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Sunday, June 17, 2018
Can’t You Just Change the Agenda?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 932 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 :: 636 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 :: 900 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 :: 666 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 :: 571 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 :: 557 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 :: 572 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 :: 613 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 :: 682 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 :: 907 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 :: 1215 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 :: 534 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 :: 776 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 :: 1336 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 :: 1479 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 :: 586 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 :: 888 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 :: 956 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 :: 884 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 :: 1300 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 :: 3234 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 :: 824 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 :: 912 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 :: 2203 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 :: 704 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 :: 902 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 :: 587 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 :: 824 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 :: 2237 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 :: 1207 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 :: 753 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 :: 648 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 :: 843 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 :: 858 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 :: 696 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 :: 49097 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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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Follow the Money? Not so Easy in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 1357 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

... Following the Money 2018 -- How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data ...

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Sunday, May 06, 2018
Why the State Audit is Good Medicine for OHA
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:26 PM :: 1165 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Myth 1: It doesn't matter how the money was spent, as long as it was spent on Hawaiians....

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Friday, May 04, 2018
Hawaii County Audit Finds Bundles of Cash in Breakroom
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 2784 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Secretive Commissions Determine Who Violates Anti-Discrimination Laws
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:54 PM :: 1211 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...during oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Dec. 5, 2017, Justices Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor questioned the commission’s hostility....

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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Screws are Tightening at OHA
By Video @ 6:33 PM :: 917 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Because The Forensic Audit Is Now Focused On OHA's LLC's....

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Monday, April 30, 2018
Con-Con: The People v. Hawaii Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 3:29 PM :: 1270 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections

...The Court’s 1997 ruling on the majority required to call a state constitutional convention was a travesty of justice....

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Sunday, April 29, 2018
For OHA Insider Cash Bonanza Comes with Poi Mill
By Andrew Walden @ 9:46 PM :: 1481 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, OHA

... Kauai poi farmers are appealing to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) for financial aid.  Are cash payouts reserved for insiders? ....

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Friday, April 27, 2018
Let’s restore accountability at the Capitol
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:05 PM :: 863 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...look at how transparency goes by the wayside at the end of the session....

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Thursday, April 26, 2018
OHA Trustees Request Plan for Downsizing LLCs and Replacing Managers
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:01 AM :: 1765 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Administration was tasked with reporting back on the feasibility and timing of such a plan by June 30....

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
​Do You Think Lawyers Need Discipline? The Hawaii Supreme Court wants to hear from You
By News Release @ 7:18 PM :: 882 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...The Hawaii Supreme Court Disciplinary Board oversees the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, which investigates allegations of attorney misconduct and incapacity, and recommends appropriate action....

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Waihee, Media Agree: Mehau was the Good-father
By Video @ 7:00 PM :: 2901 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police, Politicians

... meet the people who covered for the Godfather ....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
SB2609 -- "The most unethical bill of the Session"
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 946 Views :: Ethics, Republican Party

...SB 2609 will allow the redaction of all financial interest amounts on public financial disclosure statements of volunteer members of certain state boards, commissions, and agencies....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
Bought and Paid For: Russian Oil Money Flows to US Anti-Fracking Protesters
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:03 PM :: 1650 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...From 2010 through 2015, the Sierra Club Foundation received more than $18 million and Natural Resources Defense Council received more than $15 million....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Still Lying About Peter Boy: Blame Homeschooling For CWS Failures
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 PM :: 1637 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Family, Law Enforcement

... a sibling says Peter Boy wasn’t home-schooled, he just didn’t go to school ....

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