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Friday, June 23, 2017
HART Cancels Audit: "It's not my intent to figure out what we did wrong”
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 969 Views :: Ethics, Rail

... this week, the rail board cancelled a special audit designed to show taxpayers why the costs have ballooned so high ....

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Friday, June 16, 2017
Auditor: 2017 Legislature Batting .000 -- 65 Bogus Special Funds
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:21 AM :: 392 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...None of the 65 Special Funds proposed in the 2017 Legislative session met criteria....

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Friday, June 16, 2017
State Recycling Program: A Decade of Fraud (Part 6)
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:18 AM :: 673 Views :: Environment, Ethics

The Department of Health, which administers the Program, has been aware of this flawed payment system since 2006 but has done little to address it....

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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Audit Catches Maui County Finance Directory Abusing P-Card–Exposes Hostess Bar Loophole
By News Release @ 2:15 AM :: 1382 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

...The County Finance Director’s travel was presumed to be to attend an Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in Nashville, TN, relating to “bribery and corruption”....

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Monday, June 12, 2017
Message to OHA: ‘Clean up your Act’
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 1:29 AM :: 580 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Beneficiaries are calling for higher levels of transparency and accountability....

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Who Just Got Caught at OHA?
By Video @ 12:16 AM :: 407 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, OHA

...The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Independent Audit Hasn't Even Started Yet & Already Someone Has Been Caught....

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Wikileaks: Omidyar Website Gave up Leaker to NSA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 PM :: 343 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Military

Civil Beat June 5, 2016: "Not all anonymous sources are created equal. Some do benefit you, and those should be protected...."

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Sunday, June 04, 2017
Human Casualties at the Legislature, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 11:31 PM :: 324 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...fifteen senators wanted to stick their thumbs in the Governor’s eye....

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Friday, June 02, 2017
Conflict of Interest: OHA Audit Committee Member Secretly owns OHA’s Former Poi Mill
By Andrew Walden @ 11:19 PM :: 196 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, OHA

Guess who owns Makaweli poi mill now?

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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Sex Harassment: Only Victim Can Sue Peter Apo says Court
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 303 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Plaintiff Mililani Trask, a former OHA trustee, does not have the legal standing to sue Apo, First Circuit Court Judge Dean Ochiai ruled....

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Help Stop This OHA Cover-up
By Video @ 9:41 PM :: 122 Views :: Ethics, OHA

The State Attorney General Steps In and ....

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Sunday, May 28, 2017
Human Casualties at the Legislature
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:09 AM :: 176 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...If there is a position taken by a committee chair on one bill or one issue that is not reflecting the wishes of the committee, why can't the committee simply reject the chair's recommendation?....

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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Randy Roth: OHA Copies Bishop Estate--Misusing LLCs to Hide from Law
By Video @ 4:50 AM :: 145 Views :: Ethics, OHA

My testimony today focuses on what I perceive to be OHA’s misuse of wholly owned LLC subsidiaries to avoid laws applicable to OHA and OHA trustees.....

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Akina Praises Trustees Unanimous Support for OHA Audit
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 2:49 AM :: 55 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...the SOQ will allow OHA to engage an auditor or auditing firm to conduct an examination of not only OHA but its subsidiary LLCs, for a period reaching back five years....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
OHA Trustees Approve Independent Audit
By Video @ 4:35 AM :: 196 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustees Are Afraid Of You....

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Whistleblowers: Sunrun Faked Hawaii Sales Data to Boost IPO
By Selected News Articles @ 5:09 AM :: 244 Views :: Energy, Ethics

...employees in Hawaii didn’t process cancellations representing about 40 percent of total orders in Hawaii between May 2015-October 2015....

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Sex, Lies, and Repetitious Badgering: Meet Hawaii’s New Superintendent of Schools
By Video @ 4:45 AM :: 417 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics
... The HSTA wanted 'new perspectives' -- so Ige's BoE dumped Matayoshi and got this ....
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Sunday, May 21, 2017
OHA to Vote on Audit Wednesday
By News Release @ 1:10 PM :: 430 Views :: Ethics, OHA

RM #17-06 is both the authorization to retain an auditor to perform the independent audit of OHA, and is the final approval for funding of the audit itself....

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
OHA community meetings to update on Corrupt Kakaʻako Makai planning process
By News Release @ 5:07 PM :: 675 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

Thursday at 6 p.m. at Windward Community College in Kāneʻohe....

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
OHA’s Secret Contract
By Video @ 5:10 PM :: 594 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Hawaiiʻs Attorney General Had No Choice But To Start A Criminal Probe....

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
ACLU: Ten Questions for Honolulu’s Next Chief of Police
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 619 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...we ask that the Commission pose the following ten questions to all candidates for the position....

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Sunday, May 14, 2017
What has the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Done for you Lately?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:05 PM :: 816 Views :: Ethics, OHA

OHA tries to co-opt any aloha `āina, Mauna Kea and Independence events every time....

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Attorneys General to Feds: Let us Investigate Home Care Fraud
By Selected News Articles @ 11:15 PM :: 665 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

Hawaii's AG joins other states asking the federal government for a policy change that would allow the states greater flexibility to investigate Medicaid fraud....

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Federal organic fraud in America
By Selected News Articles @ 2:02 PM :: 818 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture

...40% of the organic food sold in America tested positive for prohibited pesticide residue....

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Will Criminal Activity at OHA Ever Stop?
By Video @ 7:58 PM :: 749 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Someone Wants To Stack The Deck Against You ....

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Governing in the Shadows: OHA Scores ‘F’ on Transparency
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 611 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Gets An F Grade For Not Telling You How It Spends Your Money....

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Sunday, May 07, 2017
OHA Procurement Violations: Crabbe, Lindsey and the $435K Beamer
By Andrew Walden @ 12:10 AM :: 3039 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

Multiple procurement violations underlie a secret $435,000 contract between the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) and a company owned by UH Law Professor Kamana Beamer.....

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Saturday, May 06, 2017
Dexter Kaiama: Keanu Sai's Favorite Lawyer Censured
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 1961 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, OHA

"...Kaiama, with reckless disregard as to the truth or falsity of the allegation, accused the presiding Judge of committing war crimes under international Conventions, and thereby filed a frivolous document that served no legal or practical purpose...."

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Friday, May 05, 2017
Court: OHA Trustees Violated Sunshine Law Responding to Kerry Letter
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 913 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

...The May 1, 2017 decision by Judge Jeffrey P. Crabtree has been posted to OIP’s website....

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
SR33: Appoint OHA Trustees?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:25 PM :: 925 Views :: Ethics, Labor, OHA

State Senate asks OHA to convene a group of Hawaiian leaders, legal scholars, and Hawaiian community members to review whether it’d be better to appoint OHA Trustees rather than elect them....

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Special Audit of OHA and Its Subsidiaries
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 9:02 PM :: 623 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...this audit seeks to identify areas of “waste, abuse and fraud...”

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Two Tricks OHA is Pulling
By Video @ 6:16 PM :: 807 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...re-writing the rules....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
OHA Chair Tries to Limit Beneficiary Input—Discussion Deleted from Video
By Video @ 9:49 PM :: 991 Views :: Ethics, OHA

OHA Edited That Part Of The Meeting Video Out Before They Later Posted It Online....

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Friday, April 21, 2017
HB165: How Lawmakers can Deal with Annoying Citizens
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 6:34 PM :: 952 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...HB165 (now headed to a Conference Committee) would modernize the existing Sunshine Law by requiring electronic posting of public agency meeting notices and minutes and making board packets available for public inspection....

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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Ciber: Company Behind 7-Year HDOT Software Failure Files Bankruptcy
By News Release @ 12:55 AM :: 979 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

2015: State Sues Tech Firm for Buying Influence with Abercrombie Administration....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
‘30-35’ Applications for Honolulu Police Chief—Will Outsiders be Allowed to Compete?
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 1359 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police
HB1534: Will Legislators Allow Outsiders to Apply for HPD Chief?
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Kawananakoa Letter Debunks OHA LLCs Claim to be Immune from UIPA
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 PM :: 1174 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...attorneys representing Abigail Kawananakoa effectively debunk arguments used by the LLC lawyer Kimberly Greeley in opposition to an earlier open records request--which is still pending--from Hawai'i Free Press....

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Robin Danner Writing OHA’s Budget
By Video @ 6:09 PM :: 1204 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Trying To Get Their Hands On Your Beneficiary Funds....

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Saturday, April 08, 2017
Schatz-Connected Developer building ‘Shopping Center’ at Pupukea
By Selected News Articles @ 5:52 PM :: 1792 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Development

...the Star-Adv omits any reference to “Hanapohaku Project Manager Linda Schatz”, also known as Mrs Brian Schatz....

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Friday, April 07, 2017
DLNR: Waikiki Eco Confab Cost Taxpayers Millions
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 1285 Views :: Environment, Ethics, OHA, Tourism

...and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs ponied up $500K buying Kamanao Crabbe the chance to MC the event....

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Friday, April 07, 2017
Good Citizen or "Vexatious Requester"?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:41 PM :: 1009 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

When first introduced, HB1518 put forth a very worrisome proposal....

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Who’s Hiding Behind Homes for Hawaiians?
By Video @ 5:41 PM :: 1050 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...A Grab For Money & Power....

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Hawaii Cannabis Tracking System Designed By Feds, Silicon Valley Billionaires
By Selected News Articles @ 4:26 AM :: 1104 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Drugs

Don’t worry: You can trust the Feds and Silicon Valley with your ‘medical’ marijuana records—unless you annoy them in some way....

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Caldwell Appoints Banker to be Deputy Director of Budget and Fiscal Services
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 1187 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

Most recently, Biggs developed a series of lectures for the University of Hawai‘i Shidler School of Business and Hawai‘i Pacific University providing an overview of local banks and the Hawai‘i banking market....

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
OHA seeks input on upcoming budget (for three days)
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 968 Views :: Ethics, OHA

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is accepting community input through March 31...

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Sabotage in Store for OHA Audit?
By Video @ 5:17 PM :: 1089 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Two Strategies That Could Compromise The Audit & Who Might Want That To Happen....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Travel Ban: Hawaii Judge’s Ruling Based on Fake DHS Document
By Selected News Articles @ 4:38 AM :: 1590 Views :: National News, Ethics

On February 24, AP reporters Vivian Salama and Alicia Caldwell published an AP “exclusive”: “DHS report disputes threat from banned nations.”....

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
FCC, DHHL Ask: Exclusive License to Criminal Al Hee Company Illegal?
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 1089 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...DHHL granted an exclusive license “in perpetuity” to Criminal Al Hee.  Now he's in prison....

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Ratifies Independent Audit
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 8:04 PM :: 1515 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Trustee Keli‘i Akina appointed to chair audit committee....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Trustees Set to Vote on OHA Audit
By Selected News Articles @ 10:55 AM :: 874 Views :: Ethics, OHA

This coming Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 10:00 AM....

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