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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
'Money Begins Disappearing' from Bikini Atoll Trust Fund
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 PM :: 4243 Views :: National News, Ethics

"...large sums being spent on things such as an airplane, two landing craft, an elaborate function in Hawaii, and cash payments to households on Ejit and Kili...."

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Saturday, February 03, 2018
SB2136: Ige Administration Opposes OHA's $119M Cash Grab
By Andrew Walden @ 2:11 AM :: 5341 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Higher Education, OHA

...Ige Admin testimony shows that OHA rent-seeking is driving up hospital bills, public housing rents, and University of Hawaii tuition for everybody—including native Hawaiians.... 

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
OHA Draft Audit: Millions given to those who “know how and who to ask.”
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 5438 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...OHA is extremely disappointed with the unauthorized release of the draft audit...."

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
OHA Audit: LLCs Refuse to Show Check Registers
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:02 PM :: 3472 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Trustee Keli‘i Akina urges LLCs not to obstruct audit....

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Monday, January 29, 2018
‘Audit The Rail’ in Twilight Zone
By Joe Kent @ 2:08 AM :: 3560 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

...elected officials raised taxes to pay for Honolulu County’s rail system while indicating their intention to conduct an in-depth, forensic audit of the over-budget, behind-schedule megaproject....

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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Ethics Complaint: 'Sen DelaCruz Using Office for Personal Gain'
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 5002 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...via his Company DTL, which is a self-described "a Hawaiian strategic multidisciplinary studio that helps business, governments, organizations and communities navigate change."....

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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Grand Theft Aina: OHA Trustees Set to 'Compel LLCs to Submit'
By Andrew Walden @ 5:53 PM :: 4093 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Waimea Valley and all of the LLCs are still 100% owned by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs--but the LLCs' lawyer says otherwise.... 

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Ward: Fire Employees who do not Cooperate with Missile Alert Investigation
By Rep Gene Ward @ 9:33 PM :: 3580 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Military

“This is not about an individual, this is about our national security."

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Friday, January 26, 2018
FCC: Employee Who Sent False Hawaii Nuke Alert Is ‘Refusing To Cooperate’
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 3552 Views :: Ethics, Military

...“it appears that the false alert was a result of two failures: First, simple human error. Second, the state did not have safeguards or process controls in place to prevent the human error from resulting in the transmission of a false alert.”....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Ethics: DoE Ass't Sup't Pursues UH Degree While on the Job
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 4637 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Higher Education

...if the Ethics Comm takes down all the state and county employees who are doing UH school work on the taxpayers dime, we would probably cut UH enrollment 20%.  I suggest starting with every state and county employee at UH Richardson School of Law....

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Ward: Release HI-EMA Missile Alert Tapes
By Rep Gene Ward @ 7:57 PM :: 2737 Views :: Ethics, Military

...Representative Gene Ward (R–Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley) wrote a letter to Governor Ige urging him to release the HI-EMA security tapes on the morning of January 13th....

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Monday, January 22, 2018
Missile Alert Investigator has Conflict of Interest
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:39 PM :: 4563 Views :: Ethics, Military

"...General Hara is a close personal friend of General Miyagi and under the command of General Logan.  General Logan serves as the Director of the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency, so how can he be evaluated by his Deputy Director, General Hara?"

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
False Alarm: 'Hearing' Leaves More Unanswered Questions
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:08 AM :: 3293 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

"...the only thing accomplished today was more unanswered questions and the announcement that we must wait and see what the Governor's study-report by General Hara turns up...."

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Congressional Letter: Kona Resident Funnels Russian Millions to Sierra Club
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 AM :: 8436 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Russian money flowing to Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, 350.org, the Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians, the Rainforest Action Network....

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
FEC Complaint Filed Against Chin Campaign Manager
By News Release @ 10:05 PM :: 3698 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...The family of the late congressman Takai, meanwhile, defended Beesley’s actions for the first time today....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Ward: Step- by-step walkthrough of the software, hardware, and personnel that led to false alarm
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:01 PM :: 4564 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...if you expect Friday’s hearing at the Legislature to lead to closure of this matter....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
In Hawaii, No Heads Roll over False Missile Alarm
By Selected News Articles @ 6:27 PM :: 3223 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...“Once a Japanese manager or his underlings are caught in a scandalous situation, they have no other choice but to resign so that the many others who are dependent on them do not take the blame or suffer any of the consequences.”....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
FEMA: Ige, Miyagi Wrong About 38 Minute Delay
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 8902 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...Governor Ige and HIEMA administrator Vern Miyagi say they had to obtain permission from FEMA ... FEMA says that’s not true....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Applicants Wanted For State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 2674 Views :: Ethics

...The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission. These terms on the Commission will run from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Slammed by Auditor, State Energy Office Hides from Media on 10th Anniversary of Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 3862 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

..."A search of the world wide web reveals that no media source covered the event."....

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Sunday, January 07, 2018
Chin to Campaign on the Job for 9 More Weeks
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 4853 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

..will appoint committee of cronies to choose the most advantageous legal positions....

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Friday, January 05, 2018
Tulsi Gabbard Hires Russian Agent to Keep Hawaii Media in Check
By Andrew Walden @ 6:55 PM :: 48590 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Politicians

...Gabbard’s consultant, Chris Cooper, is allegedly one of seven identified as being at the center of illegal Russian lobbying efforts reaching into the Trump campaign and Congress....

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Saturday, December 30, 2017
Akana: Crabbe Worked on Book on OHA Time for 5 Years
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 5448 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...is spending five years of staff time on it to publish a book more important than the life of our people or their homeless plight? ...the public could easily see it as self-serving and done on the backs of our beneficiaries....

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Thursday, December 28, 2017
Kelii Akina: One Year at OHA a Report Card
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:58 PM :: 3758 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...I committed myself to doing three things for the sake of the Hawaiian people:  First, ensure a full and independent audit of OHA.  Secondly, guide OHA towards financial sustainability as well as growth.  Third, watch to make sure OHA funds are not misspent but rather used to meet the real needs of Hawaiian people....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Pasha shipbuilder hit with $422 million fine in bribery case
By Michael Hansen @ 6:18 PM :: 4055 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

...over $50 million in bribes....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Bloomberg: Jones Act political contributions and lobbying
By Michael Hansen @ 6:36 PM :: 3555 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act, Labor

...Still playing with U.S. ports....

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Sunday, December 17, 2017
Defense Department to Investigate Chinese Aid to Micronesia
By Selected News Articles @ 2:09 PM :: 9593 Views :: National News, Ethics, Military

...islanders to trade in “U.S. government handouts, which are scheduled to end in 2023, for the wide-open promise of Chinese-style capitalism....”

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Child Molester: KSBE Apology letter implies abuse since 1962
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 4194 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...unforgivable acts of physical and emotional abuse committed against Kamehameha School students at the hands of Dr. Robert Browne, a St. Francis consulting psychiatrist between the years of 1962 through 1984....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Ethics: Top HTA Execs Busted Taking Travel Upgrades
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 3787 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

...Top HTA Exec solicited thousands of dollars in travel perks from Hawaiian, JAL, Starwood, China Air, and others.... 

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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Tech: 'Clinically Psychotic' HGEA Signs Suicide Pact
By Andrew Walden @ 8:27 PM :: 5841 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor, Politicians

...The seeming political power play is actually a sign of Perreira’s weakness.... 

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Friday, December 08, 2017
After Losing Judge, KSBE Tries Apologizing for Letting Child Molester Run Rampant
By News Release @ 2:12 PM :: 5543 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...two days after they lost their bought n paid for judge....

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
OHA Audit: Three Questions
By Video @ 9:11 PM :: 2886 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The Hawai'i Auditorʻs Performance Audit Of OHA Is About To Be Publicly Released....

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Kamehameha School Child Molester Case – Hidden Payoff to Judge Exposed
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 AM :: 12705 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Judge Crandall's husband, David Schulmeister, and his law firm, Cades Schutte, represented the Kamehameha Schools, billing as much as $1 million a year....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
Ethics Fine: Guard Must Return Cash after $10K Inmate Payoff
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 4486 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement

...In or around November 2009, Respondent Kanazawa-Yee and two other ACOs, ACO A and ACO B, planned to obtain money from Inmate....

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Sunday, December 03, 2017
The Tax Administration Slush Fund
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 2742 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

...the Tax Administration Special Fund is becoming an all-purpose slush fund for which corrective action is needed....

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Sunday, December 03, 2017
The Truth About OHA Audits
By Selected News Articles @ 2:45 AM :: 3778 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...this audit will, according to the SOQ, "provide recommendations on organizational, structural and procedural improvement[s] to strengthen the BOT's fiduciary oversight of the OHA and its LLCs."...

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Saturday, December 02, 2017
Child Molester: Petition Demands Kamehameha Schools Take Responsibility
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 3151 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...justice, reparation and healing for those individuals who were violated decades ago....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
ConCon: OHA Admin Pushing to Abolish OHA Board of Trustees?
By Video @ 4:17 PM :: 4477 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, OHA

...Mana ka Lahui--what's their hidden agenda?....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
OHA Strategic Plan? Results Not Updated since 2013
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 3799 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, OHA

...the State of Hawaii Dashboard and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Dashboard are only current up to 2013 for most of the categories presented....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
Hawaii House Rules Prohibit Staff from Revealing "Illegal or Improper Conduct"
By Andrew Walden @ 10:40 PM :: 6759 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Politicians

... How do Hawaii legislators get away with sexual harassment? ....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
How Hawaii Civil Rights Commission Covers Up Sex Harassment Reports
By Andrew Walden @ 9:41 PM :: 7454 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

...Hawaii taxpayers may have been soaked as much as $200K in settlements which keep sex harassment quiet....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
After Auditor's Report, Department of Public Safety Agrees to Close Revolving Fund
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 11:59 PM :: 2864 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...OUR REVIEW OF SIX SPECIAL FUNDS, three revolving funds, four trust funds, and five trust accounts of the Department of Public Safety....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
New Claims by State in Airport Hangar Lawsuit
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 3327 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...The evidence suggests that dck worldwide directed how dck pacific handled payments to subcontractors....

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
To Help Campaign Contributors, Hanabusa Blocks Missile Defense for Hawaii for 6 Years
By Selected News Articles @ 4:39 PM :: 4129 Views :: Ethics, Military

...The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act reflects language inserted in the bill by U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa that blocks the immediate deplyment of Ageis Ashore on Kauai....

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Monday, November 20, 2017
Insider Trading: State Employee Writes RFP, then Works for Bidders
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 2795 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...the former state employee could improperly benefit by trading on his or her “insider knowledge” to secure future employment or business opportunities....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Honolulu Ethics Commission to Discuss Strategic Plan
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 2145 Views :: Ethics

...Exposure Draft — November 15, 2017 Ethics Commission meeting....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
State Ethics Commission 2018 Legislative Agenda
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 2879 Views :: Ethics

...Proposed Legislation for 2018 Legislative Session....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
$1.8B Special Fund Audit: DHRD Refuses to Report to Legislature
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:42 AM :: 3636 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

..."We disagree with DHRD. The statutory requirements that DHRD report to the Legislature are unambiguous and do not exempt these trust funds." -- Auditor....

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Sunday, November 12, 2017
Island Air: Did the Airports Division bamboozle Fitch Ratings?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:42 AM :: 5643 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Tourism

“The Airports Division expects near-term traffic results will be better than projected due to Island Air expanding interisland traffic...." -- Fitch Ratings, October 26, 2017

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Friday, November 10, 2017
Civil Beat: Banks and Developers ‘help to fund a lot of stories’
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 PM :: 5137 Views :: Ethics, Development, First Amendment

...“We got a few hundred subscribers, but nothing really earth shattering,” Epler says...Civil Beat has an annual budget of roughly $3 million and a staff of about 22 to 24 people....

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