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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Attorneys General to Feds: Let us Investigate Home Care Fraud
By Selected News Articles @ 11:15 PM :: 3404 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

Hawaii's AG joins other states asking the federal government for a policy change that would allow the states greater flexibility to investigate Medicaid fraud....

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Federal organic fraud in America
By Selected News Articles @ 2:02 PM :: 3429 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture

...40% of the organic food sold in America tested positive for prohibited pesticide residue....

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Will Criminal Activity at OHA Ever Stop?
By Video @ 7:58 PM :: 2908 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Someone Wants To Stack The Deck Against You ....

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Governing in the Shadows: OHA Scores ‘F’ on Transparency
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 3216 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Gets An F Grade For Not Telling You How It Spends Your Money....

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Sunday, May 07, 2017
OHA Procurement Violations: Crabbe, Lindsey and the $435K Beamer
By Andrew Walden @ 12:10 AM :: 7718 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

Multiple procurement violations underlie a secret $435,000 contract between the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) and a company owned by UH Law Professor Kamana Beamer.....

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Saturday, May 06, 2017
Dexter Kaiama: Keanu Sai's Favorite Lawyer Censured
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 5661 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, OHA

"...Kaiama, with reckless disregard as to the truth or falsity of the allegation, accused the presiding Judge of committing war crimes under international Conventions, and thereby filed a frivolous document that served no legal or practical purpose...."

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Friday, May 05, 2017
Court: OHA Trustees Violated Sunshine Law Responding to Kerry Letter
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 3793 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

...The May 1, 2017 decision by Judge Jeffrey P. Crabtree has been posted to OIP’s website....

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
SR33: Appoint OHA Trustees?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:25 PM :: 3775 Views :: Ethics, Labor, OHA

State Senate asks OHA to convene a group of Hawaiian leaders, legal scholars, and Hawaiian community members to review whether it’d be better to appoint OHA Trustees rather than elect them....

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Special Audit of OHA and Its Subsidiaries
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:02 PM :: 2464 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...this audit seeks to identify areas of “waste, abuse and fraud...”

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Two Tricks OHA is Pulling
By Video @ 6:16 PM :: 2777 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...re-writing the rules....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
OHA Chair Tries to Limit Beneficiary Input—Discussion Deleted from Video
By Video @ 9:49 PM :: 3013 Views :: Ethics, OHA

OHA Edited That Part Of The Meeting Video Out Before They Later Posted It Online....

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Friday, April 21, 2017
HB165: How Lawmakers can Deal with Annoying Citizens
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:34 PM :: 3066 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...HB165 (now headed to a Conference Committee) would modernize the existing Sunshine Law by requiring electronic posting of public agency meeting notices and minutes and making board packets available for public inspection....

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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Ciber: Company Behind 7-Year HDOT Software Failure Files Bankruptcy
By News Release @ 12:55 AM :: 3534 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

2015: State Sues Tech Firm for Buying Influence with Abercrombie Administration....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
‘30-35’ Applications for Honolulu Police Chief—Will Outsiders be Allowed to Compete?
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 4175 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police
HB1534: Will Legislators Allow Outsiders to Apply for HPD Chief?
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Kawananakoa Letter Debunks OHA LLCs Claim to be Immune from UIPA
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 PM :: 4062 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...attorneys representing Abigail Kawananakoa effectively debunk arguments used by the LLC lawyer Kimberly Greeley in opposition to an earlier open records request--which is still pending--from Hawai'i Free Press....

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Robin Danner Writing OHA’s Budget
By Video @ 6:09 PM :: 3409 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Trying To Get Their Hands On Your Beneficiary Funds....

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Saturday, April 08, 2017
Schatz-Connected Developer building ‘Shopping Center’ at Pupukea
By Selected News Articles @ 5:52 PM :: 6492 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Development

...the Star-Adv omits any reference to “Hanapohaku Project Manager Linda Schatz”, also known as Mrs Brian Schatz....

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Friday, April 07, 2017
DLNR: Waikiki Eco Confab Cost Taxpayers Millions
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 4897 Views :: Environment, Ethics, OHA, Tourism

...and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs ponied up $500K buying Kamanao Crabbe the chance to MC the event....

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Friday, April 07, 2017
Good Citizen or "Vexatious Requester"?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:41 PM :: 3688 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

When first introduced, HB1518 put forth a very worrisome proposal....

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Who’s Hiding Behind Homes for Hawaiians?
By Video @ 5:41 PM :: 3504 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...A Grab For Money & Power....

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Hawaii Cannabis Tracking System Designed By Feds, Silicon Valley Billionaires
By Selected News Articles @ 4:26 AM :: 3928 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Drugs

Don’t worry: You can trust the Feds and Silicon Valley with your ‘medical’ marijuana records—unless you annoy them in some way....

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Caldwell Appoints Banker to be Deputy Director of Budget and Fiscal Services
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 3187 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

Most recently, Biggs developed a series of lectures for the University of Hawai‘i Shidler School of Business and Hawai‘i Pacific University providing an overview of local banks and the Hawai‘i banking market....

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
OHA seeks input on upcoming budget (for three days)
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 2934 Views :: Ethics, OHA

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is accepting community input through March 31...

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Sabotage in Store for OHA Audit?
By Video @ 5:17 PM :: 2934 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Two Strategies That Could Compromise The Audit & Who Might Want That To Happen....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Travel Ban: Hawaii Judge’s Ruling Based on Fake DHS Document
By Selected News Articles @ 4:38 AM :: 4362 Views :: National News, Ethics

On February 24, AP reporters Vivian Salama and Alicia Caldwell published an AP “exclusive”: “DHS report disputes threat from banned nations.”....

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
FCC, DHHL Ask: Exclusive License to Criminal Al Hee Company Illegal?
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 3824 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...DHHL granted an exclusive license “in perpetuity” to Criminal Al Hee.  Now he's in prison....

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Ratifies Independent Audit
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:04 PM :: 3479 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Trustee Keli‘i Akina appointed to chair audit committee....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Trustees Set to Vote on OHA Audit
By Selected News Articles @ 10:55 AM :: 2720 Views :: Ethics, OHA

This coming Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 10:00 AM....

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Saturday, March 18, 2017
Letter to OHA: Hawaiian Activists Demand Audit
By Selected News Articles @ 2:00 PM :: 2871 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Implement a forensic audit of OHA’s expenses, especially in regards to “Hawaiian Nation Building”....

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Friday, March 17, 2017
Billy Kenoi Lava Tube
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 3731 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics
Former Mayor Billy Kenoi awarded Lava Tube dishonor;
Nancy Cook Lauer earns meritorious Torch of Light award
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
How Would You Fix OHA?
By Video @ 12:27 AM :: 3032 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...what the beneficiaries say....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Another Step Towards an OHA Audit
By Andrew Walden @ 12:16 AM :: 3194 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...the audit of “OHA and its subsidiaries” should include the six secretive LLCs owned by OHA....

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
UPDATE: Galera Quits, BoE Resumes Search for Superintendent
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 4434 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

“The Search Committee appreciates the forthright statements of a public that is unafraid to speak up and who is passionate about the education of our students...."

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Saturday, March 11, 2017
Hawaii Hires Al Qaeda’s Best Lawyer to Lead Suit Against Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 AM :: 4729 Views :: National News, Ethics

He represents Bin Laden’s bodyguard for free, but charges the State of Hawaii $600/hr....

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Friday, March 10, 2017
Integrity: Castle Foundation Refusing to Pay for ‘Unfair’ DoE Superintendent Search
By News Release @ 2:38 AM :: 2899 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

“Recent developments led the Foundation to have deep concerns that one candidate may have an unfair advantage over other applicants."

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
$50K Cover-up: OHA, Garbage and Sex Harassment
By Video @ 8:18 PM :: 3201 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...When It Comes To OHA Misspending Funds, That's Just The Tip Of The Iceberg....

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Monday, March 06, 2017
DLNR Finally Gets Around to Firing Rapist Cop Son of HGEA President
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 11346 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

"...Hawaii Government Employees Association President Jackie Ferguson-Miyamoto, had nothing to do with his hiring as a Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officer...."

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Monday, March 06, 2017
Deadline to Apply for State Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions Extended (again)
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 1935 Views :: Ethics

The new application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017....

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Monday, March 06, 2017
Hawaii Lawmakers Censor Pro-Lifers Defending Free Speech
By Selected News Articles @ 5:49 PM :: 3906 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Life

...testimonies she and several other pregnancy center supporters submitted had been completely omitted from the process, in spite of the fact they had receipts from their online submission forms....

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Saturday, March 04, 2017
HB314: Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 2714 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state....

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Thursday, March 02, 2017
Ethics: DLNR Harbor Agent Grabs for Payoff Beyond $200 Allowed Under Law
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 3474 Views :: Ethics, Small Business

...More DOBOR Corruption from Sunny Kailua Kona....

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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
OHA Ethics Complaints Ignored—Until Now
By Video @ 5:56 PM :: 3867 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

Who Violated The Law & Why They Got Away With It....

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Friday, February 24, 2017
SB1137: Return Control of HMSA to its Members
By Selected News Articles @ 1:26 PM :: 3291 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

It will be heard on Monday, February 27, at 9:30 in room 229 before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Why OHA Fears a Forensic Audit
By Video @ 6:58 PM :: 3123 Views :: Ethics, OHA
...Why Would The Trustees Vote For One & Then Take Steps To Compromise It?....
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
UPDATE: OHA Insiders Plan to Neuter Audit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 PM :: 5587 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...information and developments that are about to be announced by Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chair Colette Machado....

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
State Procurement Office Launches Investigation into OHA Professional Services Contracts
By Selected News Articles @ 11:10 PM :: 3916 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Professional Services Contract awards for the past 36 months....

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
OHA: The Mystery of the Disappearing Money
By Video @ 5:25 PM :: 3193 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Auditor: OHA Fails to File Oversight Reports as it Drains Public Land Trust Fund ....

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Transform the Bureaucracy and Achieve Justice for John Sosa
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 4081 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...Randall Roth comments on two stories on the DoE investigation into education reform advocate John Sosa which ran on KHON Feb 6 and Feb 7....

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
HPD Acting Chief Supports Naming of Suspended Officers
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 4016 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Police

...the department has chosen to support Senate Bill No. 424 and House Bill No. 456....

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Saturday, February 11, 2017
Most 2016 GEMS Loans Went to One Insider
By Andrew Walden @ 9:12 PM :: 4963 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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