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Sunday, October 01, 2017
Two HPD Chief Nominees Sued: Cover up Manslaughter, Excessive Force
By Andrew Walden @ 8:46 PM :: 6206 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...a secret commission larded with Kealoha loyalists has picked some candidates to continue the tradition....

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Sunday, October 01, 2017
Fritz v. Department of Taxation, and Why You Should Care
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1869 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

Over the past several months, there has been a court fight brewing that could have changed how the Department of Taxation lobbies for legislation....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
US Senate Investigating Hawaii's Soaring Medicaid Costs
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 2159 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...CMS data show that total costs for new Medicaid beneficiaries in Hawaii rose from $249.1 million in 2014 to $437.4 million in 2015-a 76 percent single-year increase. Costs per-enrollee jumped 73 percent in that same period, going from $7,462 in 2014 to $12,910 in 2015....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Audit: Honolulu Homeless Programs Subject to Corrupt, Incompetent Department of Community Services
By News Release @ 9:18 PM :: 2484 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Homelessness

...Audit of Housing First, Community Assistance Program, and Hale Mauliola Homeless Programs....

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Al Hee Minion Robin Danner Grabs for Control of Crooked Sandwich Isles Scam Company
By Video @ 1:49 AM :: 3062 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...Sheʻs Planning To Control Your Phone & Computer....

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Monday, September 18, 2017
​Ige Sends out Secret Memo on Information Practices
By Andrew Walden @ 10:42 PM :: 2493 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...Ironically, the Memo itself was not posted on the Governor’s news feed nor is it linked by any Hawaii.gov website....

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Sunday, September 17, 2017
Legislature with U R Missing
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1499 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...there is "supposed to be" opportunity for participation....

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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Help Stop CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds
By Selected News Articles @ 2:16 PM :: 3212 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...Please Attend The Next Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Board Meeting On Thursday, September 21st At 10 AM At OHA Headquarters....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Hawaii GOP Calls on Schatz to Return Money
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 2339 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...Schatz is one of a handful of Democrat lawmakers who have received generous campaign donations from Menendez....

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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Council yanks ‘forensic’ from rail audit
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:51 PM :: 2304 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...the Honolulu City Council unanimously approved Resolution 17-199 to audit the rail for financial cost overruns, but watered down language that would’ve made the audit “forensic.”....

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Mauna Kea: It All Came Down to Money
By Video @ 6:03 PM :: 2666 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

...He Didnʻt Do It Because Of His Respect For Mauna Kea, But Rather For Something Else....

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Friday, September 08, 2017
Reso 17-199: Will Honolulu Council Back Rail Audit?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:41 PM :: 1920 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...the most recent version of the proposed resolution requests an “independent forensic audit” of HART operations and contract awards....

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Another OHA Trustee Caught Red-Handed
By Video @ 5:22 PM :: 3685 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

... How stupid does Peter Apo think we are? ....

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Friday, September 01, 2017
Ige Appoints Pro-Rail Thug to HCDA
By John Bond @ 8:37 PM :: 3328 Views :: Ethics, Development, Rail

...Timson worked at First Hawaiian Bank as vice president while FHB Chairman Don Horner was HART board chair. She organized large groups of screaming union supporters to crash, harass and threaten at public meetings....

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Friday, September 01, 2017
Rail: Republicans Propose 'Forensic Audit' Amendment
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 3499 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Republican Party

...Require the State Auditor to perform a forensic audit to look for fraud, waste, and abuse....

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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Profiting from Telescope Protests and Kakaako Development, OHA Trustee Fined $25K
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 4011 Views :: Ethics, Development, Higher Education, OHA

...Apo violated the State Ethics Code by using OHA resources, and his position with OHA, to advance his private business interests....

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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Rail: FTA is open to shortening the route
By Honolulu Traffic @ 6:57 PM :: 2335 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

...FTA is complicit.  That’s why it is likely to approve a Plan B that stops at Middle Street....

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Saturday, August 26, 2017
Full Text: Feds Letter Demanding Rail Plan by Sept 15
By Andrew Walden @ 10:01 PM :: 2171 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

...The Recovery Plan does not include a financial plan with funding sufficient to cover HART's current estimated total Project cost....

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Friday, August 25, 2017
Rail: How to Gut an Audit
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:31 PM :: 1877 Views :: Ethics, Rail

Hawaii lawmakers are finally embracing the call for a “deep dive” audit of the Honolulu rail project, but how they follow through on that embrace could make it all for naught....

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
State GOP Calls for Forensic Audit of Rail
By Shirlene Ostrov @ 8:51 PM :: 2258 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Republican Party

...A call for Republicans to push for a forensic audit of HART and their failed rail project!....

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Using Freedom of Information Act to target biotech scientists boomerangs against anti-GMO activists
By Selected News Articles @ 2:14 PM :: 2250 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, GMOs

...UH Manoa anti-GMO prof Hector Valenzuela curiously worked hard to hide part of his emails....

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Kona DLNR Harassment: Judge Throws Case out on Technicality
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 2372 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Small Business

...Judge Fujino dismissed the case because plaintiffs cannot file suit directly in the circuit court challenging the application of a rule....

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Friday, August 18, 2017
City rail audit won’t look for fraud?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:11 PM :: 2530 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...despite the fact that City Auditor Edwin Young told the committee “the red flags were there”....

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Friday, August 18, 2017
Desperation: HART Backs Efficiency Audit
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 1626 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...HART Directors discussed using public-private partnerships to help fund the remaining elements of Honolulu's Rail Transit Project....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Audit: Bulky Pickup Schemes Generate Millions in Overtime
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 2111 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor

...153 employees received $1.7 million in overtime for bulky and white goods collection....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Honolulu Ethics Comm Seeks Comments on Draft Strategic Plan
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 1660 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Please send your comments on the draft strategic plan by September 1, 2017....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Rep Tupola Backs Forensic Audit for HART
By News Release @ 1:44 PM :: 2151 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

...City and HART officials were often unable to give specific answers to our questions and rarely took responsibility for their cost overruns and inflated budgets....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Broken Trust Published 20 Years Ago
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 2060 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History

The essay titled “Broken Trust”, published on August 9, 1997 by the Honolulu Star Bulletin, reported widespread corruption involving Bishop Estate....

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Monday, August 14, 2017
Grassroot: Investigate Rail Fraud, Waste, Abuse
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:00 PM :: 1704 Views :: Ethics, Rail

“What is needed is a full, independent forensic audit of the project, to identify the reason — or reasons — for its significant cost overruns and missed deadlines...."

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Sunday, August 13, 2017
Kawananakoa Estate: Sex, Drugs, and Inequality
By Andrew Walden @ 1:16 PM :: 23732 Views :: Ethics, Drugs

...If you’re rich, Hawaii is a really lousy place to get sick....

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Friday, August 11, 2017
Audit the rail: An idea that’s catching on
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:11 PM :: 1848 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Mahalo for helping this idea to catch on....

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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Rail: ‘Special audit possibly coming down the line’
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:00 AM :: 1956 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Cliff Slater told the HART board that “everything should come up on the table, as John Henry Felix is calling for.”....

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017
OHA the Savior of Mauna Kea?
By Video @ 6:11 PM :: 2050 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

...Telescope: For OHA, it’s all About the Rent Money....

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Secret Rail Meetings at Legislature
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 2702 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

... If the funding of rail was all that was on the table it would be simple....

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Lawsuit: Donald Trump Personally Edits Malia Zimmerman Articles
By Selected News Articles @ 5:18 PM :: 2169 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...Trump allegedly reviewed the Fox story before it was published on May 16....

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Akana: OHA Criminal Behavior has been going on for A Very Long Time
By Selected News Articles @ 3:53 PM :: 2015 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...“a criminal probe is now underway on a lucrative, non-bid contract issued by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs”....

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Saturday, July 29, 2017
Demanding best practices in rail accounting
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:51 PM :: 1624 Views :: Ethics, Rail

What does it say about the state of governance in Hawaii that endorsing basic standards of fiscal responsibility is a revolutionary act?

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Thursday, July 27, 2017
Audit: Caldwell's Section 8 Program Hides Homeless Data
By News Release @ 7:52 PM :: 2335 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Homelessness

...Section 8 does not have a formal fraud program although, as of FY 2016, the program's delinquent accounts receivables totaled approximately $1.5 million....

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Suspending Hawaii’s Grants in Aid 
By Rachelle Chang @ 2:57 AM :: 1628 Views :: Ethics

...government may not be able to fund nonprofits that are not closely aligned to current government responsibilities....

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Saturday, July 22, 2017
Grassroot: Special Session Should Order Rail Audit
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:48 AM :: 1667 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...VIDEO: Grassroot Institute writer discusses audit of rail fiasco....

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Prostitution: HPD Officer Pleads Guilty--Offered to 'Fix' Case
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 2034 Views :: Ethics, Police

...LaBarre will be sentenced on October 23, 2017....

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Monday, July 17, 2017
HART Boardmember: Our Credibility has Disappeared, Nobody Knows Who is Responsible
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 3975 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

...Full Text: Letter to HART Boardmembers, Mayor and County Councilmembers from John Henry Felix....

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Sunday, July 16, 2017
HART's Latest Excuse: Blame Paulette Kaleikini
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:01 PM :: 2218 Views :: Ethics, Rail

... HART's current cost overrun is 93.4%, of which 1% is due to the two lawsuits ....

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Sunday, July 16, 2017
How Rail Bonds Can Help Put Local Politicians in Jail
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2464 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...City officials were accused of certifying financial statements in 2002 and 2003 that were false because they failed to disclose that the city was purposely underfunding....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Honolulu Auditor Announces Plans for 2017-18
By News Release @ 10:13 AM :: 2242 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...plan of proposed audits for FY2017-18....

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Sunday, July 09, 2017
Mucking Around in the Past?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1742 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...HART stunned critics by cancelling a special audit that would have examined past cost overruns....

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Saturday, July 08, 2017
IT Project Stripped out of DOTax after decade of influence buying, psychosis, and bankruptcy
By Selected News Articles @ 12:55 PM :: 2743 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...The shift out of DOTax is just a scam to justify vetoing HB1414 which mandated an audit of the State's decade-long series of IT debacles....

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Friday, July 07, 2017
HART board chokes on forensic audit
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:36 AM :: 2317 Views :: Ethics, Rail

“It’s not my intent to muck around in the past.”

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Some reasons why the HART Board does not want to do a forensic audit
By Honolulu Traffic @ 10:25 PM :: 2140 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...a number of allegedly flagrant violations of the law including the following....

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Al Hee's Scam Company Loses its Monopoly on DHHL
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 3152 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

Another step towards dismantlement of Dan Inouye's legacy....

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