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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Candidates Hirono, Case, Gabbard Refused to Release their Tax Returns
By Andrew Walden @ 10:19 PM :: 2111 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...A spokeswoman for Hirono implied that financial disclosures that the congresswoman is already required to submit are sufficient....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Is lack of funding the real problem in the Department of Education?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:54 PM :: 1807 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Taxes

...UIPA Request: DoE Refusing to Release Check Register....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Ethics: DOBOR Kauai Employee Quickly Begins Taking Stuff
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 1874 Views :: Ethics

...requiring Respondent Kelekoma to pay an administrative penalty of $4,500 to the State of Hawaii, and referring this matter to DLNR for further action as appropriate....

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Monday, April 15, 2019
Senate: OHA Must Complete Audit of LLCs
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 1902 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...in response to concerns that there was no systematic review of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' procurement processes, limited liability companies, or loans....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Unlucky and Unclean: How Not to Steal House 13
By Andrew Walden @ 10:23 PM :: 2932 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics, Agriculture

...With legal representation from Neil Abercrombie’s former Attorney General David Louie, former penny stock tout Jeffrey Dunster tried to use a bag full of receipts to claim ownership of a house known as ‘13’.  It didn't work....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Ethics: How Interest Group Can Plant its own People on State Payroll to Solicit Money
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1559 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail

...and its all legal....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Special Election: Waters Beats Ozawa by 1,004 Votes 
By Andrew Walden @ 2:16 AM :: 2279 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...Even as the Honolulu Rail project collapses around Mayor Caldwell’s ears, the election result gives a pro-Caldwell faction the majority on the council.  This contradiction is due to the failure of anti-rail politicians to separate themselves from criminals....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
ILWU Executive Charged with Embezzlement
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 1724 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...As the Secretary-Treasurer of the Longshore Division, Brown was responsible for the union’s financial matters....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
OHA's $139 Million Dollar Question
By Video @ 11:01 PM :: 2064 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...If Someone Offered You $139 Million Dollars To Reveal Your Darkest Secrets, Would You Do It?....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
OHA Trustees Vote 8-1 to Extend Audit
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:14 PM :: 1869 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Trustee Akina Votes No to Further Delay of OHA Independent Audit -- OHA Board Pushes Audit Completion to December ....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Health Department Audit: Material Weaknesses and Significant Deficiencies
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:40 AM :: 1517 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Financial and Compliance Audit of the Department of Health....

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Sunday, April 07, 2019
Secret Timeline Shows OHA Lying to Legislature While Stonewalling LLC Audit
By Andrew Walden @ 3:12 PM :: 2688 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...Earlier this year, we told the State Auditor (and essentially, the Legislature) that this audit was one of the proactive steps OHA was taking to address the state audit findings.” -- Trustee Hulu Lindsey Nov 30, 2018

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Saturday, April 06, 2019
New Petition Launched to Impeach Kaneshiro
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 1813 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Due to difficulty verifying validity of petition signatures on a previous Change.org impeachment petition, Impeach Kaneshiro organizers have launched a new on-line petition designed to collect verifiable signatures of Honolulu registered voters....

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Friday, April 05, 2019
#AuditTheRail finally on track!
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:34 PM :: 1175 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...The Honolulu rail is now famous, but for all the wrong reasons. The question is: “What we are going to do about it?....

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Friday, April 05, 2019
OHA Trustees Approve New Governance Framework
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 1144 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The group was led by OHA Vice Chair Lee and included Chair Machado and Trustees Robert Lindsey and John Waiheʻe IV, as well as OHA Chief Executive Officer/Ka Pouhana Kamanaʻopono Crabbe, OHA Chief Operating Officer/Ka Pou Nui Sylvia Hussey, and trustee and administration staff....

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Friday, April 05, 2019
Kiss of Death: OHA Endorses Amended Water Bill Just Before Senate Committee Kills It
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 1756 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Agriculture

...Killing this bill sends $62M from A&B to Mahi Pono which has its staff larded up with anti-GMO activists....

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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
ACLU: Kealoha Lawyers Threaten Free Speech
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 1962 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Higher Education, Law Enforcement

"...The Kealoha case is arguably the single largest corruption case in the history of our state...."

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
Auditor: Many Deficiencies in State Federal Funding Compliance
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:04 PM :: 1194 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...four material weaknesses and ten significant deficiencies in internal control over compliance with major federal programs....

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Friday, March 29, 2019
Court: OHA LLCs Subject to UIPA
By Andrew Walden @ 11:29 PM :: 1874 Views :: Ethics, OHA

“…the court finds as a matter of law that OHA owns, and has authority and control over the operation and management of the LLC’s operations….”

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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Auditor Rips Rail Oversight: DAGS 'Busy Work Gives False Sense of Assurance'
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 6:35 PM :: 2133 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...We found that DAGS fundamentally misunderstands its responsibilities under Act 1, performing unnecessary busy work that not only wastes time and money but also increases the risk of improper payment....

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Ala Wai? Corps of Engineers has Long History of Corruption and Cost Overruns
By Selected News Articles @ 9:08 PM :: 2058 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics, Development, Military

...Reminiscent of rail, projected Ala Wai costs have already leapt from $200M to $470M.... 

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Anti-Vaxxer Charter School May Lose Charter over Financial Irregularities
By News Release @ 3:23 PM :: 1545 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics

...Kona Pacific Public Charter School, 222 students, 37.4 percent not vaccinated....

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Monday, March 25, 2019
Pearl Harbor Profligacy
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 1526 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...government officials are blaming others and dodging responsibility....

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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Post Those Tax Returns, Darn It!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1090 Views :: Ethics

...if we think it’s such a great idea, why don’t we apply it to state executives, judges, or legislators?....

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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Ethics: Board Member May Not Negotiate Spouse's Union Contract
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 1445 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...The board member has a strong background in collective bargaining and believes that one of the reasons he was appointed to the board was to assist it in collective bargaining matters....

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Saturday, March 23, 2019
Hawaii GOP Speaker Cleared of Hatch Act Violation
By Selected News Articles @ 4:08 PM :: 1281 Views :: Ethics, Republican Party

"...Because you provided the Party with advance notice that the restrictions on the use of your official title and during the speech you asserted that you were speaking in your personal capacity, we believe that the Party acted without your permission...."

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Friday, March 22, 2019
WSJ: How a Train Through Paradise Turned Into a $9 Billion Debacle
By Selected News Articles @ 9:53 PM :: 2331 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...The project has tallied one of America’s biggest transit cost overruns; a grand jury is investigating....

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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Hawaii Supreme Court Rejects Rail Surcharge Lawsuit
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:11 PM :: 1581 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

"...Despite the rejection of the Supreme Court of Hawaii, our efforts were key in the legislature’s decision to drop the skim from 10% to 1% during the 2017 Special Session—this was a win for all taxpayers in this State...."

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
OHA Kakaako Makai Plans Begin With Sewage Plant
By Selected News Articles @ 9:04 PM :: 1266 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

"...I was quite idealistic in thinking that with the $2.9M Master plan Rob Iopa’s WCIT created, we were going to be issuing RFPs to implement them...."

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
HART Plan to Control Expenses-Pay Robbins Crony $85K per Month
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 PM :: 1617 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Paul Giannelia left his last rail transit job after only seven months because of "difficulties acclimating to the municipal workplace"....

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Sunday, March 17, 2019
Blank the Amount, Defect the Date
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1563 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Higher Education, Taxes

"SB 1474 Senate Draft 2 that proposes an increase in the GET now specifies '__ per cent or $ _____'"

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Friday, March 15, 2019
Comments Suggesting Legislators Smoked Weed Stricken from House Journal
By Rep Gene Ward @ 1:19 AM :: 1158 Views :: Ethics, Politicians, Drugs

...“What's most ironic is my comments were censored by Majority Leader Belatti, who happens to be a strong advocate to legalize marijuana." -- Rep Gene Ward....

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Thursday, March 14, 2019
Massive Pay Hike for Hawaii Legislators?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:17 AM :: 2577 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...Hawaii taxpayers are already burdened by the nation’s most highly paid part time legislators and its about to get worse....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Auditor: Every Special Fund Proposed by Legislators Fails to Meet Criteria
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 8:03 PM :: 1196 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...We reviewed 98 House and Senate bills proposing 80 special and revolving funds during the 2019 legislative session of which none met criteria....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:34 PM :: 1720 Views :: Ethics, Family, Health Care

... Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times ....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Rep Quinlan to Constituent: "Get the F*** Out!"
By Andrew Walden @ 6:44 PM :: 7097 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, First Amendment, Second Amendment

...an incident that happened at the Capitol on Thursday, February 21, during a HiFiCo Activism at the Legislature event....

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Friday, March 08, 2019
FSM Election 2019 Certified Results
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 2013 Views :: National News, Ethics

...On March 5th, 2019 the citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) voted for their elected representatives in the Congress of the FSM....

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Thursday, March 07, 2019
Prosecutor Kaneshiro Take Leave of Absence on Deadline to Respond to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 1761 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...Kaneshiro's decision to take a "leave of absence" does not stop the Supreme Court proceedings regarding his law license....

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Thursday, March 07, 2019
Lyon Bribery: Election Results--FSM President Loses Seat
By Andrew Walden @ 3:49 PM :: 3484 Views :: Ethics, World News

...results of Tuesday’s elections, Panuelo received 6,773 votes against Christian’s 6,716....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
House Passes Election Changes, Ethics, Campaign Spending Reforms
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 1120 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

...Representatives say bills also address money in politics, fight public corruption....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Kanuikapono School: Will Teachers be Fired to Cover Up FBI Investigation?
By Video @ 8:03 PM :: 2432 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Ethics, Labor, OHA

...Kanuikapono Charter School Leadership Itself Is Now Being Watched....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
What do the FBI, OHA, and Kauai Have in Common?
By Video @ 10:48 PM :: 3013 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...Illegal Activities? Criminal Coverups? Unsavory Characters?....

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Hawaii Senators' Favorite Mafia Hitman Loses Home to Foreclosure
By Andrew Walden @ 8:42 PM :: 4549 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness, Politicians

...Yoon took out two mortgages for a total of $739,660 written on the same day, exactly 13 days after the HFFF fundraiser, and not recorded in Hawaii for over a year....

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Sunday, February 24, 2019
Double Trouble: Lyon Also Offered Cash to Son of FSM President
By Andrew Walden @ 10:11 PM :: 9408 Views :: DHHL, National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Christopher Ivan Christian, was offered a “retainer” --$5K per month by Lyon—with a plan to increase to $10K....

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Saturday, February 23, 2019
Impeach Kaneshiro: Yoshimura Pushes Back Against McCorriston tactics
By News Release @ 11:11 AM :: 2326 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... An attorney with Mr. McCorriston’s legal education and experience, should certainly realize his allegation is both false and "baseless" ....

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Friday, February 22, 2019
HART Property Acquisitions: The Denis Dwyer Connection
By Tom Berg @ 2:51 PM :: 1733 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Rail

"...Dwyer was to acquire all federal properties...."

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Surprise: HART Subpoenaed TWICE by Feds
By Andrew Walden @ 7:21 PM :: 1615 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Flashback Feb 23, 2018: Criminal Intent: Honolulu rail pays $3.8M penalty for Corrupt Relocation Over Payments to Politically Connected Developers....

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
A Change at OHA That Changes Everything
By Video @ 2:21 AM :: 2998 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Trustee Dan Ahuna, who is being investigated by the FBI, takes over Committee overseeing Audit....

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Sunday, February 17, 2019
SB652: Will Legislators Give Drunk Rave Promoter $50M?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:41 PM :: 3040 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Politicians

...This is Jon Riki Karamatsu’s second try for Keahole money....  

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Sunday, February 17, 2019
Squirreling Away Money at the Dept. of Transportation
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1422 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...The auditor found that they have lots of money lying around. More than $120 million in accounts that haven’t been even touched for five years....

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