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Friday, May 24, 2019
'Wildly irresponsible betrayal' Kishimoto Freaks Out Over UIPA Request
By News Release @ 1:25 PM :: 271 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

"...On behalf of EIH, we are prepared to litigate this matter to the full extent necessary...."

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Friday, May 24, 2019
Judiciary Seeks Applicants to Discipline Wayward Lawyers
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 146 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Applicants Sought for Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Thursday, May 23, 2019
Debunk: Sierra Club Fluff Piece on Hawaii Carbon Credit Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 5:44 PM :: 227 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Ethics, Land Use

...Apparently nobody at the Sierra Club Magazine knows what a penny stock tout is....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Lyon Corruption: Will Peter Christian Run or Turn Himself In?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:59 AM :: 6204 Views :: National News, Ethics

...Four years ago, Panuelo’s predecessor as FSM President, Peter Christian, didn’t go to the White House.  Instead he began his administration by meeting in Pohnpei at his Cliff Rainbow Hotel with corrupt Hawaii businessman Jim Lyon....

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Sunday, May 19, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard Campaign Funded by Putin Apologists
By Selected News Articles @ 5:19 PM :: 971 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...But the list of controversial donors to Gabbard, as detailed by her filings with the Federal Election Committee, doesn’t end there....

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Sunday, May 19, 2019
Gut-n-Replace 2019
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 660 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, Tourism

...the law’s discrimination against nonresidents was prohibited by a part of the U.S. Constitution that the deputy attorney general didn’t consider.  “Oops,” the deputy said....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Give OHA a Piece of Your Mind
By Video @ 4:09 AM :: 562 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA will host eight community meetings across the state to inform the public about the planning process and to hear from our beneficiaries....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Petition: Support DOE Budget Transparency to Improve Public Education in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 499 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...It remains unclear exactly how the DOE’s nearly $1.9 billion operating budget is being spent due to the complex, non-transparent nature of its budget. This is not to mention the roughly $1 billion in other expenses that make up the almost $3 billion DOE budget....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Source: Esther Kia’aina and Andy Winer Warned Jim Lyon About Investigation
By Andrew Walden @ 7:31 PM :: 4265 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, World News, Congressional Delegation, OHA

... Winer’s resignation as Sen Brian Schatz’ Chief of Staff was announced in the media, May 4, 2019.  Kia'aina is reportedly under consideration for top jobs at DHHL and OHA ....

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Sunday, May 12, 2019
A Threat to Judicial Independence
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 509 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... We control the purse strings, so we said no to a lot of their money. They reversed some of their decisions. We gave them some money. So the tension worked ....

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Friday, May 10, 2019
FSM Congress Elects New President
By Andrew Walden @ 11:27 PM :: 614 Views :: Ethics, World News

...The FSM Congress elected Pohnpei Senator David W. Panuelo President and Kosrae Senator Yosiwo P. George as Vice President....

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Thursday, May 09, 2019
Audit the Rail: Why does it matter?
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:53 PM :: 528 Views :: Ethics, Rail

..."What now for rail?" was the question considered by three prominent guests at a sold-out luncheon event sponsored last week by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii....

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Thursday, May 09, 2019
Ethics: No Union Logo on City Uniforms
By News Release @ 1:29 AM :: 469 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...allowing a non-city entity's logo to be adopted as part of the official uniform would give the non-city entity preferential treatment....

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Senators, Developers Set for Hong Kong-Singapore Junket
By Rep Gene Ward @ 12:17 AM :: 2771 Views :: Ethics, Politicians, Republican Party

...From May 21-30, 2019, a delegation comprised of State Senators and local housing developers will visit Singapore and Hong Kong....

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Monday, May 06, 2019
OHA board approves revisions to trustee protocol allowance
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 693 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...reduce each trustee’s allowance; limit what the funds can be used for; and establish accountability safeguards, thereby addressing the state auditor’s concerns....

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Sunday, May 05, 2019
Conflict of Interest? Judge Hiraoka’s Adventures in Dubinland
By Andrew Walden @ 8:22 PM :: 1873 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Judiciary

...For three and a half years, Gilpin alleges, Hiraoka was simultaneously fighting to save Gary Dubin’s law license in one court while opposing Dubin in another, creating a conflict of interest....

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Friday, May 03, 2019
Audit: HART Gives HECO Anything it Wants for Overhead--No Questions Asked
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:18 PM :: 909 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Rail

"...HART does not require Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., (HECO) to provide overhead cost supporting documentation. HART reimburses Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. 100% of their costs incurred...."

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Thursday, May 02, 2019
OHA: Where is the promised audit for fraud, waste and abuse?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:08 PM :: 1153 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...It's been over two years since the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees unanimously approved an independent audit of OHA and its limited liability companies for fraud, waste and abuse....

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Thursday, May 02, 2019
Schofield Manager Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 663 Views :: Ethics, Military

...Raby provided the contractor with sensitive, internal U.S. Department of Defense procurement information, and otherwise used his position to benefit the contractor in securing U.S. Army contracts....

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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Ethics Commission Resolves Charge Against Rowena Akana
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 815 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...This case – COMPL-C-17-00112 – is separate from the Commission’s Decision in COMPL-C-15-00236, issued on February 5, 2019, which imposed an administrative penalty of $23,106.53; Ms. Akana has appealed that Decision....

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Monday, April 29, 2019
ERS Invested Millions With Alleged Fraudster
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 AM :: 1260 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...As of Sept. 30, Hawaii has paid $36.4 million to Abraaj Global Growth Markets Fund....

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Sunday, April 28, 2019
OHA’s LLCs: The Noose Is Tightening
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 719 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA assets cannot be shielded from accountability (to both the Trustees and the general public) simply by tossing them into LLCs....

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Saturday, April 27, 2019
OHA CFO Ousted to Block 'Fair Treatment' of Grant Requests?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:27 PM :: 1692 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Laeha says he was, "in the process of implementing ... 'fair treatment' laws which require independent solicitations on contracts...."  

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Saturday, April 27, 2019
HB172: Legislature Denies Funding for OHA and LLCs Unless Audit for Fraud, Waste and Abuse is Completed
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:57 PM :: 1307 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Trustee Keli'i Akina praises decision as victory for OHA beneficiaries....

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Friday, April 26, 2019
Let’s End ‘Gut and Replace’ at Legislature
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:26 PM :: 622 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...The victims of these tactics usually are bills that have been passed by one chamber and are waiting for hearings in the non-originating chamber. This makes them ripe for tinkering because they no longer require hearings or votes in the original house....

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Charlie Wade Sex Complaint Filed Over Year Ago
By News Release @ 10:46 PM :: 1624 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

...Wade has been listed as suspended on a public list on the USA Volleyball website since at least last fall....

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
20 Gut and Replace, Frankenstein Bills in Conference Committee
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:45 PM :: 932 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...The rampant use of "gut and replace'"and "Frankenstein" bills shows disrespect for the public....

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
SCR204: OHA Insiders Exploit Aloha Poke Controversy to Grab Ownership of Hawaiian Culture for Themselves
By Andrew Walden @ 5:30 PM :: 947 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Small Business

...The plan is the feudal-minded Office of Hawaiian Affairs-OHA will own ‘Aloha’ and you will have to buy aloha from them.  Poke too.  And they are using this to grab control of ‘genetic’ resources as well....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Will the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Go Broke?
By Video @ 7:19 PM :: 728 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Who Is Warning That This Could Become A Reality?....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Full Text: Espinda Promises No Retaliation Against PSD Dissidents
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 AM :: 847 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Recent fatal shootings involving PSD employees and a riot/disturbance at the Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) have brought the Department front and center attention....

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Saturday, April 20, 2019
OHA's Crabbe out of the Bucket?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:49 PM :: 1697 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...his contract expires this summer....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
Are Hawaii officials paid too much or too little?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:19 PM :: 1201 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

...Steve Frates, a Pepperdine University professor and president of the Center for Government Analysis, discusses how the salaries of Hawaii officials compare with officials across the nation....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Candidates Hirono, Case, Gabbard Refused to Release their Tax Returns
By Andrew Walden @ 10:19 PM :: 1697 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...A spokeswoman for Hirono implied that financial disclosures that the congresswoman is already required to submit are sufficient....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Is lack of funding the real problem in the Department of Education?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:54 PM :: 1349 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Taxes

...UIPA Request: DoE Refusing to Release Check Register....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Ethics: DOBOR Kauai Employee Quickly Begins Taking Stuff
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 1530 Views :: Ethics

...requiring Respondent Kelekoma to pay an administrative penalty of $4,500 to the State of Hawaii, and referring this matter to DLNR for further action as appropriate....

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Monday, April 15, 2019
Senate: OHA Must Complete Audit of LLCs
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 1299 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...in response to concerns that there was no systematic review of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' procurement processes, limited liability companies, or loans....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Unlucky and Unclean: How Not to Steal House 13
By Andrew Walden @ 10:23 PM :: 2284 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics, Agriculture

...With legal representation from Neil Abercrombie’s former Attorney General David Louie, former penny stock tout Jeffrey Dunster tried to use a bag full of receipts to claim ownership of a house known as ‘13’.  It didn't work....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Ethics: How Interest Group Can Plant its own People on State Payroll to Solicit Money
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1207 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail

...and its all legal....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Special Election: Waters Beats Ozawa by 1,004 Votes 
By Andrew Walden @ 2:16 AM :: 2020 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...Even as the Honolulu Rail project collapses around Mayor Caldwell’s ears, the election result gives a pro-Caldwell faction the majority on the council.  This contradiction is due to the failure of anti-rail politicians to separate themselves from criminals....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
ILWU Executive Charged with Embezzlement
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 1538 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...As the Secretary-Treasurer of the Longshore Division, Brown was responsible for the union’s financial matters....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
OHA's $139 Million Dollar Question
By Video @ 11:01 PM :: 1641 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...If Someone Offered You $139 Million Dollars To Reveal Your Darkest Secrets, Would You Do It?....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
OHA Trustees Vote 8-1 to Extend Audit
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:14 PM :: 1503 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Trustee Akina Votes No to Further Delay of OHA Independent Audit -- OHA Board Pushes Audit Completion to December ....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Health Department Audit: Material Weaknesses and Significant Deficiencies
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:40 AM :: 1285 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Financial and Compliance Audit of the Department of Health....

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Sunday, April 07, 2019
Secret Timeline Shows OHA Lying to Legislature While Stonewalling LLC Audit
By Andrew Walden @ 3:12 PM :: 2242 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...Earlier this year, we told the State Auditor (and essentially, the Legislature) that this audit was one of the proactive steps OHA was taking to address the state audit findings.” -- Trustee Hulu Lindsey Nov 30, 2018

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Saturday, April 06, 2019
New Petition Launched to Impeach Kaneshiro
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 1536 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Due to difficulty verifying validity of petition signatures on a previous Change.org impeachment petition, Impeach Kaneshiro organizers have launched a new on-line petition designed to collect verifiable signatures of Honolulu registered voters....

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Friday, April 05, 2019
#AuditTheRail finally on track!
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:34 PM :: 1008 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...The Honolulu rail is now famous, but for all the wrong reasons. The question is: “What we are going to do about it?....

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Friday, April 05, 2019
OHA Trustees Approve New Governance Framework
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 1003 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The group was led by OHA Vice Chair Lee and included Chair Machado and Trustees Robert Lindsey and John Waiheʻe IV, as well as OHA Chief Executive Officer/Ka Pouhana Kamanaʻopono Crabbe, OHA Chief Operating Officer/Ka Pou Nui Sylvia Hussey, and trustee and administration staff....

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Friday, April 05, 2019
Kiss of Death: OHA Endorses Amended Water Bill Just Before Senate Committee Kills It
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 1559 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Agriculture

...Killing this bill sends $62M from A&B to Mahi Pono which has its staff larded up with anti-GMO activists....

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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
ACLU: Kealoha Lawyers Threaten Free Speech
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 1594 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Higher Education, Law Enforcement

"...The Kealoha case is arguably the single largest corruption case in the history of our state...."

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
Auditor: Many Deficiencies in State Federal Funding Compliance
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:04 PM :: 1036 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...four material weaknesses and ten significant deficiencies in internal control over compliance with major federal programs....

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