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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Hypocrisy: Hawaii AG Demands Congress End Secret Sex Harassment Settlements--but says nothing about State Legislators
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 1208 Views :: Ethics

...urging Congress to end secret, forced arbitration in cases of workplace sexual harassment--while Hawaii State Legislators do exactly the same thing....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
OHA Audit Released: "Alternate funding process directs money to individuals"
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 2578 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Some were approved by the OHA Administration without Board of Trustee vote or even knowledge....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Title IX Lawsuit? DoE discriminates against female athletes
By News Release @ 1:23 PM :: 1236 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...ACLU sent a letter to the Hawaiʻi Department of Education demanding it take immediate action to cease sex discrimination against female athletes in DOE schools....

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Report: Delays at OIP Are Staggering
By News Release @ 3:52 PM :: 1428 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...in recent years, OIP’s average time for review quadrupled, it is deciding fewer matters per year on average, and its backlog is trending upward despite a downward trend in new filings....

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Sunday, February 11, 2018
Former Armed Robber Running for Maui Mayor
By Andrew Walden @ 7:05 PM :: 5644 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...Elle Cochran attempted to wrestle the gun away from the security guard before she could be subdued....

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Thursday, February 08, 2018
Judicial Council Extends deadline for two vacancies on Hawaii State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 932 Views :: Ethics

...Got Ethics?....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Electric Buses: Caldwell Helps Al Gore with Billion Dollar IPO
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 PM :: 1966 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Tax Credits

...Proterra hopes to hype these buses into a billion dollar IPO to pay off Proterra investor Al Gore....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
OHA Trustees Confirm Order Requiring LLCs to Open Books
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 1573 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Although OHA has been the subject of a recent State audit, the independent audit will cover additional territory as it examines OHA's LLCs for potential fraud, waste and abuse....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Audit Anger at OHA
By Video @ 7:01 PM :: 1318 Views :: Ethics, OHA

....What Are They So Mad About At The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs?....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
'Money Begins Disappearing' from Bikini Atoll Trust Fund
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 PM :: 1622 Views :: National News, Ethics

"...large sums being spent on things such as an airplane, two landing craft, an elaborate function in Hawaii, and cash payments to households on Ejit and Kili...."

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Saturday, February 03, 2018
SB2136: Ige Administration Opposes OHA's $119M Cash Grab
By Andrew Walden @ 2:11 AM :: 2363 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Higher Education, OHA

...Ige Admin testimony shows that OHA rent-seeking is driving up hospital bills, public housing rents, and University of Hawaii tuition for everybody—including native Hawaiians.... 

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
OHA Draft Audit: Millions given to those who “know how and who to ask.”
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 2422 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...OHA is extremely disappointed with the unauthorized release of the draft audit...."

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
OHA Audit: LLCs Refuse to Show Check Registers
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:02 PM :: 1524 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Trustee Keli‘i Akina urges LLCs not to obstruct audit....

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Monday, January 29, 2018
‘Audit The Rail’ in Twilight Zone
By Joe Kent @ 2:08 AM :: 1434 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

...elected officials raised taxes to pay for Honolulu County’s rail system while indicating their intention to conduct an in-depth, forensic audit of the over-budget, behind-schedule megaproject....

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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Ethics Complaint: 'Sen DelaCruz Using Office for Personal Gain'
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 2322 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...via his Company DTL, which is a self-described "a Hawaiian strategic multidisciplinary studio that helps business, governments, organizations and communities navigate change."....

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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Grand Theft Aina: OHA Trustees Set to 'Compel LLCs to Submit'
By Andrew Walden @ 5:53 PM :: 2390 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Waimea Valley and all of the LLCs are still 100% owned by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs--but the LLCs' lawyer says otherwise.... 

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Ward: Fire Employees who do not Cooperate with Missile Alert Investigation
By Rep Gene Ward @ 9:33 PM :: 1647 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Military

“This is not about an individual, this is about our national security."

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Friday, January 26, 2018
FCC: Employee Who Sent False Hawaii Nuke Alert Is ‘Refusing To Cooperate’
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 1718 Views :: Ethics, Military

...“it appears that the false alert was a result of two failures: First, simple human error. Second, the state did not have safeguards or process controls in place to prevent the human error from resulting in the transmission of a false alert.”....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Ethics: DoE Ass't Sup't Pursues UH Degree While on the Job
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 2218 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Higher Education

...if the Ethics Comm takes down all the state and county employees who are doing UH school work on the taxpayers dime, we would probably cut UH enrollment 20%.  I suggest starting with every state and county employee at UH Richardson School of Law....

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Ward: Release HI-EMA Missile Alert Tapes
By Rep Gene Ward @ 7:57 PM :: 1100 Views :: Ethics, Military

...Representative Gene Ward (R–Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley) wrote a letter to Governor Ige urging him to release the HI-EMA security tapes on the morning of January 13th....

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Monday, January 22, 2018
Missile Alert Investigator has Conflict of Interest
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:39 PM :: 2794 Views :: Ethics, Military

"...General Hara is a close personal friend of General Miyagi and under the command of General Logan.  General Logan serves as the Director of the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency, so how can he be evaluated by his Deputy Director, General Hara?"

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
False Alarm: 'Hearing' Leaves More Unanswered Questions
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:08 AM :: 1302 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

"...the only thing accomplished today was more unanswered questions and the announcement that we must wait and see what the Governor's study-report by General Hara turns up...."

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Congressional Letter: Kona Resident Funnels Russian Millions to Sierra Club
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 AM :: 5117 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Russian money flowing to Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, 350.org, the Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians, the Rainforest Action Network....

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
FEC Complaint Filed Against Chin Campaign Manager
By News Release @ 10:05 PM :: 1503 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...The family of the late congressman Takai, meanwhile, defended Beesley’s actions for the first time today....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Ward: Step- by-step walkthrough of the software, hardware, and personnel that led to false alarm
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:01 PM :: 2562 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...if you expect Friday’s hearing at the Legislature to lead to closure of this matter....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
In Hawaii, No Heads Roll over False Missile Alarm
By Selected News Articles @ 6:27 PM :: 1439 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...“Once a Japanese manager or his underlings are caught in a scandalous situation, they have no other choice but to resign so that the many others who are dependent on them do not take the blame or suffer any of the consequences.”....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
FEMA: Ige, Miyagi Wrong About 38 Minute Delay
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 5699 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...Governor Ige and HIEMA administrator Vern Miyagi say they had to obtain permission from FEMA ... FEMA says that’s not true....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Applicants Wanted For State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 1554 Views :: Ethics

...The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission. These terms on the Commission will run from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Slammed by Auditor, State Energy Office Hides from Media on 10th Anniversary of Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 1753 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

..."A search of the world wide web reveals that no media source covered the event."....

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Sunday, January 07, 2018
Chin to Campaign on the Job for 9 More Weeks
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 2155 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 :: 8275 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 :: 2656 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...is 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 :: 1578 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 :: 1861 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 :: 1521 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 :: 4331 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 :: 1730 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 :: 1777 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 :: 2934 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 :: 3457 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 :: 1323 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 :: 9692 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 :: 2049 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 :: 1245 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 :: 2151 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 :: 1507 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 :: 1842 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 :: 1378 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 :: 3571 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 :: 3439 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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