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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
FCC Order: Sandwich Isles $76M Fines, Repayments
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 1965 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...Dan Inouye died nearly 4 years ago....

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Revealed: How Lindsey Beat Trask
By Video @ 11:08 PM :: 2220 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Who Put $$$ In Lindseyʻs Pocket & Why They Now Have “Uncle Bob” In Theirs....

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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Documents Reveal Waihee Hustles Indians for $2M
By Andrew Walden @ 1:40 AM :: 4299 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

Many of $2.168M in expenses are nebulous, making it easy for the usual suspects to score padded communications and media contracts....

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Saturday, November 26, 2016
RFP Posted for Honolulu Ethics Commission Audit
By Natalie Iwasa @ 4:22 AM :: 1479 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

Two inspectors and prior commissioners who recently left the commission are not listed as interviewees....

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Sunday, November 13, 2016
Money Laundering: Ige, Tsutsui, Abercrombie Raked in $38K from Law Firm
By Selected News Articles @ 6:33 PM :: 3814 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

Thornton Lawyers gave to $13,000 to David Ige, $4,000 to Shan Tsutsui, and $21,000 Neil Abercrombie -- Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren are returning contributions from Boston law firm--will local pols follow suit?

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Sunday, November 13, 2016
Ethics Complaint: OHA Insiders Take Kickbacks from Kakaako Makai Projects
By Andrew Walden @ 1:26 AM :: 5657 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

...Trustees and Executive staffers manipulated the Kakaako RFP process to ensure that the Kuhikuhi Puuone (WCIT, DTL, and EKF) would receive the award....

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
DLNR Bails out Insolvent Bishop Museum--Kalauao Valley Land Deal
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 2150 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Land Use

Really Obvious Question: How much did DLNR pay for this 635 acre parcel?  --- DLNR isn't telling ....

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Prosecutor Wins Reelection, Gains Budget Autonomy
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 1864 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Is he posting a campaign victory speech on the County Prosecutor’s website?....

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Monday, November 07, 2016
Finally, Real Condo Law Enforcement?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:19 PM :: 3140 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

The proposed Hawaii bill for the 2017 legislative session would institute our own governor-appointed commission and ombudsman’s office and provide for....

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Sunday, November 06, 2016
HD44 Cedric Gates’ Hidden Developer Contributions
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 1528 Views :: Ethics

...Cedric Gates' stunning failure to disclose $1,500.00 in campaign contributions from developers of a $300 million Makaha Valley resort....

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Saturday, November 05, 2016
OHA to Waste Another $7M on Fake Indian tribe?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 PM :: 1699 Views :: Ethics, OHA additional seven million dollars in OHA funding to pay for another illegal “vote” to ratify the flawed Na'i Aupuni “fed wreck” constitution....

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Lindsey Spent Millions of OHA Dollars on Geothermal Scheme
By Video @ 10:18 PM :: 2368 Views :: Energy, Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...OHAʻs Dirty Geothermal Secret.....

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Akina and Trask: Why Non-Hawaiians Should Vote for OHA Trustees
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:56 PM :: 1561 Views :: Ethics

...Hawaiians NEED everyone to vote to clean up the problems at OHA....

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Mitsunaga Point by Point Expose of Pro-Caldwell Media Bias
By News Release @ 4:37 AM :: 2891 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians, Rail

"...Caldwell may have evaded State and Federal taxes on all the stock options he has received to date...."

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Friday, October 28, 2016
Caldwell Duped?
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 2637 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

Mr. Francis states he never consented to appear in any paid Caldwell political ad - an action that would be a clear breach of basic journalistic ethics....

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
How Much Does OHA Spend on Chair’s Friends?
By Video @ 7:00 PM :: 2051 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Robert Lindsey’s Been Keeping A Secret From You For Years....

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
U.S. Attorney Appoints Election Officer for Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 1803 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

Federal law protects against such crimes as intimidating or bribing voters, buying and selling votes, impersonating voters, altering vote tallies, stuffing ballot boxes, and marking ballots for voters against their wishes or without their input....

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Monday, October 24, 2016
Ethics: UH Dean Fined for “Improper Use of State Resources for Campaign Purposes” in American Samoa Congressional Race
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 1602 Views :: Ethics

On September 15, the Commission contacted Respondent Young to inquire about the events described in the Hawai’i Free Press article....

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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Meet Hawaii’s OTHER Self-Dealing Bank Director/Politician
By Selected News Articles @ 7:55 PM :: 2537 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Trustee Haunanai Apoliona is a Director of Bank of Hawaii and BoH does substantial business with OHA....

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Saturday, October 22, 2016
Caldwell a No-Show for Olelo -- Djou Debates Empty Chair
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 2367 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians
... Viewers’ most popular question was, “Mayor Caldwell, can I have your second job?” ....
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Saturday, October 22, 2016
Ethics Complaint: Caldwell Hides Millions in Stock Options
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 2536 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...if a portion of Caldwell’s “beneficial ownership” in the Bank may have been in the form of stock options, such options are a “thing of value” and should be disclosed under both Federal tax and City ethics rules....

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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Professor Used UH Email System to Harass Rival
By Selected News Articles @ 8:24 PM :: 5044 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, GMOs

...the writer described the location of where the Professor’s wife liked to bike, terrorizing her enough to become afraid of staying home alone. They even went to Craigslist....

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Transportation Department Ripping Down Campaign Signs
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 1732 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

In the last month alone, Highways Maintenance staff have removed more than 200 signs....

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Profitable: $22M Funneled to ‘Nonprofit’ Tied to OHA Chair
By Video @ 6:37 PM :: 2695 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...OHA Chair’s Charter School Gets Seven Times More Than All Other Charters Combined....

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Broken Trust Levinson Set up for Gay Marriage Revenge Round with SHOPO
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 3476 Views :: Ethics, Family, Labor, Law Enforcement, Police
SHOPO President Tenari Maafala … testified that he would never enforce a law requiring same-sex marriage.  “You would have to kill me,” he told lawmakers....
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Monday, October 17, 2016
City accepting Grants in Aid applications
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 1890 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Did you make campaign contributions this year?....

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Sunday, October 16, 2016
Auditor: HART, Sludge, Grants, and P-Card Investigations Sidelined
By News Release @ 4:13 PM :: 1972 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Rail

This report provides the Honolulu City Council with an update on the activities of the Office of the City Auditor....

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Sunday, October 16, 2016
Squirreling Away More Funds for the Zoo
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1556 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Taxes

In March, the Honolulu Zoo was denied re-accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for the first time in its 100-year history....

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Friday, October 14, 2016
How much money are we "tipping" the government?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:23 PM :: 1712 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

...the habit the state Department of Taxation has of keeping the money that is left over after they process the rail surcharge....

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
PR Disaster: Stryker Wiener Behind New OHA Policy Gagging Trustees
By Video @ 5:57 PM :: 2765 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, OHA

People Laughed When They Heard OHA Had Hired A PR Firm To Improve Its Image.  The Laughter Soon Stopped When The Firm Recently Moved To Shut Down All Dissent....

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Monday, October 10, 2016
Caldwell Lays an Egg
By Rep Charles Djou @ 5:14 PM :: 1825 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

"...what could he possibly provide in an hour a month that’s worth $299,000 to Territorial other than political influence?"

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Saturday, October 08, 2016
OHA Chair’s Charter School Gets Seven Times More Than All Other Charters Combined
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 PM :: 2790 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

Politically Connected Board Members....

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Friday, October 07, 2016
OHA Illegally Contributing to Lindsey Campaign?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:09 PM :: 1555 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...there are plans to secretly divert OHA funds and use them for the re-election campaign of OHA chair Robert Lindsey....

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Thursday, October 06, 2016
Politicians In Un-Contested Races Get More Contributions
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:51 PM :: 1557 Views :: Ethics
Why would candidates in uncontested races be given so much money?
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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
OHA to Silence Dissident Trustees?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:08 PM :: 2151 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, OHA

On August 24th, the BAE Committee and OHA’s CEO proposed a new policy called “One Voice, One Message,” which requires that all external communications be submitted to the CEO for review and approval....

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Does OHA Need a Watchdog?
By Video @ 5:04 PM :: 1600 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Huge Sums Of Hawaiian Beneficiary Money Have Again Been Spent At The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs With No One There To Stop It....

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Caldwell Campaign "Volunteer" Paid With Your Tax Money
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:21 PM :: 5410 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

..."earns" tens of thousands of dollars in City public relations contracts....

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Monday, October 03, 2016
Hawaii Insurance Commissioner one of only Two With Secret Financial ‘Disclosures’
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 1461 Views :: Ethics

... Review your state regulator's financial ties?  -- Not in Hawaii ....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
As Rail Collapses, Caldwell Laughs All The Way to the Bank
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:39 PM :: 2186 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Caldwell has been using his position as Mayor to enrich himself -- making $200,000-$299,999 a year as mayor "working" just 1-2 hours a months and collecting $900,000 - $999,999 in bank stock for his "service"....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Why It’s So Hard to Stop Bad Cops From Getting New Police Jobs
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 PM :: 1703 Views :: Ethics, Police

Hawaii has no legal authority to revoke the licenses of cops who have been dismissed for misconduct....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
City Negligent - Again - On Hanauma Bay
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:14 AM :: 2183 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics

...the City failing to follow through on the audit recommendations and court orders....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Do you have suggestions for State Ethics Commission?
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 1298 Views :: Ethics

...October 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. -- public meeting on ethics in state government....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
OIP Posts New Rules on Police Misconduct Records
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 1786 Views :: Ethics, Police

...the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) was “palpably erroneous” in its 1997 interpretation....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Message to OHA: Clean up your act, not your image
By Video @ 7:35 PM :: 1673 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Their Reaction Was To Blow Even More Hawaiian Beneficiary Money....

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Efforts to Expand GEMS Loan Programs Shot Down by Consumer Advocate, PUC
By Selected News Articles @ 6:09 PM :: 2089 Views :: Energy, Ethics

...the Hawai`i Green Infrastructure Authority (HGIA), which manages GEMS, attempted in July to expand the pool of potential beneficiaries with a proposal to fund energy-saving initiatives of large corporations, with a minimum loan amount of $1 million....

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Are these OHA Check Expenditures for Real?
By Video @ 4:33 AM :: 2126 Views :: Ethics, OHA
...Wait Until You See Who OHA Cuts Checks To & How Much....
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Sunday, September 11, 2016
Ethics? UH Dean Endorses American Samoa Congressional Candidate on UH Letterhead
By Andrew Walden @ 11:01 PM :: 3188 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Higher Education, Politicians
“Hawaii Revised Statutes section 84-13, the 'Fair Treatment' section of the State Ethics Code, prohibits the use of state resources for political campaign purposes.”
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Sunday, September 11, 2016
Caldwell's Plan: Make Military Families Pay for Rail
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1873 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

It seems that 15%-20% of our surcharge is being paid by “tourists” in the strict sense, but when you include military families and the federal government you do come up with a percentage closer to a third....

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Ethics: Sen Maile Shimabukuro Busted for Overnight Party with Lobbyists
By News Release @ 4:41 AM :: 2141 Views :: Ethics

The Commission issued the Charge after its investigation of Respondent Shimabukuro for allegedly accepting improper gifts from Alston Hunt Floyd and Ing....

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Monday, September 05, 2016
Walter Ritte Teams up with Rich European Activists to save Hawaii’s Endangered Mosquitoes
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 2546 Views :: Environment, Ethics, GMOs

Zika is a highly-effective population control device ....

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