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Friday, September 01, 2017
Ige Appoints Pro-Rail Thug to HCDA
By John Bond @ 8:37 PM :: 3620 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 :: 3657 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 :: 4354 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 :: 2492 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 :: 2330 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 :: 2045 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 :: 2433 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 :: 2509 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 :: 2537 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 :: 2701 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 :: 1747 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 :: 2257 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 :: 1775 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 :: 2335 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 :: 2214 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 :: 1853 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 :: 24821 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 :: 1989 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 :: 2106 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 :: 2218 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 :: 2847 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 :: 2311 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 :: 2153 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 :: 1745 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 :: 2558 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 :: 1743 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 :: 1797 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 :: 2196 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 :: 4167 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 :: 2380 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 :: 2595 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 :: 2397 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 :: 1884 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 :: 2911 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 :: 2471 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 :: 2288 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 :: 3374 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

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

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Saturday, July 01, 2017
Are you confused about the status of the $250,000 HART special audit?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:34 PM :: 2036 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...‘We made a screwy stupid decision back then.’ And I think going forward, that’s what I would like to do, unless there’s some critical issue where we suspect there’s like fraud or embezzlement or something....

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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Akina: Change OHA’s Current Spending Policy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:03 AM :: 2020 Views :: Ethics, OHA

“Crucial Recommendations for Achieving Fiscal Sustainability”

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
OHA: Hot Air vs Fresh Air
By Video @ 6:21 PM :: 1999 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...One Labels Calls For Truth & Transparency A Witch Hunt. -- The Other Trustee Asks Beneficiaries To Participate & Speak Out Even More....

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Grassroot: Feds Should Audit Rail
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:24 AM :: 1997 Views :: Ethics, Rail

We hope that the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General will be moved to mount a comprehensive fiscal and engineering audit of Honolulu rail ....

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Friday, June 23, 2017
HART Cancels Audit: "It's not my intent to figure out what we did wrong”
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 2682 Views :: Ethics, Rail

... this week, the rail board cancelled a special audit designed to show taxpayers why the costs have ballooned so high ....

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Friday, June 16, 2017
Auditor: 2017 Legislature Batting .000 -- 65 Bogus Special Funds
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:21 AM :: 1926 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...None of the 65 Special Funds proposed in the 2017 Legislative session met criteria....

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Friday, June 16, 2017
State Recycling Program: A Decade of Fraud (Part 6)
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:18 AM :: 2620 Views :: Environment, Ethics

The Department of Health, which administers the Program, has been aware of this flawed payment system since 2006 but has done little to address it....

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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Audit Catches Maui County Finance Directory Abusing P-Card–Exposes Hostess Bar Loophole
By News Release @ 2:15 AM :: 3332 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

...The County Finance Director’s travel was presumed to be to attend an Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in Nashville, TN, relating to “bribery and corruption”....

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Monday, June 12, 2017
Message to OHA: ‘Clean up your Act’
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:29 AM :: 2508 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Beneficiaries are calling for higher levels of transparency and accountability....

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Who Just Got Caught at OHA?
By Video @ 12:16 AM :: 3232 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, OHA

...The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Independent Audit Hasn't Even Started Yet & Already Someone Has Been Caught....

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Wikileaks: Omidyar Website Gave up Leaker to NSA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 PM :: 2820 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Military

Civil Beat June 5, 2016: "Not all anonymous sources are created equal. Some do benefit you, and those should be protected...."

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Sunday, June 04, 2017
Human Casualties at the Legislature, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 11:31 PM :: 2687 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...fifteen senators wanted to stick their thumbs in the Governor’s eye....

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Friday, June 02, 2017
Conflict of Interest: OHA Audit Committee Member Secretly owns OHA’s Former Poi Mill
By Andrew Walden @ 11:19 PM :: 3575 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, OHA

Guess who owns Makaweli poi mill now?

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