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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 :: 1810 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 :: 3366 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 :: 3034 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 :: 2311 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 :: 2249 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 :: 1826 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 :: 2870 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 :: 2758 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 :: 2936 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 :: 5550 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 :: 1996 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 :: 3075 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 :: 4000 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 :: 2143 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 :: 2296 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 :: 1843 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 :: 2004 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 :: 3125 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 :: 2112 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 :: 3182 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 :: 1814 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 :: 1762 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 :: 2501 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 :: 1888 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 :: 5698 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 :: 1612 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 :: 2461 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 :: 2078 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 :: 2542 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 :: 1495 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 :: 2120 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 :: 1947 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 :: 2402 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 :: 2405 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 :: 3703 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 :: 2198 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 :: 2347 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 :: 2909 Views :: Environment, Ethics, GMOs

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

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Fraud: Maui Glass Recycler Gets Year in Prison
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 2442 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Taxes

...Liu submitted false invoices to be paid from the state after being awarded a state contract to start a certified redemption center....

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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Judge Upholds Gorak for PUC
By News Release @ 12:18 AM :: 2140 Views :: Energy, Ethics

Judge Edwin C. Nacino ruled today that Governor Ige’s appointment of Tom Gorak to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) was valid....

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Special Election: CD2 Republican Nominee Files to Run as Democrat in CD1
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 PM :: 5124 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Office of Elections, Politicians, Republican Party

...UPDATE: Dems Will Seek Removal of Kaaihue from Ballot....

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Rep. Kaniela Ing Pleads "Not Guilty"
By Selected News Articles @ 12:36 PM :: 3979 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police, Politicians

Maui State House Rep. Mark "Kaniela" Ing (D) was arraigned today ....

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Thursday, August 25, 2016
SEC Orders Hawaii to Cease and Desist—State Bond Offerings ‘False and Misleading’
By Andrew Walden @ 9:59 PM :: 2355 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...sold municipal bonds using offering documents that contained materially false statements....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
What OHA Hid from You for 40 Years
By Video @ 8:54 PM :: 3687 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Has Been Keeping This A Secret For The Longest Time....

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Sunday, August 21, 2016
GEMS as a Target for Raiding?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2891 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Taxes

...it is very tempting when lawmakers find a large cache of unused money....

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Sunday, August 21, 2016
Nut vs Nut in CD2 Republican Primary -- Hawaii GOP Chair Denounces Winner
By Andrew Walden @ 3:43 AM :: 3348 Views :: Ethics, Republican Party

... Republican congressional candidate Angela Aulani Kaaihue has issued a news release rejecting “this local dumb mentality” and offering to withdraw from her race if Gov. David Ige and “his Japanese constituents” will settle a lawsuit over land her family owns in Waimalu ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
OHA Funds Voter Sentiment Survey to Help Incumbents
By Andrew Walden @ 7:52 PM :: 2994 Views :: Ethics, OHA

No other department of the State of Hawaii engages in this type of open electioneering....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
OHA Incumbents: Is 20 Years too Long?
By Video @ 4:50 PM :: 1605 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...How You Can Help Put A Stop To This....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Puana Attorney to Police Commission: Too little, too late
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 3134 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...not a single member of the Commission appointed by the mayor, other than Ms. Sheehan, has any legal or law enforcement background....

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Honolulu Auditor Releases Annual Report
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 1868 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...and identifies three upcoming audits....

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