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Monday, October 12, 2015
FULL TEXT: Report reveals details of AG investigation of Rep James Tokioka
By Selected News Articles @ 2:53 AM :: 2230 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...the Attorney General’s investigative report has not previously been made public....

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
FBI moving against HPD chief, wife--Special Prosecutor Appointed
By Selected News Articles @ 2:48 PM :: 3559 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...subpoenas are going out and an investigative grand jury could hear the case later this year....

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Thursday, October 08, 2015
City: Dismiss Lawsuit over Unethical Council Rail Votes
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 1714 Views :: Ethics, Rail

" is the city’s Ethics Commission that should administer the city’s standards of conduct...."

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015
FULL TEXT: Whistleblower Suit Claims Ansaldo Padding Rail Contract
By Selected News Articles @ 7:15 PM :: 2337 Views :: Ethics, Rail meant for the rail project is being diverted to other Ansaldo divisions....

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Thursday, October 01, 2015
AG Charges Third Waianae Homeless Shelter Employee With Embezzlement
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 1885 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness

Jamye Windsor, age 40, has been charged with one felony theft count for improperly receiving more than $50,000 in state funds from Waianae Community Outreach....

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Sunday, September 27, 2015
Hawaii AG Launches Charity Solicitor Database
By News Release @ 12:25 PM :: 1575 Views :: Ethics

Hawaii laws require Fundraisers that solicit contributions on behalf of a charity in Hawaii to register with the Attorney General....

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Al Hee’s Campaign Contributions—Money Stolen from Native Hawaiians
By Selected News Articles @ 9:07 PM :: 4447 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Politicians

Each of the elected officials on the list directly benefited from the injustices that were done to Native Hawaiians.  They also benefited from Hee’s theft and tax evasion....

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Sen Keith Agaran's Law Partner Seeking Marijuana Dispensary License
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 4112 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians, Drugs

Maui attorney Anthony Takitani registered "Maui Medical Marijuana Dispensary, LLC" on September 15, 2015--over two weeks after the August 27, 2015 Disciplinary Board ruling was issued....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Hawaii Supreme Court: Political Cronies Who are also Lawyers will be Iced Out of Marijuana Goldrush
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 2255 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Drugs
...a lawyer may not ‘provide legal services to facilitate the establishment and operation of a medical marijuana business’….”
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Hawaii's Largest Windfarm Developer Investigated for Self-Dealing
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 1872 Views :: Energy, Ethics

...whether SunEdison abused its position as the controlling shareholder of TerraForm in order to advance its own interests at the expense of TerraForm and its minority shareholders....

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Saturday, September 19, 2015
Guam: Busted Again, Sex Offender Resigns as Rep Bordallo's Chief of Staff
By Selected News Articles @ 5:47 PM :: 2635 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

...a Navy man told police that Whitt molested him while he slept....

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Saturday, September 12, 2015
FULL TEXT: Hawaii DoT v Ciber
By Andrew Walden @ 4:18 PM :: 3498 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government
Is this the secret history of Abercrombie's high-tech initiative?
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Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Full Text: Lawsuit Seeks Nullification of Six Councilmembers’ Rail Votes
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 2297 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...the resulting measures are void and unenforceable....

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Rail Revote: Is There Anybody Without a Conflict of Interest?
By News Release @ 5:17 PM :: 2512 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...all Council members received a great number of donations from entities that would profit directly from approval of the Ho’opili/Rail project....

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Saturday, September 05, 2015
Supreme Court to take up case involving alleged retaliation by powerful state senator
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 3710 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...Greer contends Senator Baker eliminated the wrong position in 2008, but finally succeeded in eliminating his position in 2011....

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Thursday, September 03, 2015
State Sues Tech Firm for Buying Influence with Abercrombie Administration
By News Release @ 2:55 PM :: 4222 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

“...Ciber finally abandoned the project and withdrew its staff without any notice after Abercrombie lost the primary election on Aug. 9, 2014....”

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Ethics: Conflict of Interest Between Charter Schools, Profitable Nonprofits
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 2107 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...members of charter school governing boards, as well as charter school employees, may also be paid employees of these supporting non-profit organizations....

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Ban on School Travel Offers--HSTA vs Ethics Comm
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 2654 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...prohibits teachers from accepting free travel and other benefits from tour companies for serving as chaperones on student educational trips....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Campaign Spending: A-1 A-Lectrician Appeals to US Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 4:49 PM :: 1792 Views :: Ethics

The Hawaii defendants are members of the Campaign Spending Commission....

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
How transparent is your state's lobbying disclosure?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:40 PM :: 1778 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

...states could easily offer more data to their citizens....

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Friday, August 07, 2015
Illegal Lobbying by Planned Parenthood behind New Sex Ed Program?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 12:30 AM :: 3309 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Life

...asking the IRS to investigate allegations of lobbying the State Legislature in order to gain valuable curriculum development contracts....

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Hawaii Councilman Proposes Reforms After P-Card Audit
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 2181 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

Hawai‘i County Code should be amended to bring it in line with state law...

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Solar Scammers Hustle Homeowners on Kauai
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 2546 Views :: Kauai County, Energy, Ethics

KIUC has also heard complaints from members who are now paying more for their rooftop solar than their previous electric bill....

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Sandwich Isles Communications: Political Connections Pay Off
By Andrew Walden @ 11:37 PM :: 22988 Views :: Akaka Bill, Democratic Party, DHHL, Ethics, OHA, Politicians, Tax Credits

originally published May, 2005, reprinted in honor of Al Hee being found guilty on all counts....

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Sunday, July 12, 2015
Full Text: After Two Months, OHA Coughs up Check Register
By Andrew Walden @ 11:20 PM :: 5704 Views :: Ethics, OHA

The very first check on the very first page of OHA's 2014-2015 fiscal year is $25,000 written to convicted felon and mortgage scammer, David Keanu Sai....

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Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Cops, Killers, and Corruption in the Aloha State
By News Release @ 2:50 PM :: 3651 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Law Enforcement

James Dooley revisits highlights of his career as a hard-hitting investigative reporter....

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Friday, July 03, 2015
The Ethics Commission Needs Ethics!
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:02 AM :: 1966 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

The Honolulu City Ethics Commission has just adopted a new policy that minimizes government transparency....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
$4M Lawsuit Claims Bumpy Kanahele Defrauds Am. Samoa of Tsunami Recovery Funds
By Andrew Walden @ 12:59 AM :: 4368 Views :: Ethics, OHA

While Kanahele got a role playing himself in the movie 'Aloha,' his business partner in two enterprises--Quin Ngoc Rudin--is in a federal penitentiary in California....

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
Bribed by Bumpy? Former American Samoa Government Official Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 3174 Views :: Ethics, OHA

In February 2012, a company known as the Native Hawaiian Holding Company Inc. (owned by Bumpy Kanahele) entered into a service contract with the ASG....

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Ward, McDermott Call for Souki to Drop Complaint Against Ethics Chair
By News Release @ 4:57 PM :: 1706 Views :: Ethics

Recently increased enforcement by the Commission has made the ethics code come to life and reach beyond the mere platitudes it was in the past when enforcement of the code was a rare exception....

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Thursday, June 11, 2015
Full Text: UH files lawsuit against former men’s head basketball coach
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 2037 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

These claims are separate and apart from matters being addressed in Arnold’s pending grievance....

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Calvin Say case shakes up Hawaii Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 PM :: 2358 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

"...Calvin K.Y. Say is the uncle of one of my current law clerk’s spouse, and that another law clerk, prior to joining my staff, worked on a campaign involving Respondent Calvin K.Y. Say...." -- Rectenwald

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Sunday, June 07, 2015
Can OHA Keep Na'i Aupuni from Stealing $2.6M?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:01 PM :: 4689 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

Na'i Aupuni's five directors have close ties to Kana'iolowalu including Pauline Namuo, wife of Roll Commission Executive Director Clyde Namuo....

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Thursday, June 04, 2015
Big Island Press Club: Keeping Government Transparent
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:16 PM :: 2029 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

Thursday, June 18, from noon until 1:30 at Restaurant Kenichi in Hilo....

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Auditor: HGEA Keeps UH Research Corp from Achieving Potential
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 12:06 AM :: 2403 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, Labor

RCUH’s broad purpose allows projects remotely associated with research or training to qualify for exemptions from state procurement and civil service laws....

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Saturday, May 30, 2015
Kouchi, Ige United for ... Azerbaijan?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:23 AM :: 2763 Views :: Energy, Ethics
Arm in arm with Kouchi appears to be one of the Gulenists' two Ozkur Yildizes featured in our 2011 article, "Did Sen Mike Gabbard get hoaxed by fake Turkic President?"
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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Video: Grassroot Forum on Government Transparency
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:17 PM :: 1871 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...Grassroot Institute held an expert panel on the issue of transparency and government secrecy in Hawaii....

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Monday, May 25, 2015
Final Chapter In Judicial Selection Commission List Public Records Case
By Robert Thomas @ 10:23 PM :: 1960 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

Ige signed the bill authorizing that final payment this week....

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Auditor: School Bus Reforms Not Rolled Out Statewide
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:52 PM :: 1893 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...the reforms are a work in progress....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
NELHA Transparency? 'Continues to Struggle with Sunshine'
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:31 PM :: 2336 Views :: Ethics, Small Business, Tax Credits

In 2012, we found that after nearly 40 years of existence, NELHA had yet to live up to its creators’ vision....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A-1 A-Lectrician Case: 9th Upholds Hawaii Election-Finance Laws
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 2192 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

Several of Hawaii's campaign-finance laws challenged by a construction firm are not unconstitutional, the 9th Circuit ruled....

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Behind Closed Doors: Shining the Light on Government Secrecy in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:22 PM :: 2214 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...a system designed to protect secrets and keep the public uninformed....

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
IRONMAN fined $2.7M for illegal lottery
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 2321 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

...Ironman charged athletes, who did not otherwise qualify, $50 to enter lotteries for the chance to compete in the Ironman World Championship....

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Thursday, May 07, 2015
“We don’t follow laws, we make them”
By Selected News Articles @ 6:06 PM :: 1815 Views :: Ethics

...none of the nine bills proposed by the State Ethics Commission were passed by this Legislature....

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Monday, May 04, 2015
Former Oahu Probation Officer Charged with Theft, Forgery
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 2603 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... July 1, 2011 through July 9, 2013, Sasao collected eleven payments from various probationers that had been assigned to him and kept the payments for his own use....

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Monday, May 04, 2015
Securities Fraud: Former Maui Mayoral Candidate Sentenced to 20 Years
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 2255 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

"In total, Mr. Waikiki’s schemes scammed up to 21 victims for more than $100,000.00.”

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Friday, May 01, 2015
Conference Committee
By Selected News Articles @ 6:25 PM :: 1927 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government
“Conference committee is where good bills go to die.”
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Politicians Paid so Navatek Can get $20M Play?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:47 PM :: 3450 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

...77 separate contributions by Navatek or by employees linked to Navatek made to elected officials totaling $81,000....

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Saturday, April 25, 2015
Common Cause: Audit the Clinton Foundation
By News Release @ 12:38 AM :: 2787 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

...Hirono, Schatz, Takai already endorse Hillary....

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Audit: DoE Bungles Federal Grants, Gives Teachers Excess Sick Leave, Vacation Time
By News Release @ 4:02 PM :: 2348 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor
"Material weaknesses identified"
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