @ 10:20 PM :: 6660 Views :: Higher Education, Religion

In 2009, Muslims tricked the Hawaii Legislature into celebrating 'Islam Day' on September 24--which is September 11 in the old Julian calendar.  Seven years later, UH Manoa professors are still feeling the thrill ....

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Sunday, September 18, 2016
Feds: $540M in Highway Funds can be spent on Rail
By Andrew Walden @ 10:36 PM :: 8407 Views :: Rail

"...Farrington Highway and Kamehameha Highway ... are eligible for Federal aid funds, subject to selection by OahuMPO and HIDOT...."

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Sunday, September 11, 2016
Ethics? UH Dean Endorses American Samoa Congressional Candidate on UH Letterhead
By Andrew Walden @ 11:01 PM :: 8092 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Higher Education, Politicians

“Hawaii Revised Statutes section 84-13, the 'Fair Treatment' section of the State Ethics Code, prohibits the use of state resources for political campaign purposes.”

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Monday, August 29, 2016
Fake Indian Tribe: 9th Circuit Rules Injunction Moot After Nai Aupuni Dissolves Itself
By Andrew Walden @ 1:26 PM :: 5654 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Full Text 9th Circuit Court Ruling ....

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Special Election: CD2 Republican Nominee Files to Run as Democrat in CD1
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 PM :: 11144 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Office of Elections, Politicians, Republican Party

...UPDATE: Dems Will Seek Removal of Kaaihue from Ballot....

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Thursday, August 25, 2016
SEC Orders Hawaii to Cease and Desist—State Bond Offerings ‘False and Misleading’
By Andrew Walden @ 9:59 PM :: 4879 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...sold municipal bonds using offering documents that contained materially false statements....

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Sunday, August 21, 2016
Nut vs Nut in CD2 Republican Primary -- Hawaii GOP Chair Denounces Winner
By Andrew Walden @ 3:43 AM :: 6300 Views :: Ethics, Republican Party

... Republican congressional candidate Angela Aulani Kaaihue has issued a news release rejecting “this local dumb mentality” and offering to withdraw from her race if Gov. David Ige and “his Japanese constituents” will settle a lawsuit over land her family owns in Waimalu ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
OHA Funds Voter Sentiment Survey to Help Incumbents
By Andrew Walden @ 7:52 PM :: 6120 Views :: Ethics, OHA

No other department of the State of Hawaii engages in this type of open electioneering....

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Sunday, August 14, 2016
Primary Races: Full Statewide Results here
By Andrew Walden @ 12:50 AM :: 6681 Views :: Office of Elections

Full Printout of results Caldwell 43.9% to Djou 42.7% ....

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Saturday, July 16, 2016
See it Here: Your August 13 Primary Ballot
By Andrew Walden @ 6:03 PM :: 2905 Views

Two Steps: Find Your Polling Place & Precinct then Enter Precinct Number to View Your Ballot....
 

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Register to Vote Online Here -- Before Today's Deadline
By Andrew Walden @ 4:13 PM :: 7898 Views :: Office of Elections
Twenty-Four elections statewide will be decided on Primary Day--Saturday August 13.  Are you registered to vote?
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Full Text: Contractor Offered Cool Schools at $5990 per Classroom—Was Ignored by DoE
By Andrew Walden @ 4:50 PM :: 10608 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

Andrew Santos, President of Admor HVAC, presented the State Department of Education an April 20 offer to Cool Schools at $5990 per classroom....

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Sunday, July 10, 2016
HGEA Maui Endorsements Leaked
By Andrew Walden @ 9:07 PM :: 6071 Views :: Maui County, Labor, Politicians

...these endorsements are approved by Maui HGEA leaders but have not been officially ‘blessed’ by State HGEA HQ....

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Saturday, July 9, 2016
Cool Schools: How Government Contracting Makes a $2,500 job cost $138,000
By Andrew Walden @ 12:51 AM :: 6429 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...the high bids will be used to make lower—but still exorbitant--second round bids look good by comparison....

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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Hawaii Hi Tech Darling Mbloom Collapses After Feds Arrest ‘Porn King’ in $60M Indian Tribe Ripoff
By Andrew Walden @ 2:25 AM :: 16285 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Tax Credits

And the 'fortunate sons' of John F Kerry and Joe Biden are involved, too....

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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Ige Appoints New PUC Commissioner, Secures 2-1 Majority Against NextEra
By Andrew Walden @ 1:35 AM :: 4421 Views :: Energy

...Iwase said he is hopeful a decision could come by next week--but not in the next two days....

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Monday, June 20, 2016
Rail Recovery Plan? Feds Explain How Rail Systems Blow Budget
By Andrew Walden @ 1:00 PM :: 4363 Views :: Rail

HART began talking publicly about a “Recovery Plan” only this month even though FTA rules apparently required a Recovery Plan since late 2014....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Rail: Easy Ways to Save Millions without Cutting Line Short
By Andrew Walden @ 1:51 AM :: 7269 Views :: Rail

This is the third artificial rail crisis Caldwell has ginned up to push a tax hike....

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