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Friday, July 20, 2018
2003: Ed Case Tries to Shut Down Parents of Disabled Students
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 PM :: 80 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Case's amendment was fiendishly clever. If it had become part of the re-authorization of the IDEA, it would have neutered not only the Felix Consent Decree and given the finger to Judge David Ezra, but would have stripped families nationwide of their ability to protect students’ rights....

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Sunday, July 15, 2018
A Rogues Gallery – Hawaii Candidates 2018
By Andrew Walden @ 8:22 PM :: 1910 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...Are these people really running for office?....

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Friday, July 13, 2018
HB1895: Legislators Give Tobacco Lobbyists Control Over Counties
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 2281 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

...This provision would block (preempt) county governments in Hawaii from passing their own laws to reduce tobacco use, including measures addressing the sale of candy-flavored tobacco products and menthol cigarettes that attract kids....

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Are You Guilty of These?
By Video @ 6:19 PM :: 470 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Some Wonʻt Bother To Vote & Instead Say One Of These Three Things....

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Vote Sam King: Support Forensic Audit of OHA
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 346 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...I don't see it hurting the beneficiaries at all, except for those beneficiaries stealing money from OHA...."

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Keli'i Akina Endorses Sam King for OHA
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:57 PM :: 295 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...Keli'i believes Sam is the candidate who will unite Hawaiians and reform OHA....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
GEMS for Insiders: Polynesian Cultural Center First to Take Advantage of On-Bill Financing
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 936 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Tax Credits, Taxes

...PCC will finance systems totaling 413 kilowatts (kw), with flexibility to install additional systems and features. The agreement marks the first commercial on-bill financing project in Hawaii using the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority's recently launched Green Energy Money $aver (GEM$)On-Bill program....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Kau Charter School Shuttered Amid Criminal Investigation
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 668 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics

...Big Island police have subpoenaed all of the school’s computers, financial records and student records....

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Friday, July 06, 2018
Recording Employees: HART’s evasiveness troubling
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:32 PM :: 676 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...To date, HART officials have not publicly explained why it has been recording the meetings between the auditor and HART employees....

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Friday, July 06, 2018
Honolulu Auditor Announces Next Audit Plans
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 424 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...In accordance with the City Charter Section 3-502.1 (c), we submit to the Honolulu City Council our plan of proposed audits for FY2018-19....

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
Who Wants to Kill OHA's Forensic Audit?
By Video @ 1:09 AM :: 638 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...After Voting For It Some OHA Trustees Have Been Secretly Trying To Kill It Off....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Designed to Fail: Local 5 Pushing Subprime Mortgage Scheme
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 789 Views :: Ethics, Labor
  • Loan-to-value -100% for purchase and 110% for purchases with a rehab
  • No consideration of credit score
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Friday, June 29, 2018
Former HPD Officer Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud
By News Release @ 1:52 AM :: 709 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Copeland staged a burglary of his Pearl City home and reported jewelry, cash, liquor and electronics were missing...the keys to his Mercedes as well as the vehicle itself were missing. It was later reported burning nearby....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Accused OHA Mis-Spenders -- Why You Should Vote for Them Anyway
By Video @ 7:22 PM :: 915 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Two Trustees Accused Of Minor Misspending Could Actually Be Key To Stopping All Misspending At OHA....

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Sunday, June 17, 2018
Can’t You Just Change the Agenda?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1166 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Recently, State Auditor Les Kondo shocked the public and some Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) Board members when he charged, at a HART board meeting, that HART employees had been required to record all interviews with State Auditor personnel....

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Friday, June 15, 2018
Never too late to ‘Audit the rail’
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:49 PM :: 856 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...The Grassroot Institute recently obtained a letter written by HART board member John Henry Felix to HART Chairman Damien Kim in which he also urged the board to call for a forensic audit....

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Friday, June 15, 2018
HART violating FTA funding agreement?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:10 PM :: 1204 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Board member John Henry Felix says there might be a breach of contract with the feds....

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Friday, June 15, 2018
Special Ed: DoE Loses Class Action Suit Filed for 495 Students
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 1008 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Health Care, Labor

...495 young adults from Hawai'i will soon be receiving compensatory education and education-related services thanks to the recent settlement....

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Hawaii Supreme Court Limits Jurisdiction of Civil Rights Commission
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 869 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...The HTA decision drastically restricted and reduced the number of state and state-funded programs that are covered under § 368-1.5, as there are very few such programs or agencies that do not receive any federal funding....

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Sam King for OHA: I will work with Trustees to enact change
By News Release @ 3:20 PM :: 797 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The pivotal vote for enacting change at OHA will come from the Oahu seat....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Is the Office of Hawaiian Affairs on Fire?
By Video @ 8:28 PM :: 755 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...What Has OHA Done To Extinguish The Flames Of The Recent State Audit?....

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
What Does State Constitution Say About Balanced Budget?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 780 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...here is a question for you....

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Saturday, June 09, 2018
Attention Friends and Family: Puna Volcano and Kauai Floods Spur OHA Cash Giveaway
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 839 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...$500,000 Cash Giveaway for Those Who Know How and Who to Ask....

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Thursday, June 07, 2018
Is the Hawaii Convention Center Profitable?
By UHERO @ 1:59 AM :: 1081 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Tourism

...HTA CEO George Szegeti said “In CY2017 the convention center turned a net operating profit of $1.1 million, marking its second consecutive year of profitability.” This is surprising news, indeed....

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
A Sneaky Way to Approve City Funds for Rail
By Natalie Iwasa @ 4:35 AM :: 1335 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Buried in a proposed amendment to the bill for HART’s capital improvement budget (Bill 22, CD2, FD1) is the statement....

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Saturday, June 02, 2018
Auditor: Two Years Later State Scores 2-2-1 on IT
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:32 PM :: 660 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...thus making an accurate and comprehensive compilation of these costs extremely time-consuming, if not impossible to complete....

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Saturday, June 02, 2018
Sam King: Its Time to Fix OHA!
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 952 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...stop the OHA push for Federal Recognition, work to establish truth and transparency in OHA’s finances, and return OHA back to its core mission: making Hawaii better for Native Hawaiians and all Hawaii....

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Saturday, June 02, 2018
Public Hearing: New Rules for Scheduling Surf Contests
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 1456 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Will Caldwell Bumbling Wipe out North Shore Surf Contests?....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Auditor: OHA Openly Violates HRS10-17 Nepotism
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:57 PM :: 1662 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... the friends and family plan is alive and well at OHA ....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Auditor: Only 56% of Recommendations Acted Upon Since 2004
By News Release @ 10:42 PM :: 686 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Some entities have failed to implement the audit recommendations: Department of Budget and Fiscal Services – Real Property, Honolulu Liquor Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation – Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Fund....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Auditor: City Parks and Recreation Fails Again and Again
By News Release @ 10:30 PM :: 1003 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Instead of saving $833,907, water costs increased by over $2.08 million because reducing water costs by using non-potable water sources was not a priority....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Auditor: HART Management Listening in on My Interviews with Employees
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:35 AM :: 1124 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Kondo voices his objection to a HART policy requiring all employees participating in the audit to tape record their interviews with him. Those recordings are being given to HART management....

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Discovering Hidden Hawaii Tours to Pay $570,000 To Settle EEOC Male-On-Male Sexual Harassment Suit
By News Release @ 1:34 AM :: 1078 Views :: Ethics, Family, Labor, Small Business

...Company President Sexually Harassed Male Employees for More Than a Decade, Federal Agency Says....

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Jail Time for Haunani Apoliona?
By Video @ 5:11 PM :: 1426 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Is It Possible Former Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Haunani Apoliona Could End Up In Jail?....

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Monday, May 28, 2018
Open Letter from Journalist Harassed by Tulsi Gabbard
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 3464 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Politicians

... The next day, two Butler disciples were parked immediately outside my home ....

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Monday, May 28, 2018
FDA Cracks Down on Hucksters Exploiting Anti-Sunscreen Hysteria
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 1032 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Drugs

... hysteria is profitable ....

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Monday, May 28, 2018
Truth and Transparency - A Visit With Samuel Wilder King II
By Video @ 3:23 PM :: 1134 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...When Sam King read the recent state audit of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, he like most other Hawaiian beneficiaries was shocked and angered--So much so that he decided to take action and run for a trustee seat in the upcoming election to help put OHA back together....

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Sunday, May 27, 2018
Secret OHA LLC Created to Sell Marijuana
By Andrew Walden @ 9:03 PM :: 2471 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Drugs

...Hawai’i Free Press has been attempting—unsuccessfully--to obtain the six OHA LLCs’ check registers since 2016.  Now we have discovered a seventh OHA LLC....

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Friday, May 25, 2018
Case, Djou: Will Hawaii Delegation Support 'Honest Ads Act'?
By Ed Case @ 3:10 PM :: 807 Views :: Ethics

...require large online platforms to identify and publicly disclose the purchasers of political advertising, the same as now required for political TV and radio ads....

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Friday, May 25, 2018
OHA Trustee Candidate Sam King vs OHA Audit Excuses
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 1016 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...First off, how much did OHA pay for someone to design this info-graphic?....

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Friday, May 25, 2018
OIP: Sunshine Law Changes for 2018
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 679 Views :: Ethics

...taking effect on July 1, 2018 will be the Sunshine Law changes signed into law last year, which will require board packets to be available for public inspection....

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Rusty Scalpel: Gut n Replace SB2858 Fails to meet Constitutional requirement
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 964 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...The “Rusty Scalpel” award recognizes passage of a bill whose subject has been substantially amended without opportunity for adequate legislative review as required by the Hawaii Constitution....

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
OHA Trustee Candidates Aila and Kiaaina ‘Instrumental’ in OHA’s Biggest Boondoggle
By Andrew Walden @ 9:54 PM :: 2608 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...IUCN has been tagged as a ‘Greenwashing Event’ funded by Shell Oil.  Why would they need OHA money?....

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Ethics: Why did UPW Prison Guard Get $7000 from Inmate?
By News Release @ 8:32 PM :: 1316 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Nothing in this report explains why these ACOs were getting this money from the Inmate. What are they getting away with?....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Backbone
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:41 PM :: 888 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, GMOs

...With the recent passage of the anti-pesticide bills in our legislature, I received messages and emails from certain legislators apologizing for voting for this....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Applicants Sought for Hawaii Elections Commission
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 757 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

...Chief Justice Recktenwald is soliciting applications from residents of the County of Kauai....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The Delphi Technique: Let’s Stop Being Manipulated!
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 PM :: 970 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...More and more, we are seeing citizens being invited to “participate” in various forms of meetings, councils, or boards to “help determine” public policy in one field or another....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
OHA Math: Five Plus One Equals Zero
By Video @ 6:54 PM :: 978 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Due to the recent State Audit, some have been calling for the ouster of all current Trustees....

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
House 'Working Group' to Evaluate Sex Harassment Rules
By News Release @ 4:11 AM :: 772 Views :: Ethics

...members include Robin Wurtzel, Chief Counsel of the secretive Hawaii Civil Rights Commission which has helped cover up many sex-harassment claims....

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
HRS 171-93: Law Allows Swap of Lava-Covered Lots for State Property in Zone 3
By Andrew Walden @ 9:57 PM :: 49818 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Hawaii History, Land Use

...After the 1960 Tsunami, homeowners in the destroyed Shinmachi area of Hilo bayfront were given fee-simple lots on newly subdivided state land in Waiakea Uka.  Shinmachi is now the site of the Hilo Bayfront Park....

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