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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Support OHA Forensic Audit
By Video @ 6:46 PM :: 1385 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 :: 1649 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 :: 2405 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 :: 1766 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 :: 1422 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 :: 1985 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 :: 3444 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 :: 1505 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 :: 1713 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 :: 1092 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 :: 1546 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 :: 1556 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 Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 12:22 PM :: 1433 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 :: 1439 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 :: 1327 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 :: 1901 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 :: 1236 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 :: 3247 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 :: 3326 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 :: 1713 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 :: 2061 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 Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 2:14 PM :: 2032 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 Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 5:35 PM :: 2394 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 :: 2454 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 :: 1080 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 :: 1833 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 :: 1660 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 :: 2587 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 :: 2508 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 :: 1657 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 :: 6274 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 :: 2633 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 :: 1536 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 :: 2009 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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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Busted in DHHL Scam, Company Teams up with Aloha United Way
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 3444 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Homelessness

...Free Obamafones --but only for the homeless who actively refuse shelter....

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Video: OHA Trustees Vote to Buy Out Crabbe--$450K Golden Parachute
By Video @ 4:33 AM :: 3591 Views :: Ethics, OHA

During the debate, Crabbe cronies--now in the minority on the Board--revealed that they had gifted Crabbe with a $450K golden parachute just before the Nov 8 elections changed the Board majority....

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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Ethics, HSTA Announce Agreement on School Trips
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 1436 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...teachers may continue to plan trips and serve as chaperones with private tour companies....

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Friday, December 30, 2016
More Turmoil at OHA -- CFO Resigns
By Andrew Walden @ 9:17 PM :: 2691 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Hawley Iona, Chief Financial Officer of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs resigned this week....

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Thursday, December 29, 2016
OHA’s Secret Mauna Kea Meetings
By Video @ 1:19 AM :: 2516 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

Wait Until You Hear What This Ad Hoc Committee Can Do In Secret....

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Downtown Café Serves Crooked Politicians -- but not Trump Voters
By Andrew Walden @ 1:32 AM :: 2971 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Politicians, Small Business

... they let Nestor Garcia eat there ....

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Tax Credits: Cronies and Phonies Rake in Millions
By Andrew Walden @ 3:52 PM :: 1796 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

The Act 221 High-Tech Tax Credit Scam, abolished in 2010, still cost Hawaii $38.4M four years later....

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Monday, December 26, 2016
Hawaii Sue and Settle vs. Ashley Madison
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 1562 Views :: Ethics

...33,362 consumers signed up for AshleyMadison in Hawaii....

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Thursday, December 22, 2016
HCF Announces 2016 FLEX Grant Awardees
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 1469 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

$4.8 million of unrestricted funds to 216 Hawai‘i-based nonprofit organizations that can be used at their discretion....

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
OHA: Crabbe Contract Secretly Extended 3 Years
By Video @ 7:14 PM :: 2430 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

...all the Fed Wreckers show up to testify against audit....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
Anti-Hawaiian? Akina Debunks Critics
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 9:10 PM :: 2302 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

On Thursday, the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs held its second meeting since its reorganization....

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Full Text: Police Chief Sued for Racketeering
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 AM :: 2067 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

Stealing money, forging documents, conducting improper surveillance and lying to investigators....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Ethics: Three Prison Guards Conspire to Take $10,000 from Inmate
By News Release @ 10:15 PM :: 1836 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...appointing ACO A as Inmate’s attorney for the purpose of making a one-time withdrawal of $10,000 from Inmate’s bank account with the intent that the money be divided and distributed between the three ACOs....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Ethics Fine: WCC Professor turns Clay into Gold
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 1320 Views :: Ethics

...and HHSC CFO helps wife get a job...and a DOA engineer gets fined $1000....

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Friday, December 09, 2016
Call for Council to Investigate Caldwell’s Zoo Coverup
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 1563 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...convene a hearing into Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Managing Director Roy Amemiya withholding information from the public....

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Apathy on Borrowed Time -- The Condo Owner’s Soul Search
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 PM :: 1475 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

A bill calling for the creation of an Office of the Condominium Ombudsman and seven-member commission is currently being drafted in a Hawaii legislative office....

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