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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 :: 1640 Views :: Ethics, OHA

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

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Sunday, November 22, 2020
OHA: A Tale of Two Audits
By Andrew Walden @ 7:06 PM :: 627 Views :: Ethics, OHA

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

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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 :: 901 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Police

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

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Friday, November 13, 2020
OIP: Under Emergency Order, UIPA Still has Some Teeth
By Andrew Walden @ 9:03 PM :: 484 Views :: Ethics, OHA

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

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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 :: 993 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

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

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Sunday, October 25, 2020
Hawai'i Tourism Reopening Strategy: Make COVID Positivity Numbers Look Good
By Andrew Walden @ 10:08 PM :: 1594 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... on Oct 7, the HawaiiCOVID19.com ‘dashboard’ added 131,999 new tests to the total ....

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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 :: 1509 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 11, 2020
OHA Races: Miske’s Lawyer Leads Developers Targeting ‘Watchdog’ in Grab for Kakaako Makai
By Andrew Walden @ 3:10 AM :: 3290 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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Friday, October 2, 2020
Trump Tests Positive for COVID
By Andrew Walden @ 2:23 AM :: 522 Views :: COVID-19

...President Donald Trump tweets he and first lady Melania Trump test positive for Covid-19....

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Thursday, October 1, 2020
Ige Answers Hirono on COVID Spending Transparency
By Andrew Walden @ 5:38 AM :: 633 Views

...Ige announced today that 98% of the $863 million of the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) received by the state in April has been set aside to assist with COVID-19 response and recovery efforts....

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
‘Ragged clothing and a staged homeless look’–Foreclosure for Fun and Profit with Gary V Dubin
By Andrew Walden @ 5:35 AM :: 1925 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

“(My) law firm … pioneered foreclosure defense in Hawaii….” -- Gary V Dubin

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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Files for Divorce -- Tries to Keep Case Records Secret
By Andrew Walden @ 11:52 PM :: 3663 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Drugs

...Plaintiff is a prominent City Council member. Her husband is a political consultant. Therefore, her position on the City Council would pique the interest of this news organization. However, her personal life should not be the subject matter of the news media....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Feds Bust DoH Lab Tech--Allegedly Making LSD During COVID outbreak
By Andrew Walden @ 1:02 AM :: 2416 Views :: Ethics, Military, COVID-19

...“You would think that employees at the state disease outbreak control center would be too busy these days for such extracurricular activities,” Dan Grazier, an ex-Marine Corps officer who now works for the nonprofit Project on Government Oversight, told The Daily Beast....

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Sunday, September 20, 2020
'Hush Money' and Retaliation: FBI Investigates Kauai Charter School tied to OHA Trustee
By Andrew Walden @ 6:34 PM :: 4257 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

... similar to sandwich lease schemes common during the Broken Trust days ....

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Saturday, September 12, 2020
COVID: Court Upholds Ige Emergency Order Authority Beyond 60 Days
By Andrew Walden @ 8:52 PM :: 4983 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...HRS127A contains no language prohibiting supplementary or additional emergency proclamations....

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Sunday, August 30, 2020
Lawsuit: Lindsey Cheats Anti-Telescope Protester in OHA Race
By Andrew Walden @ 5:52 AM :: 2270 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections, OHA

...Is the entire administration of OHA complicit in the illegal candidacy of an OHA executive for Trustee?....

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Sunday, August 23, 2020
Insider Cacao Scheme: KSBE out $4M -- but OHA Dodges Bullet
By Andrew Walden @ 1:06 AM :: 2243 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Did Burgess tell KSBE that he would need a steady flow of free money for the next 15 years to make good on the Trust’s investment? ....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 45442 Views :: Hawaii History

... Opponents of Statehood were landed aristocracy fearful of being ruled by their employees....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
ACLU Plan for Hawaii: Massive COVID-Infested Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere -- with no sweeps
By Andrew Walden @ 6:18 PM :: 1203 Views :: Homelessness, Justice Reinvestment, COVID-19

...At 11am today, the Hawaii Supreme Court is hearing a motion from the State Public Defender’s office using COVD as an excuse to order another mass release of criminals from Hawaii’s prisons and jails....

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Election 2020: Democrats Aim to Eliminate All Republicans from Hawaii Legislature
By Andrew Walden @ 11:02 PM :: 1818 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Republican Party

...For the first time since 2002, Hawaii Democrat candidates will be on the ballot in the General Election challenging every single sitting Republican incumbent legislator....

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Sunday, August 9, 2020
OHA to Take Over Honolulu Council?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:30 AM :: 5260 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use, OHA

...two OHA operatives are in the Council runoff elections this November with one goal in mind--help OHA upzone Kakaako Makai so it can build hotels and condos up to the sky....

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Sunday, August 9, 2020
Fourth Read: Results from 406,425 votes
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 AM :: 3432 Views :: Office of Elections

... final results for all races ....

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
COVID Count 173 new cases out of 2,383 new tests
By Andrew Walden @ 10:42 PM :: 659 Views :: COVID-19

...six new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Sunday, August 2, 2020
OHA Illegally Using State Resources to Campaign Against Akina, others
By Andrew Walden @ 11:44 PM :: 1905 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... HRS § 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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Sunday, August 2, 2020
Council Candidate Texeira Gets DUI
By Andrew Walden @ 1:52 AM :: 1958 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Honolulu Council District III candidate Alan Texeira was convicted of DUI March 10, 2020....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
Miske Lawyer Behind Campaign to Unseat OHA Trustee Keli’i Akina
By Andrew Walden @ 3:52 AM :: 6882 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...In the middle of what may become a death penalty case, lawyer Thomas Otake is making time for an OHA campaign.  One might wonder what Michael Miske thinks about that.... 

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Ige Vetoes $432M CARES Rainy Day Deposit
By Andrew Walden @ 5:45 PM :: 1253 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...according to Senator Thielen CARES money was put in the Rainy Day fund so the governor couldn’t touch it....

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Monday, June 15, 2020
Settlement Improves Honolulu Gun Registration System
By Andrew Walden @ 8:12 PM :: 1601 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

"...From now on everyone who is in line at HPD's firearms registration department by 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays will be served...."

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Sunday, June 14, 2020
June 14, 1900: The Abolition of Slavery in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 39694 Views :: Hawaii History, Labor

Hawaii was the last place in the US to abolish indentured servitude....

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Sunday, June 7, 2020
Amemiya Joins Pack of Insiders Grabbing ‘Affordable’ Housing Units for Themselves
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 AM :: 12750 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

...Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya knows a lot about the ‘affordable’ housing system and how to ‘work’ it....

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Thursday, June 4, 2020
HD5 Rep Creagan Withdraws from Race for Reelection
By Andrew Walden @ 10:20 PM :: 1065 Views :: Hawaii County , Politicians

...Creagan made his unannounced move June 3, 2020—the last day for withdrawals and one day after the deadline to file....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Mufi Hannemann Pulls Papers to Run for Mayor
By Andrew Walden @ 10:32 PM :: 1672 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

... a surprise on today's candidate printout ....

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Sunday, May 17, 2020
Hawaii Wastes Thousands of COVID Testing Opportunities Every Day
By Andrew Walden @ 12:13 AM :: 3217 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawaii has a 5,000 test per day capacity, yet access to testing is restricted and day after day only a few hundred tests are performed....

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Saturday, May 9, 2020
OHA to Ige: Bypass Legislature and Give Us $21,287,134
By Andrew Walden @ 4:11 AM :: 1746 Views :: Ethics, OHA, COVID-19

...OHA’s letter to Ige was timed to coincide with a media campaign designed to make Hawaiians appear as exceptional COVID victims....

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Saturday, May 2, 2020
A Low-Risk Plan to Re-Start Hawaii Tourism Now
By Andrew Walden @ 2:52 AM :: 2628 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...To rebuild tourism the Governor should amend his emergency order to exempt from quarantine any visitor who can show a negative COVID test....

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Sunday, April 26, 2020
Harry Kim Pulls Papers to Run for Reelection
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 1454 Views :: Hawaii County , Politicians

...Kim, 80, had previously expressed uncertainty about his reelection plans....

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
A Low-Risk Plan to Re-Start Hawaii’s Economy Now
By Andrew Walden @ 2:25 AM :: 4660 Views :: Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...To reopen the economy, start with high dollar-per-human-contact businesses—ie the ones nobody is talking about.  We don’t need to wait a month to do this.... 

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Sunday, April 5, 2020
Full Text: Council Chair Cries a River After Being Busted Giving Development Deal to Convicted Felon
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 PM :: 4551 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, COVID-19

...while you are locked down with COVID, this is what some politicians are doing....

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Saturday, April 4, 2020
Lawsuit Alleges Another Pedophile Ring at Kamehameha
By Andrew Walden @ 1:16 AM :: 9180 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History

...A new set of child molestation allegations is the subject of a lawsuit against Kamehameha Schools filed April 3, 2020, in Hawaii’s First Circuit Court....

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Friday, April 3, 2020
COVID Fearmongering: Waianae Residents Blockade Farrington Hwy After State Rep Cedric Gates Spreads Corona Virus Rumors
By Andrew Walden @ 5:01 PM :: 1786 Views :: Police, Politicians, COVID-19

...politicians exploit fear and paranoia on Waianae Coast....

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Saturday, March 28, 2020
Blood Test Provides Instant COVID Results—Rejected by Hawaii DoH
By Andrew Walden @ 7:17 PM :: 1417 Views :: COVID-19

...The antibody test being used by the million in Britain produces false negatives.  It also produces false positives.  The false negatives are dangerous to the uninformed.  But the false positives are all potential lifesavers....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Prince Kuhio’s Fight to Americanize Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 22319 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture, Hawaii History, Land Use

...the homestead associations he championed in his first decade of service were multi-ethnic groups seeking the fee-simple ownership of land promised in the Hawaii Organic Act....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Corona Towers: Council Hides Behind Quarantine, Gives Development Deal to Convicted Felon
By Andrew Walden @ 9:50 PM :: 10928 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, COVID-19

...Ige’s Health Emergency Declaration waves many of the state laws ensuring public participation, transparency, and accountability.    

The implicit understanding is that elected officials will utilize these extraordinary powers only to combat the Corona Virus pandemic in Hawaii.

It only took two days to find out....

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
Hawaii: The Road to Corona Recovery Leads Through Japan
By Andrew Walden @ 9:58 PM :: 4253 Views :: Health Care, Tourism, COVID-19

...Governor Ige’s 14-day quarantine announcement may feel like a health precaution, but it's really a tourism marketing plan....

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Saturday, March 14, 2020
OHA in Court: ‘Mauna Kea Must be a Money-Maker for Us’
By Andrew Walden @ 12:14 AM :: 2607 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...OHA demands UH charge Mauna Kea telescopes "a reasonably competitive rent"....

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Friday, March 6, 2020
21 Infected on Corona Virus Cruise Ship--Test Reveals Hawaii's First Corona Patient
By Andrew Walden @ 3:00 PM :: 4158 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

...February 26-29: Nawiliwili, Honolulu, Lahaina, Hilo....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Cocaine: Another Tsuneyoshi Running for Honolulu Council
By Andrew Walden @ 3:24 PM :: 4222 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Drugs

...Convicted cocaine dealer and MMA fight promoter Chad Tsuneyoshi may not be satisfied with just having his wife on the Honolulu Council....

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend’s Attorney’s Cell Phone found at Massage Parlor?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 6614 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...A female answering the phone did not seem to understand a reporter requesting to speak to Chris Woo.  She kept asking, “You want masagee?”....

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Friday, February 7, 2020
Free Golf, Methamphetamines, and Building Permits
By Andrew Walden @ 12:00 PM :: 5012 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Small Business, Cost of Living

...These are the kind of people who make Hawaii what it is today....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
SB42: Block AG's Investigation of Telescope Protesters Funding
By Andrew Walden @ 4:23 PM :: 1859 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

...The Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs is set to hear SB42 SD1 today at 1:19pm....

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