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Friday, March 27, 2020
Let the Sun Shine In!
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:45 PM :: 132 Views :: Ethics

...As part of his supplemental emergency proclamation, Ige suspended the state’s Sunshine Law, which allows public access to the meetings of government bodies. He also suspended the state’s open records law — the Uniform Information Practices Act — which governs access to public records....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Ethics: HHSC Manager Retires, Goes to Work for Contractor
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 222 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Health Care

...time was spent communicating with her former co-workers at the Health Information Management department....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Corona Towers: Council Hides Behind Quarantine, Gives $5B Deal to Convicted Felon
By Andrew Walden @ 9:50 PM :: 661 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

...Ige’s Health Emergency Declaration waves many of the state laws ensuring public participation, transparency, and accountability.    

The implicit understanding is that elected officials will utilize these extraordinary powers only to combat the Corona Virus pandemic in Hawaii.

It only took two days to find out....

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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Kauai Council Bans Public from Meetings--Just in time for Property Tax Hike, Removal of Alleged Meth Dealer
By News Release @ 2:56 PM :: 603 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics

...alleged Meth Dealer to be removed from Committees by Reso set for approval at March 25 meeting....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Democracy Still Matters in Time of Pandemic
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 391 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Ige, by Supplemental Emergency Proclamation dated March 16, 2020, waived many laws pertaining to transparency and accountability, specifically Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 92 dealing with open meetings, and Chapter 91 dealing with rulemaking....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Scams Galore: Hi-Tech Tax Credit Crowd Gets into Digital Currency
By News Release @ 12:12 AM :: 497 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

...State of Hawaii’s “Digital Currency Innovation Lab” seeks applicants for first pilot program....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Katherine Kealoha Surrenders Law License
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 422 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...the Rules of the Supreme Court of Hawaiʻi provides that a “[r]esignation in lieu of discipline is a disbarment for all purposes under these rules, including reinstatement.” RSCH Rule 2.14(d)....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
COVID-19: Council, DHHL, Legislators Cut Public Access
By News Release @ 7:25 PM :: 839 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Sunshine doesn't cure Corona Virus -- but Corona Virus cures Sunshine....

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Supreme Court Clears Way for Release of Secret Report on Wrongdoing in State Auditor's Office
By Court House News @ 3:45 PM :: 763 Views :: Ethics

"...The attorney general’s office has refused to publicly release documents related to its inquiry, although it has shared its final investigative reports with certain state legislators...."

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Sunday, March 08, 2020
EB-5 Scandals Finally Reach Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 AM :: 785 Views :: Ethics, Development

...The EB-5 program offers alien investors a family-sized set of green cards if they invest....

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Friday, February 28, 2020
Feds: Kauai Councilman is Meth Kingpin for Samoan Prison Gang
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 2573 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Politicians, Drugs

...Sitting Kauai County Councilmember and Eleven Others Charged with Participation in a Drug Trafficking Organization....

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
Keli‘i Akina Announces Re-Election Campaign for Office of Hawaiian Affairs
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 702 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... OHA Needs a Watchdog to Fight for Hawaiians and Hawai‘i ....

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
OHA to Take Over Honolulu Council?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:30 PM :: 1349 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use, OHA

...Five Council seats are up for grabs--and OHA wants them--so it can build hotels and condos up to the sky at Kaka’ako Makai....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
OHA Suing the State - Enough is Enough!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:02 AM :: 928 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...a perception that the organization and its management "are ineffective, poorly managed, or corrupt" and "do not help or represent the Hawaiian people effectively."....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
Is Allowing the Anti-Telescope Blockade Ethical?
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 1265 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The Hawaii County Ethics Board is planning an investigation into non-enforcement of the law at the Mauna Kea Access Road....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
Ethics: Professional Association Tries to Take Over State Board
By News Release @ 8:35 PM :: 738 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Small Business

...to keep those lucrative 'continuing education' courses under the Association's control....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
Ethics: DOCARE Officer Paid to Work Both Sides of Table
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 799 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...fined $10,000 by Hawaii State Ethics Commission....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
Hawaii ILWU Official Sentenced for Tax Evasion, Identity Theft
By Selected News Articles @ 5:11 PM :: 1254 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement

...If government benefits were available, Nathan Lum made sure that he was going to receive some of them....

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend’s Attorney’s Cell Phone found at Massage Parlor?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 5091 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...A female answering the phone did not seem to understand a reporter requesting to speak to Chris Woo.  She kept asking, “You want masagee?”....

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
100% Fail: Legislators Propose 63 Special Funds, None Meet Criteria
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:24 AM :: 820 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

...We reviewed 99 House and Senate bills proposing 63 special and revolving funds during the 2020 legislative session. None satisfied the criteria....

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 589 Views :: Ethics

...The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill one upcoming vacancy on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission. The term will run from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024....

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Felony Pension Forfeiture Moves to 3rd Reading in House (again)
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 736 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... will Sen Taniguchi block this bill as he did last session? ....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
Stormwater: $100M Tax Hike After 36 Years of Lawyering and Foot-dragging
By Selected News Articles @ 10:09 PM :: 2469 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...the equivalent of a 16% property tax hike on the residential rate....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
Ethics-Related Bills on the Move
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 518 Views :: Ethics

...What's alive after first lateral?....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
After Refusing to Supply Records, OHA Sues State Auditor
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 1181 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...“If OHA has nothing to hide, it should be willing to open its records to the state auditor”. -- Trustee Keli'i Akina ....

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Ethics Comm Hearing on New Administrative Rules
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 457 Views :: Ethics

...provide greater clarity to various provisions of the State Ethics Code, HRS chapter 84 (including but not limited to the gifts law, gifts reporting law, fair treatment law, and conflicts of interests law); and various provisions of the Lobbyists law, HRS chapter 97 (including but not limited to reporting and registration requirements for lobbyists)....

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Trump Resister to Oversee Fraud Investigations in Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:49 AM :: 1427 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Hui Chen is a member of the Complex Litigation, Fraud, and Compliance Unit, and will be tasked with investigating, reviewing, and consulting on compliance issues within state government....

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Saturday, February 08, 2020
NELHA: Feds Bust Money Laundering Scheme at Heart of De-Sal Water Bottler
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 2002 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Tax Credits

...concealed from Koyo the fact that one of its upper level managers was an owner of the sham pass-through companies....

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Friday, February 07, 2020
Free Golf, Methamphetamines, and Building Permits
By Andrew Walden @ 12:00 PM :: 3542 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Small Business, Cost of Living

...These are the kind of people who make Hawaii what it is today....

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Thursday, February 06, 2020
Lawsuit: Plastic Hysteria is Excuse for Feds to Take Control of Hawaii Waterways
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 891 Views :: Environment, Ethics

...Your recycling was shipped to Asia and then they dumped it into the ocean because recycling is and always has been a fraud.  Now it is washing up on our beaches and enviro lawyers are using it as an excuse to enhance their power....

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Tuesday, February 04, 2020
SB42: Block AG's Investigation of Telescope Protesters Funding
By Andrew Walden @ 4:23 PM :: 1061 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

...The Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs is set to hear SB42 SD1 today at 1:19pm....

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Monday, February 03, 2020
Sen Susan Collins Campaign Is Being Helped by a Mysterious Hawaii Company
By Selected News Articles @ 4:40 PM :: 2065 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...UPDATE: Its Navatek...

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Saturday, February 01, 2020
FAA employee blocked from inspecting Kauai tour chopper prior to crash
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 AM :: 1515 Views :: Ethics, Small Business, Tourism

...FAA bosses twice denied him travel authorizations to visit the helicopter company, making it next to impossible to perform adequate FAA oversight....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
How to Restore OHA's Credibility
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:31 PM :: 724 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The way OHA has responded to recent events has affected its credibility in the eyes of Hawai’i’s lawmakers and OHA’s own Hawaiian beneficiaries....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
​Former Schofield Range Director Pleads Guilty In Bribery Scheme
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 914 Views :: Ethics, Military

...Winslett further admitted that he accepted $723,333.33 in kickbacks from a local subcontractor....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
ILWU Boss Gets 30 Months for Theft
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 822 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...Nathan Lum was the former division director of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142, Longshore Division (ILWU)....

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Monday, January 27, 2020
SB2331 Will Legislators Give Kaneshiro Crony $50M?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:20 PM :: 2136 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Law Enforcement

...What does a drunk rave promoter know about aviation fuel anyway?....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Auditor: CIP Management Gets Even Worse
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:48 AM :: 892 Views :: Ethics, Development, Hawaii State Government

...The State’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget for FY2019 was $2.02 billion....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Report: HIOSH has the Ethics of a Used Car Salesman
By News Release @ 5:07 AM :: 962 Views :: Ethics

... Occupational Health Branch Manager for HIOSH takes new hires shopping for used cars ....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
OHA Audit: Don’t Let Them Double Up!
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 980 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...This deserves an answer....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
Campbell HS: DoE Lawyers Fight Female Athletes Over Technicalities
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 AM :: 898 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...it probably costs more to pay the lawyers than to build the lockerroom....

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Thursday, January 23, 2020
FAA Lowered Bar for Southwest Airlines Hawaii Approvals, Complaint Alleges
By Selected News Articles @ 12:34 AM :: 891 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

...U.S. air-safety regulators likely acted improperly in the way they authorized Southwest Airlines Co. to begin flights between California and Hawaii last year....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Senate Updates Sexual Harassment Policy
By News Release @ 8:44 PM :: 677 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...the Hawaii State Senate’s new Anti-Harassment Policy....

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Sunday, January 19, 2020
Auditor: DBEDT Hides $6.5M from Legislature
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:53 PM :: 774 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...DBEDT had non-general funds with balances totaling $5.75 million and administratively created non-general funds with balances totaling more than $750,000 that were not reported to the 2019 Legislature as required by HRS....

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Sunday, January 12, 2020
Common Cause Announces Legislative Agenda for 2020
By News Release @ 10:33 PM :: 799 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Common Cause Hawaii will be holding a meeting about the 2020 Hawaii State Legislative Session on Saturday, January 25....

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Friday, January 10, 2020
Schatz Bill: Funnel Tax Credit Money to Pono Shim's LLC
By News Release @ 10:15 PM :: 1419 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Tax Credits

...“Inspiring Nationally Vibrant Economies Sustaining Tribes (INVEST) Act"....

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Friday, January 10, 2020
Pine: High Profile Ousters Cast Shadow on Government Transparency
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:41 PM :: 1359 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...This week, the Honolulu Police Commission ousted vocal Kealoha critic, Loretta Sheehan, from her Chair position. Additionally, it was reported that the Federal Public Defender for 24 years, Peter Wolff, who originally exposed the crimes of former City Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha and former Chief of Police Louis Kealoha, will also be ousted from his job....

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Thursday, January 09, 2020
Audit: Handi-Van Phone System May be ADA Violation
By News Release @ 6:51 PM :: 913 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...an ineffective communications system that sometimes prevents riders from making reservations, drops calls, and does not record voicemail complaints....

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Thursday, January 09, 2020
OHA's First Cover-up of 2020
By Video @ 3:39 AM :: 1210 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The New Year's Barely Started & There's Already A Cover-Up at OHA....

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Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Lawsuit: Hawaii AG David Louie Conspired with Money-Grubbing Trial Lawyers to Gin up $8B Case 
By Andrew Walden @ 6:06 PM :: 1622 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... The lawsuit could have far broader implications for the AG’s office given the large number of national cases the Hawaii AG’s office involves itself in.  How many of those cases are driven by the profit interest of private law firms? ....

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