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Saturday, January 23, 2021
Let's get our voice back
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:50 AM :: 294 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... a perpetual emergency status ....

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Saturday, January 23, 2021
Agribusiness Development Corp: "Costly, disorganized and ineffective"
By UHERO @ 1:06 AM :: 263 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture

... ADC’s emphasis on land acquisition has made it a costly, disorganized and ineffective program while the state and counties have failed to fulfill their promises to landowners participating in the IAL program ....

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Friday, January 22, 2021
Supreme Court Suspends Katherine Kealoha's Boyfriend's Lawyer
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 651 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... but he can get back to being a shyster in 5 years ....

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Monday, January 18, 2021
Hawaii's Lum Crime Family Pays Lobbyist for Last-Minute Trump Pardon
By Selected News Articles @ 7:43 PM :: 806 Views :: National News, Ethics

... Nickie Lum Davis has retained Potomac International Partners to push for a grant of clemency. One of the lobbyists on the account is Mark Cowan, who was a member of Trump’s transition team ....

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Saturday, January 16, 2021
Former Schofield contractor sentenced for role in bribery and kickback scheme
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 635 Views :: Ethics, Military

... from 2011 to 2018, Winslett paid over $100,000 worth of bribes to two U.S. Army contracting officials who worked at the Range at Schofield Barracks, in order to steer federal contracts worth at least $19 million  ....

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Friday, January 15, 2021
Meth Trafficking: Former Mayor of Yona, Guam Sentenced to Prison for Extortion
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 580 Views :: Ethics, Drugs

... bribes from a drug trafficker to obtain United States Postal Service cluster box units ....

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Friday, January 15, 2021
30 Years Without a Plan -- Auditor Rips Agribusiness Development Corp.
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:36 AM :: 875 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

"...ADC has done little – if anything – to facilitate the development of agricultural enterprises...the State can no longer wait for ADC to figure out what it is, what it is supposed to do, and how it is supposed to do it...."

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Sunday, January 10, 2021
Say 'Uncle' -- What Connects Miske to Kealoha?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:25 PM :: 3567 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police, Rail

... Kealoha was selected Chief thanks in part to Michael Miske’s ‘uncle’ ....

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Rail critic Natalie Iwasa named to HART board of directors
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 748 Views :: Ethics, Rail

... “Ms. Iwasa's official engagement on the Board will ensure increased accountability and transparency at HART.” ....

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Friday, January 1, 2021
OHA Chair Hulu Lindsey "Will push for a better relationship with the state auditor"
By Selected News Articles @ 11:45 PM :: 581 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...“We will rely on the advisory opinion of the auditor in making corrective changes. If OHA’s in-house policies do not conform to our obligations as a state agency, then we should create policies that do.”....

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Saturday, December 26, 2020
DoJ: Hawaii's Lum Crime Family Trades American Hostages in Trump's White House
By Andrew Walden @ 8:54 PM :: 4736 Views :: National News, Ethics, Hawaii History, Obama

...Hawaii’s Lum Crime Family is back in the news—allegedly channeling a Malaysian billionaire’s money to buy Chinese communist influence in Donald Trump’s White House via a top Trump fundraiser--convicted fraudster Elliott Broidy....

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020
US Senate Report: Whistleblower Retaliation Behind Hawaii Helicopter Crashes
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 1218 Views :: Ethics, Small Business, Tourism

... Allegations of Misconduct at the Honolulu Flight Standards District Office ....

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Good News--Where's it coming from?
By Video @ 11:39 PM :: 1154 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Where This Good News Is Coming From May Surprise You ....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
City finally releases P3 bid numbers
By News Release @ 9:09 PM :: 680 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

... The proposal documents for the P3 procurement will soon be available for review ....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
After Years in Court, DoE Forced to Release Financial Data
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 808 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... EIH believes that transparency is the first necessary step to transform Hawaii’s over-centralized public school system into an empowered system that is schools-centered and allows education professionals closest to the children to determine how best to meet children’s needs ....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Honolulu PD ‘Top 10 Earners’ List Revealed–Did Corporal make $341K?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 5229 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor, Police

...in 2017 five of the top ten earners worked directly under Ballard at Central Receiving....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Kealoha Lawyer Disbarred in California, Suspended in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 1283 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... 2019: Who Is Earle Partington And What’s He Doing In The Kealoha Case? ....

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Sunday, December 13, 2020
​Business Entity Registration Scam
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 744 Views :: Ethics, Small Business

... The first problem is that some people think that the letter comes from a government agency. It doesn’t ....

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
VIDEO: Chief Ballard Responds to Anonymous Letter
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 1115 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police, COVID-19

"...The failed COVID 19 Operational Plan directly promoted abuse by officers...."

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Ethics Comm: 58 Pages of New Rules
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 585 Views :: Ethics

...Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission promulgated new administrative rules, effective November 28, 2020....

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Sunday, December 6, 2020
Auditor: Prosecutor's Office Did Nothing to Learn from Kealoha Scandal
By News Release @ 3:18 AM :: 899 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...management did not initiate a review or evaluation of its policies and procedures that allowed one of its higher-ranking deputy prosecutors to use the office for criminal activity....

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Saturday, December 5, 2020
Audit: City Loses $450K per Year Subsidizing Bikeshare
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 834 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... The city did not share in the $5.3 million in revenues collected by the Bikeshare program between FY2017 and FY2019 ....

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Thursday, December 3, 2020
In “Staggering” Conspiracy, Former Police Chief, Prosecutor, and Police Officers Sentenced for Framing an Innocent Man with a Crime
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 2066 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...The sentences mark the end of one of the largest public corruption cases in Hawaii history....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Meet OHA's New Board of Trustees
By Selected News Articles @ 7:38 PM :: 1062 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...it is about power...." --  Brendon Lee

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Hawaiian Tel Buys Al Hee's Cable Network
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 910 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... Hawaiian Telcom to Acquire Inter-Island Submarine and Terrestrial Fiber Infrastructure Assets from Paniolo Cable Company ....

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Sunday, November 29, 2020
OHA Check Register: First Year After Crabbe--Insiders Still Rake in Millions
By Andrew Walden @ 4:03 AM :: 2485 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... 1,262 checks totaling $21,085,583.58 ....

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Ethics: HDoT Employee hard at Work--on his own yard
By News Release @ 11:36 PM :: 940 Views :: Ethics

... these violators were busted and complaint settled within 17 days ....

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Sunday, November 22, 2020
OHA: A Tale of Two Audits
By Andrew Walden @ 7:06 PM :: 930 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The net result: Keep the cash flowing to the usual insiders....

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Sunday, November 22, 2020
​Standardless Spending, Part 2?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 677 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...B&F basically told the departments, “Here’s your money. Go spend it.”....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Mauna Kea: Is it an ethics violation if Mayor Harry Kim’s politically favored ‘protesters’ are allowed to break the law with impunity?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:24 AM :: 1342 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...Harry Kim won’t be mayor much longer....  

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Monday, November 16, 2020
Hawaii Hi-Tech Scamster Bribed to Rat out Hunter Biden?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:00 AM :: 1382 Views :: Ethics, Politicians, Tax Credits

...last year Youssef briefly courted journalists with a story about Hunter’s links to the now-defunct mbloom fund....

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Friday, November 13, 2020
OIP: Under Emergency Order, UIPA Still has Some Teeth
By Andrew Walden @ 9:03 PM :: 711 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...what does it take to get OHA to comply with an Open Records request....

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Thursday, November 12, 2020
MBloom: Hawaii Hi Tech Scam Snares Another Biden Insider
By Selected News Articles @ 10:15 PM :: 2790 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Tax Credits

...Joe Biden’s Transition Aide Helped Steer $3M to Hunter Biden-Linked Firm....

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Blaisdell Audit: Only 7% of Ticket Sales Open to General Public
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 1062 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Small Business, Tourism

...Insider holds and presales reduce the number of tickets available to the general public and restrict accessibility for local residents....

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Saturday, November 7, 2020
State Auditor Compliance Review -- 2015 - 2018
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 686 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...From 2015 to 2018, we made 190 actionable audit recommendations, of which the affected agencies reported partially or fully implementing 182….

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Bishop Street Lawyer Foolishly Leaves Hawaii, Gets Locked Up
By News Release @ 4:06 AM :: 3383 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Advice to Crooks: Stay in Hawaii where things like this won't happen to you ....

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Monday, November 2, 2020
OHA Races: Trask Endorses Akina, Alapa, Mangauil
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 654 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...I am voting for Keli'i Akina because he has consistently been an advocate for accountability and transparency at OHA....

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Sunday, November 1, 2020
Complaint: Manahan uses Council Email to Campaign for Amemiya and Cordero
By Andrew Walden @ 9:34 PM :: 1208 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Complaints have been filed with the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission and the Honolulu Ethics Commission....

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Sunday, November 1, 2020
Someone Was Listening to the Howl in the Woods
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1082 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... the Governor issued a Fourteenth Supplementary Proclamation, in which the language suspending the Procurement Code was radically changed ....

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Saturday, October 31, 2020
Auditor Slams "Rush to get COVID Money out the door without proper scrutiny"
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:33 PM :: 1130 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... last-minute “spend-for-the-sake-of-spending” mentality ....

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Thursday, October 29, 2020
Here's Who to Vote for at OHA
By Video @ 3:49 AM :: 1201 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... YES To Those Who Stand For Truth & Transparency ....

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Maui Liquor Comm Selects Son to Replace Father as Director
By News Release @ 11:25 PM :: 979 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... Really Obvious Question: Would the son expose any wrongdoing committed under the father? ....

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Sunday, October 25, 2020
Ethics: DCCA Audit Examiner likes Nobu, Suntory, Hihimanu
By News Release @ 1:53 AM :: 1296 Views :: Ethics

... What does an Audit contract cost in Hawaii?  The Hihimanu Sushi meal was $669 but Nobu was only a measly $500 ....

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Saturday, October 24, 2020
Honolulu GOP Chair Violated Federal Hatch Act
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1223 Views :: Ethics, Military, Republican Party

...Navy Employee Fined, Debarred from Federal Service for Numerous Hatch Act Violations....

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Monday, October 19, 2020
OHA Races: If you saying NO AUDIT, you are supporting the demise of our future generations
By Selected News Articles @ 10:17 PM :: 1170 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

... Because OHA get plans for Mauna Kea .... 

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Monday, October 19, 2020
OHA COVID Money: Homeless not part of ‘Friends and Family Plan’
By Andrew Walden @ 1:11 AM :: 1787 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, OHA, COVID-19

"... the ones who are punished the most for allegations of OHA misdoing is the community ...."

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Sunday, October 18, 2020
Pulling Teeth at OHA
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1684 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...An accounting firm can’t arrest people, throw them in jail, or otherwise find that they have committed illegal activity....

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Monday, October 12, 2020
Trans-Generational Corruption: Another Charged in Hawaii Lum Scandal
By Court House News @ 6:01 PM :: 1075 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Republican Party

...Federal authorities charged former top fundraiser for the Republican National Committee Elliott Broidy with conspiring to act as an unregistered foreign agent over his alleged involvement in a secretive effort to lobby the Trump administration....

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Sunday, October 11, 2020
A Critical Time for OHA
By Selected News Articles @ 6:43 PM :: 1311 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Unless the corrupt “old guard trustees” (or their clones now running for OHA seats) are replaced with honest people willing to clean up the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the state and federal government will step in and shut it down, saying: “See? We gave you Hawaiians chance, and you blew it.”....

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Sunday, October 11, 2020
OHA Races: Miske’s Lawyer Leads Developers Targeting ‘Watchdog’ in Grab for Kakaako Makai
By Andrew Walden @ 3:10 AM :: 3661 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

...Akina’s opponent, Jason Keoni Souza, is a Realtor who supports selling the Ceded Lands “to corporations.”  Souza tells Ka Wai Ola he wants OHA to “collaborate with the Building Trades.”....

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