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Saturday, February 11, 2017
HIDOT Mileage Fee: Meet Big Brother the Taxman
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:45 PM :: 3282 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

...the system knows the driver's exact route, his speed compliance and provides ratings for his braking and cornering performance. Too much info in the hands of the government....

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
HTDC Gives Away $9.8M of Your Tax Dollars to Six Tech Companies
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 3431 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

... $1.6M state tax dollars and $8.2M federal tax dollars given away, not loaned ....

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Ige Appoints Campaign Manager Circuit Court Judge
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 3457 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Keith K. Hiraoka (Former Ige Campaign Chair), Catherine H. Remigio, and Todd W. Eddins appointed to First Circuit Court (Oahu)....

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Crabbe Contract: Abigail Kawananakoa Sues OHA
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 3586 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, just like every governmental agency, must follow its own rules and state law."

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Hawaii State Ethics Commission 2016 Annual Report
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 2425 Views :: Ethics

...the Commission has jurisdiction over more than 50,000 state officials and employees....

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
OHA Audit Passes Committee Vote
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:45 PM :: 3334 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Akina Appointed to Ad Hoc Audit Committee....

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
What is Kaniela Ing’s Hidden Agenda?
By Video @ 4:50 PM :: 4496 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

... Kaniela Ing has spent years trying to force Hawaiians into a fake Indian tribe ....

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Shell Game: Short Form Bills on the Move
By Andrew Walden @ 7:34 PM :: 3231 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...100 “Short Form” bills have been introduced to the Hawaii legislature....

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Sunday, February 05, 2017
Condo Justice - The Ball's Now In Your Court
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 3871 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

HB381 is scheduled on Wednesday, February 8, 9:00 a. m. at the capitol's room 429....

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Saturday, February 04, 2017
SB1056: Seawater Air Conditioning to Become New High Tech Tax Credit Scam?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:33 PM :: 5073 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...the sea water air conditioning business can use the funds to pay management highly inflated salaries, purchase other business opportunities, build sea water air conditioning plants outside of the State, or for any other purpose....

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Friday, February 03, 2017
Audit: Rep Kaniela Ing Does His Part to Hide OHA Corruption
By News Release @ 8:51 PM :: 4352 Views :: Ethics, OHA

“Within days of my call for an independent audit of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Rep. Kaniela Ing has announced plans to use the legislature to target me...."

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Friday, February 03, 2017
Choke or Head Fake? Ige Doesn’t Appoint Campaign Chair to ICA
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 3613 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of First Circuit chief judge Derrick H.M. Chan to the Intermediate Court of Appeals....

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Friday, February 03, 2017
Deadline to Apply for State Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions Extended
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 2183 Views :: Ethics

The new application deadline is March 4, 2017....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
OHA: Akana Ousted, New Chair to be Elected at Next Board Meeting
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 3027 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Trustee Ahu Isa was named acting OHA chair....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
OHA Board Sets Audit Vote
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:56 PM :: 3618 Views :: Ethics, OHA

The Board has scheduled voting on Akina's proposed audit for the February 8th meeting of the Resource Management Committee, a committee of the entire Board....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Full Text: OHA Chair Sues to Force Crabbe Out
By Selected News Articles @ 12:30 PM :: 3392 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"The Nov. 1 employment agreement is void and of no legal effect because it was not duly authorized and approved by the Board of Trustees."

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
One Party Justice: Republican Faces Criminal Charges Because he did not put Name on Two Mailers
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 3346 Views :: Ethics, Republican Party

The maximum penalty for each count is a $2,000.00 fine and up to one year in jail....

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
OHA LLCs—A License to Self-Deal
By Andrew Walden @ 9:02 PM :: 5184 Views :: Ethics, OHA

“…the Managers shall have the power and authority on behalf of the Company to acquire or lease any real or personal property from any Person, whether or not such Person is directly or indirectly affiliated or connected with the Managers or any Member….“

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Support OHA Forensic Audit
By Video @ 6:46 PM :: 2959 Views :: Ethics, OHA

OHA BoT meets Thurs Feb 2 at 9AM ....

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
DOH fights lawsuit on their non-posting of inspection reports even as two bills in the Legislature again fund the posting
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 4014 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Office of Elections

This is how the state spends your taxpayer money....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Rep Kaniela Ing: Tickets, Lies, and Bin Laden
By Andrew Walden @ 6:10 PM :: 5346 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Politicians

...Legislative Candidate Mark Ing: Bin Laden Was “Leading a Movement Against the American Crusade”

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
‘Natural’ Toxins for your Baby: ‘Homeopathic’ Profiteers Refuse Recall Order
By News Release @ 12:21 PM :: 4645 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

...Hyland’s homeopathic teething tablet products labeled as containing belladonna....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Call for a Forensic Audit at OHA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:23 AM :: 3162 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...spending has more than doubled to over $51,000,000 annually in 2015, while actual beneficiary spending has remained constant over the years at only $9,000,000 per year....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Robert Lindsey: OHA Trustees Must “Walk on Water, Be Holier Than Thou”
By Andrew Walden @ 3:50 AM :: 3816 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"I have said at our People's table several times and I know I'm beginning to sound like a broken record: To be at our table one must have 'clean hands,' 'be able to walk on water (like Jesus)' and be 'Holier than thou.'"

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Sunday, January 29, 2017
OHA 2016 Check Register: Money Flows to Lawyers, LLCs, Insiders and More
By Andrew Walden @ 9:00 PM :: 5583 Views :: Ethics, OHA

See the complete, searchable OHA FY2016 Check Register ....

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Sunday, January 29, 2017
Ige Campaign Manager Shows up on Fourth Judicial Nomination List
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 3206 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

Ige’s office did not immediately respond to questions about whether the governor would also enlist Duffy in deliberations over the Circuit Court appointments….

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Sunday, January 29, 2017
Judge Throws Criminal Al Hee’s Company Out of Court
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 3730 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...Sandwich Isles sued the PUC to restore millions of dollars in federal subsidies....

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Sunday, January 29, 2017
Peek-A-Boo -- I See Your Tax Return
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2297 Views :: Ethics
Would the proponents of this bill be willing to demonstrate their endorsement of that policy by producing their own tax returns for all to see?
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Saturday, January 28, 2017
Trask: Trustee Apo uses OHA Resources for Private Business Deals
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 PM :: 3286 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...communications from Apo to his OHA secretary regarding accessing OHA Protocol funds for his private contract with Civil Beat....

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Saturday, January 28, 2017
VIDEO: OHA Board Protesters Throw Salt, Call for FBI Investigation
By Video @ 1:54 AM :: 4292 Views :: Ethics, OHA
"Your CEO last year gave a gift of half a million dollars to the IUCN global environmental conference so that he and a few others could become a master of ceremonies for a Hollywood-like opening event."
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Friday, January 27, 2017
OHA Audit: Trustee says it’s time to reassure beneficiaries
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:22 PM :: 3016 Views :: Ethics, OHA
“OHA currently undergoes three types of audits, but none of these audits focus on identifying internal weaknesses such as fraud, waste, and abuse....”
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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Grassroot: Stop the Return of Earmarks
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:52 PM :: 2903 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

We congratulate the Senate Republican Conference for its vote on January 10th to keep the ban on earmarks....

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Study: More Corrupt States Have Higher Public Debt
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 AM :: 2826 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

The link between corruption and debt is particularly prominent for private projects, such as stadiums....

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Who Covered up OHA Sex Harassment Settlement?
By Video @ 6:20 PM :: 3680 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...They Kept It A Secret From Everyone Until After The Election....

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
HB1367: Accountability and Involvement with Homeless Provider Agencies
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 2807 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness

Amends the definition of provider agency for homelessness services to include nonprofits that accept funds without a contract. Requires annual reports of providers' effectiveness....

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Sunday, January 22, 2017
My Conversation with OHA Sex Harassment Victim
By News Release @ 8:10 PM :: 5597 Views :: Ethics, OHA

In early 2016 I received a call from a friend who asked me to meet someone who needed help....

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Sunday, January 22, 2017
OHA’s Hidden LLCs: Why Plead Guilty to Stealing $14M?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:10 PM :: 6860 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... LLCs hide some of the fattest salaries in OHA--and much, much more ....

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Friday, January 20, 2017
Auditor: HART Audit Not Started
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 3728 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

Projects Not Started or Suspended....

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Friday, January 20, 2017
Full Text: Police Commission Reasons for Removal of Chief Kealoha
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 4728 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...we will issue a subpoena under Section 6-1606( e), Revised Charter of the City and County of Honolulu, requiring production of complete un-redacted copies of the following....

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Friday, January 20, 2017
Competition Matters … In Sports and Government
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:14 PM :: 4344 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

And what was the most memorable part of his remarks? The introductions of Rep. Kouchi's campaign manager and of the highest paid lobbyist....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Financial Services: OHA Spire Contract Balloons 760% in Two Years
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:35 PM :: 4243 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...a contract for financial consulting services that ballooned from an initial $95,000 commitment to $723,000 from 2014 to 2016....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
OHA pays $50K: Sex harassment claim against Peter Apo
By Selected News Articles @ 1:58 PM :: 4335 Views :: Ethics, OHA
Coverage draws a classic non-denial from Apo ….
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Caldwell: Payoff for Police Chief is Best Use of Taxpayer Money
By News Release @ 1:20 PM :: 2534 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...could have cost the taxpayers even more money....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Did Activists Meet Deadline to Challenge Council Candidate?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:46 PM :: 4490 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Office of Elections

...Writ to Watch: Hyland v. Gonzales....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Ige Campaign Manager Shows up on Two More Judicial Nomination Lists
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 3307 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

Just in case Ige chickens out on the ICA nomination ....

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Campaign-Finance Rules Chill Speech Unrelated to Election Campaigns
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:13 PM :: 4154 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

Case on appeal to Supreme Court challenges "chilling effect" of campaign finance law....

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Kakaako Kickbacks: Ethics Commission Investigates OHA Trustee Peter Apo
By Video @ 5:30 PM :: 5165 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

Heads Are Starting To Roll At The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Third UH Manoa Chancellor Candidate Magically Appears on Campus
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 3250 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

Robel was (allegedly) originally identified as a finalist (but not publicly identified) and invited to campus at the same time as finalists John V. White and Sonny Ramaswamy, (who were identified as the only two finalists) but was unable to accept the invitation at that time.  (Whatever that means.)....

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Sunday, January 08, 2017
Lawyer: OHA Transferred Waimea Valley to Private Company Controlled by CEO Crabbe
By Andrew Walden @ 7:43 PM :: 9391 Views :: Ethics, OHA

According to its attorney, a private company controlled by OHA CEO Kamana’o Crabbe now possesses sole title to the 1,875 acres comprising Waimea Valley....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
Retirement: HPD Chief Kealoha Finally Forced Out
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 5001 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Kealoha was not at today’s closed-door meeting....

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