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Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Caldwell Campaign "Volunteer" Paid With Your Tax Money
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:21 PM :: 6813 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

..."earns" tens of thousands of dollars in City public relations contracts....

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Monday, October 03, 2016
Hawaii Insurance Commissioner one of only Two With Secret Financial ‘Disclosures’
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 2312 Views :: Ethics

... Review your state regulator's financial ties?  -- Not in Hawaii ....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
As Rail Collapses, Caldwell Laughs All The Way to the Bank
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:39 PM :: 3618 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Caldwell has been using his position as Mayor to enrich himself -- making $200,000-$299,999 a year as mayor "working" just 1-2 hours a months and collecting $900,000 - $999,999 in bank stock for his "service"....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Why It’s So Hard to Stop Bad Cops From Getting New Police Jobs
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 PM :: 3485 Views :: Ethics, Police

Hawaii has no legal authority to revoke the licenses of cops who have been dismissed for misconduct....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
City Negligent - Again - On Hanauma Bay
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:14 AM :: 3948 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics

...the City failing to follow through on the audit recommendations and court orders....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Do you have suggestions for State Ethics Commission?
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 2184 Views :: Ethics

...October 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. -- public meeting on ethics in state government....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
OIP Posts New Rules on Police Misconduct Records
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 3414 Views :: Ethics, Police

...the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) was “palpably erroneous” in its 1997 interpretation....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Message to OHA: Clean up your act, not your image
By Video @ 7:35 PM :: 2970 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Their Reaction Was To Blow Even More Hawaiian Beneficiary Money....

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Efforts to Expand GEMS Loan Programs Shot Down by Consumer Advocate, PUC
By Selected News Articles @ 6:09 PM :: 3653 Views :: Energy, Ethics

...the Hawai`i Green Infrastructure Authority (HGIA), which manages GEMS, attempted in July to expand the pool of potential beneficiaries with a proposal to fund energy-saving initiatives of large corporations, with a minimum loan amount of $1 million....

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Are these OHA Check Expenditures for Real?
By Video @ 4:33 AM :: 3411 Views :: Ethics, OHA
...Wait Until You See Who OHA Cuts Checks To & How Much....
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Sunday, September 11, 2016
Ethics? UH Dean Endorses American Samoa Congressional Candidate on UH Letterhead
By Andrew Walden @ 11:01 PM :: 5474 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Higher Education, Politicians
“Hawaii Revised Statutes section 84-13, the 'Fair Treatment' section of the State Ethics Code, prohibits the use of state resources for political campaign purposes.”
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Sunday, September 11, 2016
Caldwell's Plan: Make Military Families Pay for Rail
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3506 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

It seems that 15%-20% of our surcharge is being paid by “tourists” in the strict sense, but when you include military families and the federal government you do come up with a percentage closer to a third....

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Ethics: Sen Maile Shimabukuro Busted for Overnight Party with Lobbyists
By News Release @ 4:41 AM :: 3111 Views :: Ethics

The Commission issued the Charge after its investigation of Respondent Shimabukuro for allegedly accepting improper gifts from Alston Hunt Floyd and Ing....

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Monday, September 05, 2016
Walter Ritte Teams up with Rich European Activists to save Hawaii’s Endangered Mosquitoes
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 4328 Views :: Environment, Ethics, GMOs

Zika is a highly-effective population control device ....

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Fraud: Maui Glass Recycler Gets Year in Prison
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 3921 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Taxes

...Liu submitted false invoices to be paid from the state after being awarded a state contract to start a certified redemption center....

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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Judge Upholds Gorak for PUC
By News Release @ 12:18 AM :: 3288 Views :: Energy, Ethics

Judge Edwin C. Nacino ruled today that Governor Ige’s appointment of Tom Gorak to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) was valid....

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Special Election: CD2 Republican Nominee Files to Run as Democrat in CD1
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 PM :: 7646 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Office of Elections, Politicians, Republican Party

...UPDATE: Dems Will Seek Removal of Kaaihue from Ballot....

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Rep. Kaniela Ing Pleads "Not Guilty"
By Selected News Articles @ 12:36 PM :: 6432 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police, Politicians

Maui State House Rep. Mark "Kaniela" Ing (D) was arraigned today ....

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Thursday, August 25, 2016
SEC Orders Hawaii to Cease and Desist—State Bond Offerings ‘False and Misleading’
By Andrew Walden @ 9:59 PM :: 3593 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...sold municipal bonds using offering documents that contained materially false statements....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
What OHA Hid from You for 40 Years
By Video @ 8:54 PM :: 5247 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Has Been Keeping This A Secret For The Longest Time....

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Sunday, August 21, 2016
GEMS as a Target for Raiding?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4397 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Taxes

...it is very tempting when lawmakers find a large cache of unused money....

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Sunday, August 21, 2016
Nut vs Nut in CD2 Republican Primary -- Hawaii GOP Chair Denounces Winner
By Andrew Walden @ 3:43 AM :: 4619 Views :: Ethics, Republican Party

... Republican congressional candidate Angela Aulani Kaaihue has issued a news release rejecting “this local dumb mentality” and offering to withdraw from her race if Gov. David Ige and “his Japanese constituents” will settle a lawsuit over land her family owns in Waimalu ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
OHA Funds Voter Sentiment Survey to Help Incumbents
By Andrew Walden @ 7:52 PM :: 4455 Views :: Ethics, OHA

No other department of the State of Hawaii engages in this type of open electioneering....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
OHA Incumbents: Is 20 Years too Long?
By Video @ 4:50 PM :: 2626 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...How You Can Help Put A Stop To This....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Puana Attorney to Police Commission: Too little, too late
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 5178 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...not a single member of the Commission appointed by the mayor, other than Ms. Sheehan, has any legal or law enforcement background....

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Honolulu Auditor Releases Annual Report
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 3061 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...and identifies three upcoming audits....

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Thursday, August 04, 2016
Why it’s so expensive to cool Hawaii’s schools
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:01 AM :: 4057 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Ethics

...dividing the project into an AC portion and an energy portion would greatly reduce the per-classroom cost....

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Truth and Transparency Lacking at OHA
By Video @ 7:51 PM :: 3710 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA
What Are The Two Most Important Things To Look For In OHA Candidates?
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Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Honolulu Ethics Commission Appoints New Director
By News Release @ 6:49 PM :: 2537 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Ms. Yamane previously served as the Acting State Auditor....

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Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Caldwell Hammered on Bank Job, Lack of Ethics
By News Release @ 7:59 PM :: 3662 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Caldwell collects not only a $164,928 annual pay check from taxpayers but continues to 'work' a second job at a bank collecting an additional $200,000 per year....

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Friday, July 29, 2016
Rep Kaniela Ing Caught Lying About Arrest--Claims 'Conspiracy'
By News Release @ 10:30 AM :: 12910 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Politicians

...Ing claims a long-running conspiracy is out to get him....

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party Now Showing in Hawaii
By Video @ 4:12 PM :: 4327 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics

Now showing on Oahu, Maui, and Big Island....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Hot Schools: DoE Prepares for Illness and Exhaustion
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 4222 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Environment, Ethics

... Schools could have been cooled already but DoE insiders had to reward crony contractors so the keiki will just have to suffer until next year ....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Secrets: 24 Candidates Fail to File Financial Disclosure
By News Release @ 10:47 PM :: 2640 Views :: Ethics

The statutory deadline for candidates to file their financial disclosure statements with the Hawaii State Ethics Commission was Friday, July 22, 2016....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Lawsuit: Compel Department of Health to post long term care home inspection reports
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 PM :: 2786 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

You would think that posting care home inspections online would have been easy....

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Monday, July 25, 2016
Bishop Museum: ‘Fears that some pieces might have disappeared’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 AM :: 5729 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History

...researchers claim that much of the collection is inaccessible....

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Recreation Department Audit: No Way to Know How Much They Stole
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 4098 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

...there were multiple days where no deposit or revenue was recorded....

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Feds Nail $2M Tribal Scam–Thousands Got Free Hawaiian Homelands Cellphones
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 4689 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...the company improperly enrolled several thousand Hawaii customers as eligible for enhanced Tribal support reimbursements....

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
IUOE ‘Hawaiian Stabilization Fund’ All But Clear of Lawsuit
By Selected News Articles @ 4:47 PM :: 3437 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Rail

...leaders of the International Union of Operating Engineers who were accused of squandering pension funds....

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Keli’i Akina and Mililani Trask Team-up to Reform OHA
By Video @ 2:02 PM :: 4905 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Trask: Current spending will bankrupt the OHA Trust fund in 9 years....

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Monday, July 18, 2016
Mina Morita Lawsuit Challenges Gorak Appointment
By News Release @ 12:30 AM :: 2961 Views :: Energy, Ethics

Morita is petitioning the court to order Gorak to state the authority under which Gorak claims to be a PUC commissioner....

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
No Tax Hike? Then Wait 20 Years for Your Roads!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2697 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

...the Code doesn’t require an earmarked tax before an agency can commit....

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
DLNR Officer: ‘Sucker Punched’ by Firing of Friel
By News Release @ 9:16 PM :: 4514 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

"I am now convinced DOCARE is cursed and doomed to remain a pathetic substandard agency...."

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Ex-Rep Richard Fale Pleads No Contest, Fined $1000
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 3542 Views :: Ethics, Politicians, Republican Party

...Sum Total of Results: Rep Gil Riviere Switches to Democratic Party....

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Full Text: Contractor Offered Cool Schools at $5990 per Classroom—Was Ignored by DoE
By Andrew Walden @ 4:50 PM :: 8345 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

Andrew Santos, President of Admor HVAC, presented the State Department of Education an April 20 offer to Cool Schools at $5990 per classroom....

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Sunday, July 10, 2016
Organic Food Tax Credit wins ‘Rusty Scalpel’ Award
By News Release @ 11:09 AM :: 4238 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Tax Credits

"...The content of the CD1 stunned us; it was passed without a single public hearing.  There clearly was no justification....”

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Sunday, July 10, 2016
Shady Deals? Honolulu Grants in Aid
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4513 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...it looks bad for individual council members to secure money for such organizations....

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Saturday, July 09, 2016
Cool Schools: How Government Contracting Makes a $2,500 job cost $138,000
By Andrew Walden @ 12:51 AM :: 4691 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...the high bids will be used to make lower—but still exorbitant--second round bids look good by comparison....

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Friday, July 08, 2016
Doubled: More contractors qualify for Slice of ‘Cool Schools’ bonanza
By News Release @ 6:41 PM :: 2450 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

Since March, the number of prequalified contractors has increased from 18 to 36 as HIDOE prepares to put projects back out to bid....

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Friday, July 08, 2016
Judge Finds No Evidence to Support So-Called ‘Whistleblower’ Lawsuit Against Maui County
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 3674 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

An investigation showed that he had physically threatened his fellow employees, been insubordinate, attempted to use his position as a Liquor Control Officer to obtain special treatment from a licensed liquor establishment....

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