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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Ige Appoints Campaign Manager Circuit Court Judge
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 3774 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 :: 3889 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 :: 2622 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 :: 3779 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 :: 4939 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 :: 3539 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 :: 4335 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 :: 5620 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 :: 4835 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 :: 3940 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 :: 2380 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 :: 3318 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 :: 4053 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 :: 3740 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 :: 3618 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 :: 5644 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 :: 3433 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 :: 4622 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 :: 5885 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 :: 5209 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 :: 3527 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 :: 4207 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 :: 6044 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 :: 3532 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 :: 4040 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 :: 2515 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 :: 3718 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 :: 4759 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 :: 3388 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 :: 3183 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 :: 3070 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 :: 4086 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 :: 3191 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 :: 6158 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 :: 7375 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 :: 4234 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 :: 5144 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 :: 4749 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 :: 4669 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 :: 4823 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 :: 2880 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 :: 5049 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 :: 3600 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 :: 4422 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 :: 5624 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 :: 3564 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 :: 9924 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 :: 5418 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 :: 3253 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 :: 4941 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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