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Sunday, January 07, 2018
Chin to Campaign on the Job for 9 More Weeks
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 1464 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

..will appoint committee of cronies to choose the most advantageous legal positions....

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Friday, January 05, 2018
Tulsi Gabbard Hires Russian Agent to Keep Hawaii Media in Check
By Andrew Walden @ 6:55 PM :: 5646 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Politicians

...Gabbard’s consultant, Chris Cooper, is allegedly one of seven identified as being at the center of illegal Russian lobbying efforts reaching into the Trump campaign and Congress....

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Saturday, December 30, 2017
Akana: Crabbe Worked on Book on OHA Time for 5 Years
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 2278 Views :: Ethics, OHA spending five years of staff time on it to publish a book more important than the life of our people or their homeless plight? ...the public could easily see it as self-serving and done on the backs of our beneficiaries....

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Thursday, December 28, 2017
Kelii Akina: One Year at OHA a Report Card
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:58 PM :: 1128 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...I committed myself to doing three things for the sake of the Hawaiian people:  First, ensure a full and independent audit of OHA.  Secondly, guide OHA towards financial sustainability as well as growth.  Third, watch to make sure OHA funds are not misspent but rather used to meet the real needs of Hawaiian people....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Pasha shipbuilder hit with $422 million fine in bribery case
By Michael Hansen @ 6:18 PM :: 1547 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

...over $50 million in bribes....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Bloomberg: Jones Act political contributions and lobbying
By Michael Hansen @ 6:36 PM :: 1081 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act, Labor

...Still playing with U.S. ports....

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Sunday, December 17, 2017
Defense Department to Investigate Chinese Aid to Micronesia
By Selected News Articles @ 2:09 PM :: 3745 Views :: National News, Ethics, Military

...islanders to trade in “U.S. government handouts, which are scheduled to end in 2023, for the wide-open promise of Chinese-style capitalism....”

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Child Molester: KSBE Apology letter implies abuse since 1962
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 1161 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...unforgivable acts of physical and emotional abuse committed against Kamehameha School students at the hands of Dr. Robert Browne, a St. Francis consulting psychiatrist between the years of 1962 through 1984....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Ethics: Top HTA Execs Busted Taking Travel Upgrades
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 1375 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

...Top HTA Exec solicited thousands of dollars in travel perks from Hawaiian, JAL, Starwood, China Air, and others.... 

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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Tech: 'Clinically Psychotic' HGEA Signs Suicide Pact
By Andrew Walden @ 8:27 PM :: 2180 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor, Politicians

...The seeming political power play is actually a sign of Perreira’s weakness.... 

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Friday, December 08, 2017
After Losing Judge, KSBE Tries Apologizing for Letting Child Molester Run Rampant
By News Release @ 2:12 PM :: 2956 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...two days after they lost their bought n paid for judge....

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
OHA Audit: Three Questions
By Video @ 9:11 PM :: 1053 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The Hawai'i Auditorʻs Performance Audit Of OHA Is About To Be Publicly Released....

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Kamehameha School Child Molester Case – Hidden Payoff to Judge Exposed
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 AM :: 8542 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Judge Crandall's husband, David Schulmeister, and his law firm, Cades Schutte, represented the Kamehameha Schools, billing as much as $1 million a year....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
Ethics Fine: Guard Must Return Cash after $10K Inmate Payoff
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 1400 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement

...In or around November 2009, Respondent Kanazawa-Yee and two other ACOs, ACO A and ACO B, planned to obtain money from Inmate....

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Sunday, December 03, 2017
The Tax Administration Slush Fund
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 1009 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

...the Tax Administration Special Fund is becoming an all-purpose slush fund for which corrective action is needed....

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Sunday, December 03, 2017
The Truth About OHA Audits
By Selected News Articles @ 2:45 AM :: 1488 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...this audit will, according to the SOQ, "provide recommendations on organizational, structural and procedural improvement[s] to strengthen the BOT's fiduciary oversight of the OHA and its LLCs."...

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Saturday, December 02, 2017
Child Molester: Petition Demands Kamehameha Schools Take Responsibility
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 1133 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...justice, reparation and healing for those individuals who were violated decades ago....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
ConCon: OHA Admin Pushing to Abolish OHA Board of Trustees?
By Video @ 4:17 PM :: 1434 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, OHA

...Mana ka Lahui--what's their hidden agenda?....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
OHA Strategic Plan? Results Not Updated since 2013
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 1011 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, OHA

...the State of Hawaii Dashboard and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Dashboard are only current up to 2013 for most of the categories presented....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
Hawaii House Rules Prohibit Staff from Revealing "Illegal or Improper Conduct"
By Andrew Walden @ 10:40 PM :: 2691 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Politicians

... How do Hawaii legislators get away with sexual harassment? ....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
How Hawaii Civil Rights Commission Covers Up Sex Harassment Reports
By Andrew Walden @ 9:41 PM :: 2226 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

...Hawaii taxpayers may have been soaked as much as $200K in settlements which keep sex harassment quiet....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
After Auditor's Report, Department of Public Safety Agrees to Close Revolving Fund
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 11:59 PM :: 931 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...OUR REVIEW OF SIX SPECIAL FUNDS, three revolving funds, four trust funds, and five trust accounts of the Department of Public Safety....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
New Claims by State in Airport Hangar Lawsuit
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 979 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...The evidence suggests that dck worldwide directed how dck pacific handled payments to subcontractors....

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
To Help Campaign Contributors, Hanabusa Blocks Missile Defense for Hawaii for 6 Years
By Selected News Articles @ 4:39 PM :: 1719 Views :: Ethics, Military

...The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act reflects language inserted in the bill by U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa that blocks the immediate deplyment of Ageis Ashore on Kauai....

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Monday, November 20, 2017
Insider Trading: State Employee Writes RFP, then Works for Bidders
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 961 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...the former state employee could improperly benefit by trading on his or her “insider knowledge” to secure future employment or business opportunities....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Honolulu Ethics Commission to Discuss Strategic Plan
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 844 Views :: Ethics

...Exposure Draft — November 15, 2017 Ethics Commission meeting....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
State Ethics Commission 2018 Legislative Agenda
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 1026 Views :: Ethics

...Proposed Legislation for 2018 Legislative Session....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
$1.8B Special Fund Audit: DHRD Refuses to Report to Legislature
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:42 AM :: 1237 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

..."We disagree with DHRD. The statutory requirements that DHRD report to the Legislature are unambiguous and do not exempt these trust funds." -- Auditor....

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Sunday, November 12, 2017
Island Air: Did the Airports Division bamboozle Fitch Ratings?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:42 AM :: 2745 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Tourism

“The Airports Division expects near-term traffic results will be better than projected due to Island Air expanding interisland traffic...." -- Fitch Ratings, October 26, 2017

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Friday, November 10, 2017
Civil Beat: Banks and Developers ‘help to fund a lot of stories’
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 PM :: 1848 Views :: Ethics, Development, First Amendment

...“We got a few hundred subscribers, but nothing really earth shattering,” Epler says...Civil Beat has an annual budget of roughly $3 million and a staff of about 22 to 24 people....

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Sunday, November 05, 2017
New Yorker Expose--Tulsi Gabbard's Krishna Cult
By Selected News Articles @ 8:20 PM :: 4865 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...“She’s got a servant attitude, a servant’s heart,” Butler says....

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Sunday, November 05, 2017
Akina--Let's Work Together for Hawaiian Charter Schools
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:20 AM :: 1318 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

Clearly, OHA owes our beneficiaries a sincere apology and a commitment to change our practices internally....

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Friday, November 03, 2017
The Importance of Accurate Testimony
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:04 PM :: 1064 Views :: Ethics, Rail

“The FTA will allow nothing less.” -- Kirk Caldwell

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Friday, November 03, 2017
Maui Rep Kaniela Ing Forms Urban Honolulu Congressional Campaign Committee
By Andrew Walden @ 10:35 PM :: 2854 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

...Unsurprisingly, it appears Ing is already violating the law.... 

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Friday, November 03, 2017
Donna Brazile: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC
By Selected News Articles @ 3:51 AM :: 1324 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics

... Tulsi Gabbard 'not surprised' by Donna Brazile's DNC bombshell, but 'surprised' it went public ....

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Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Former Charter School Principal Charged with Theft
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 1040 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Allbrett, 64, is the former principal of the Halau Lokahi public charter school, a Native Hawaiian-focused charter school whose recurring financial difficulties led to the revocation of its charter....

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Sunday, October 29, 2017
Should Surfrider be Licensed to Pass Out Property Tax Exemptions?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1634 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Small Business, Tax Credits

...Recently, the Honolulu City Council approved on first reading Bill 80 (2017), which would award a real property tax exemption to “ocean-friendly restaurants.”...

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Thursday, October 26, 2017
IRS Admits Harassment of Maui TEA Party Group, Apologizes
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 1515 Views :: Ethics, Taxes, TEA Party

...In Proposed Settlement, IRS Admits Wrongdoing, Apologizes for Targeting Tea Party and Conservative Groups....

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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Over $685K Stolen from Two Marshall Islands Trust Funds
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 1578 Views :: National News, Ethics

"...State Street is in the process of reimbursing all funds fraudulently transferred out of a separate account which is managed and administered solely by the RMI Government...."

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Unanimous Police Commission Names Maj. Susan Ballard HPD Chief
By Selected News Articles @ 8:04 PM :: 1615 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...“I was not involved in (Kealoha's) administration whatsoever. I was very marginalized, because I was very vocal,” she said....

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
What Can You Learn from CNHA Failure?
By Video @ 6:58 PM :: 1479 Views :: Akaka Bill, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...What Are The Lessons From The Council For Native Hawaiian Advancement's Failure To Get Charter School Money From OHA?....

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Feds: Kealoha Stole $167K from Orphans
By Andrew Walden @ 11:07 PM :: 2801 Views :: Ethics, Police

...In or about 2004, while employed as a private attorney, K. KEALOHA was appointed by the Hawaii state court as trustee and guardian for two minor children....

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Caldwell Flees State as Ex-Chief is Arrested
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 2158 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Police

...Caldwell left O‘ahu the evening of Oct 18 for a 'personal vacation', and is scheduled to return on Tuesday, October 31...

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Friday, October 20, 2017
UPDATE: OHA Trustees Reject CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:59 AM :: 2249 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...the Resource Management Committee opted to instead give the grant funds directly to the charter schools, instead of to the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement....

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Letter to House Speaker: Legislator Assaults Oahu Democrat Official After Complaint over Misappropriation of Funds
By Andrew Walden @ 4:53 PM :: 2362 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics

"...The four men who restrained Rep. Quinlan are Rep. Daniel Holt. Rep. Tom Brower, Ali Sek and Benjamin Gates...."

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Who's Squandering Your Money at OHA?
By Video @ 6:09 PM :: 1570 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

...Hawaiian Beneficiary Funds Continue To Fly Out The Door At OHA....

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Sunday, October 15, 2017
Crooks and Cronies: Who’s Getting Paid from the FY 2016-17 OHA Check Register
By Andrew Walden @ 8:40 PM :: 3298 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Hawai’i Free Press has obtained a copy of the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Office of Hawaiian Affairs check register in response to an open records request....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Hawaii AG Obstructs Requests on How Much Taxpayer Funds Are Being Spent Fighting Trump’s Travel Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 1:57 PM :: 2008 Views :: National News, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...the Hawaii AG office denied the public interest fee waiver request and charged $28,396.30 to complete the document search....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
​State of Hawaii Auditing OHA
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:49 AM :: 1420 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...the state Auditor has already informed OHA of its preliminary findings....

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Sunday, October 08, 2017
Campaign Contributions, Financial Disclosure Tie Rep Beth Fukumoto to Alleged Ponzi Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 10:27 PM :: 4078 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Republican Party

...Fukumoto’s Long-Form Financial Disclosures include many details....

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