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Saturday, January 28, 2017
VIDEO: OHA Board Protesters Throw Salt, Call for FBI Investigation
By Video @ 1:54 AM :: 4399 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 :: 3080 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 :: 2949 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 :: 2882 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 :: 3756 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 :: 2909 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 :: 5730 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 :: 6976 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 :: 3815 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 :: 4805 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 :: 4411 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 :: 4323 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 :: 4420 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 :: 2595 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 :: 4583 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 :: 3357 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 :: 4200 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 :: 5248 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 :: 3315 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 :: 9508 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 :: 5079 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

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

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Friday, January 06, 2017
Applicants Wanted for State Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 3054 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Hawai`i State Ethics Commission. The council is also seeking nominees to fill vacancies on the Campaign Spending Commission....

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Akina: Ethics Commission Upholds Participation in Suit Against Fake Indian Tribe
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 4504 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

“Today was a productive day. The will of the voters who elected me was upheld,” Trustee Akina said....

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Busted in DHHL Scam, Company Teams up with Aloha United Way
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 6766 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Homelessness

...Free Obamafones --but only for the homeless who actively refuse shelter....

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Video: OHA Trustees Vote to Buy Out Crabbe--$450K Golden Parachute
By Video @ 4:33 AM :: 6018 Views :: Ethics, OHA

During the debate, Crabbe cronies--now in the minority on the Board--revealed that they had gifted Crabbe with a $450K golden parachute just before the Nov 8 elections changed the Board majority....

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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Ethics, HSTA Announce Agreement on School Trips
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 3372 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...teachers may continue to plan trips and serve as chaperones with private tour companies....

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Friday, December 30, 2016
More Turmoil at OHA -- CFO Resigns
By Andrew Walden @ 9:17 PM :: 4616 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Hawley Iona, Chief Financial Officer of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs resigned this week....

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Thursday, December 29, 2016
OHA’s Secret Mauna Kea Meetings
By Video @ 1:19 AM :: 4493 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

Wait Until You Hear What This Ad Hoc Committee Can Do In Secret....

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Downtown Café Serves Crooked Politicians -- but not Trump Voters
By Andrew Walden @ 1:32 AM :: 5321 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Politicians, Small Business

... they let Nestor Garcia eat there ....

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Tax Credits: Cronies and Phonies Rake in Millions
By Andrew Walden @ 3:52 PM :: 3777 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

The Act 221 High-Tech Tax Credit Scam, abolished in 2010, still cost Hawaii $38.4M four years later....

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Monday, December 26, 2016
Hawaii Sue and Settle vs. Ashley Madison
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 2911 Views :: Ethics

...33,362 consumers signed up for AshleyMadison in Hawaii....

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Thursday, December 22, 2016
HCF Announces 2016 FLEX Grant Awardees
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 3108 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

$4.8 million of unrestricted funds to 216 Hawai‘i-based nonprofit organizations that can be used at their discretion....

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
OHA: Crabbe Contract Secretly Extended 3 Years
By Video @ 7:14 PM :: 4949 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

...all the Fed Wreckers show up to testify against audit....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
Anti-Hawaiian? Akina Debunks Critics
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:10 PM :: 4645 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

On Thursday, the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs held its second meeting since its reorganization....

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Full Text: Police Chief Sued for Racketeering
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 AM :: 4384 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

Stealing money, forging documents, conducting improper surveillance and lying to investigators....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Ethics: Three Prison Guards Conspire to Take $10,000 from Inmate
By News Release @ 10:15 PM :: 3624 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...appointing ACO A as Inmate’s attorney for the purpose of making a one-time withdrawal of $10,000 from Inmate’s bank account with the intent that the money be divided and distributed between the three ACOs....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Ethics Fine: WCC Professor turns Clay into Gold
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 2546 Views :: Ethics

...and HHSC CFO helps wife get a job...and a DOA engineer gets fined $1000....

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Friday, December 09, 2016
Call for Council to Investigate Caldwell’s Zoo Coverup
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 3156 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...convene a hearing into Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Managing Director Roy Amemiya withholding information from the public....

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Apathy on Borrowed Time -- The Condo Owner’s Soul Search
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 PM :: 3060 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

A bill calling for the creation of an Office of the Condominium Ombudsman and seven-member commission is currently being drafted in a Hawaii legislative office....

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Council Reorganization Violates Sunshine Law?
By News Release @ 2:23 PM :: 2896 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

"...it is no surprise that Mr. Menor still believes himself to be above the law...."

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
FCC Order: Sandwich Isles $76M Fines, Repayments
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 3820 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...Dan Inouye died nearly 4 years ago....

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Revealed: How Lindsey Beat Trask
By Video @ 11:08 PM :: 3641 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Who Put $$$ In Lindseyʻs Pocket & Why They Now Have “Uncle Bob” In Theirs....

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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Documents Reveal Waihee Hustles Indians for $2M
By Andrew Walden @ 1:40 AM :: 7047 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

Many of $2.168M in expenses are nebulous, making it easy for the usual suspects to score padded communications and media contracts....

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Saturday, November 26, 2016
RFP Posted for Honolulu Ethics Commission Audit
By Natalie Iwasa @ 4:22 AM :: 2814 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

Two inspectors and prior commissioners who recently left the commission are not listed as interviewees....

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Sunday, November 13, 2016
Money Laundering: Ige, Tsutsui, Abercrombie Raked in $38K from Law Firm
By Selected News Articles @ 6:33 PM :: 5299 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

Thornton Lawyers gave to $13,000 to David Ige, $4,000 to Shan Tsutsui, and $21,000 Neil Abercrombie -- Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren are returning contributions from Boston law firm--will local pols follow suit?

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Sunday, November 13, 2016
Ethics Complaint: OHA Insiders Take Kickbacks from Kakaako Makai Projects
By Andrew Walden @ 1:26 AM :: 9601 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

...Trustees and Executive staffers manipulated the Kakaako RFP process to ensure that the Kuhikuhi Puuone (WCIT, DTL, and EKF) would receive the award....

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
DLNR Bails out Insolvent Bishop Museum--Kalauao Valley Land Deal
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 3958 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Land Use

Really Obvious Question: How much did DLNR pay for this 635 acre parcel?  --- DLNR isn't telling ....

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Prosecutor Wins Reelection, Gains Budget Autonomy
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 3640 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Is he posting a campaign victory speech on the County Prosecutor’s website?....

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Monday, November 07, 2016
Finally, Real Condo Law Enforcement?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:19 PM :: 5333 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

The proposed Hawaii bill for the 2017 legislative session would institute our own governor-appointed commission and ombudsman’s office and provide for....

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Sunday, November 06, 2016
HD44 Cedric Gates’ Hidden Developer Contributions
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 2722 Views :: Ethics

...Cedric Gates' stunning failure to disclose $1,500.00 in campaign contributions from developers of a $300 million Makaha Valley resort....

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