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Sunday, February 24, 2019
Double Trouble: Lyon Also Offered Cash to Son of FSM President
By Andrew Walden @ 10:11 PM :: 18938 Views :: DHHL, National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Christopher Ivan Christian, was offered a “retainer” --$5K per month by Lyon—with a plan to increase to $10K....

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Saturday, February 23, 2019
Impeach Kaneshiro: Yoshimura Pushes Back Against McCorriston tactics
By News Release @ 11:11 AM :: 6349 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... An attorney with Mr. McCorriston’s legal education and experience, should certainly realize his allegation is both false and "baseless" ....

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Friday, February 22, 2019
HART Property Acquisitions: The Denis Dwyer Connection
By Tom Berg @ 2:51 PM :: 7101 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Rail

"...Dwyer was to acquire all federal properties...."

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Surprise: HART Subpoenaed TWICE by Feds
By Andrew Walden @ 7:21 PM :: 6478 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Flashback Feb 23, 2018: Criminal Intent: Honolulu rail pays $3.8M penalty for Corrupt Relocation Over Payments to Politically Connected Developers....

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
A Change at OHA That Changes Everything
By Video @ 2:21 AM :: 6725 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Trustee Dan Ahuna, who is being investigated by the FBI, takes over Committee overseeing Audit....

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Sunday, February 17, 2019
SB652: Will Legislators Give Drunk Rave Promoter $50M?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:41 PM :: 8414 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Politicians

...This is Jon Riki Karamatsu’s second try for Keahole money....  

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Sunday, February 17, 2019
Squirreling Away Money at the Dept. of Transportation
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 4992 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...The auditor found that they have lots of money lying around. More than $120 million in accounts that haven’t been even touched for five years....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
FULL TEXT: Federal Subpoena of HART Records
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 5668 Views :: Ethics, Rail

... HART is required to deliver documents to a Honolulu Federal Grand Jury on or before March 7, 2019 ....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
Not too late to hold rail accountable
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:47 PM :: 4815 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

...New York and California killed off expensive rail projects--Hawaii can too....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
UPDATE: FSM Government Responds to Lyon Bribery Charge
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 12482 Views :: Ethics, World News, Law Enforcement

...On February 14th, 2019 the FSM National Government was informed that the United States Government has approved the sharing of information related to this case....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Disbar Dubin--Disciplinary Board
By Andrew Walden @ 10:38 PM :: 7177 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...The Board recommends that the Supreme Court of the State of Hawai'i issue an Order that Respondent Dubin be DISBARRED....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Who Wants to Give OHA Millions More?
By Video @ 7:21 PM :: 4039 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Talk About Throwing Good Money After Bad ....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Screening Committee Selects Three KSBE Trustee Finalists
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 4189 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...three finalists to replace Kamehameha Schools Trustee Corbett Kalama whose term ends on June 30, 2019. They are:  Anton Krucky, Coralie Chun Matayoshi and Crystal Rose....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Gabbard Hires Russian Agent--Story to go National?
By Andrew Walden @ 1:28 PM :: 6375 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

...Very interesting. Tulsi Gabbard, the only Democratic presidential candidate who has full Kremlin support and who praised Syria's Assad, has hired Chris Cooper of Potomoc Square Group, the same DC fixer who the Russians hired to smear me and Sergei Magnitsky in 2016. Coincidence?....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
FULL TEXT: Connors, Ballard ask Supreme Court to Remove Kaneshiro--Prosecutor Accused of Retaliating Against Witnesses
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 PM :: 5546 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary

...“Once he sent those disciplinary notices to those employees, signed them, and said you are hereby put on notice, I think it’s moved over to tampering with a witness or obstruction of justice”....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Lyon Bribery Micronesia: Arrests Start at the Top
By Andrew Walden @ 4:15 AM :: 24540 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, World News

...Arrested over the weekend, Master Halbert, son-in-law of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) President Peter Christian and son of FSM Senator Dohsis Halbert, appeared before Honolulu Federal Judge Richard L. Puglisi for arraignment Monday, February 11, 2019.... 

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Monday, February 11, 2019
Senate Committee Refuses to Recognize Hundreds of Emailed Testimonies
By News Release @ 1:44 AM :: 6782 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Second Amendment

...The Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs has arbitrarily decided to not accept testimony submitted to it via e-mail....

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Saturday, February 9, 2019
Lyon Bribe: DHHL Releases Suspect Contract Docs
By Andrew Walden @ 9:14 PM :: 9640 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Ethics

...Full Text: 211 pages of documentation related to the now-infamous 2010 DHHL contract with Lyon Associates....

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Friday, February 8, 2019
PRP App Reveals Web of Political Connections
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 4850 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...After taking over the publishing of the Hawai‘i Directory of Public Officials in 2018, PRP saw an opportunity....

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Friday, February 8, 2019
VIDEO: Abigail Kawananakoa Releases Edited Interview
By Video @ 3:33 AM :: 6464 Views :: Ethics, Family, OHA

...Campbell Estate heiress Abigail Kawananakoa released a video interview on Feb. 7, 2019 that was filmed on Jan. 15, 2019 at her home in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Ethics: Rowena Akana Fined $23K--Trouble Began with OHA-Funded Scheme to Dig Up Kawaiahao Church Graveyard
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 5141 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Princess Kawananakoa believes that Kawaiaha’o church officials and construction workers dug up and disturbed the burial plot of her ancestor Queen Kapi’olani ....

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Sunday, February 3, 2019
Lyon Bribery: $240K to Buy DHHL Contract?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:37 PM :: 7388 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...Under the plea agreement, “(Lyon) is required to submit…an accurate and complete list of all business he is currently affiliated/involved with that involve federal contacts.”....

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Sunday, February 3, 2019
Applicants Wanted for State Campaign Spending Commission
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 5378 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Judiciary

...The terms will run from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023....

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Saturday, February 2, 2019
Sex Harassment: New House Rules "add another layer of silence"
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 6680 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Notably, the draft policy excludes the Hawaii State Ethics Commission, which rendered the Souki decision last year....

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Saturday, February 2, 2019
Legislators Pressure OHA on Audit, LLCs
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:33 PM :: 4229 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...on January 9, after hearing OHA's biennium budget request, members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee raised questions about the progress of the independent audit of OHA and its LLCs. A similar question was raised the next day at the House Finance Committee....

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 1:28 AM :: 2888 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, 2019 through June 30, 2023....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Lyon Bribes: Caldwell Appoints Crook to Zoning Board After Receiving $16.5K
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 10416 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use

...After receiving the campaign contributions, Caldwell appointed the criminal Lyon to the juicy position July 30, 2014 for a term ending June 30, 2019....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Auditor Slams DoT--$112M Illegally Hidden from Legislature
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:16 PM :: 5472 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA

...three revolving funds, and one trust fund with remaining balances which total approximately $120 million as of June 30, 2018, had no financial activity during our (5 year) review period....

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Conflict of Interest? Judiciary Debunks Ozawa
By News Release @ 9:35 AM :: 5677 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary

...Mr. Ozawa was able to but did not object to any justice’s participation in this case before the final decision. Mr. Ozawa also did not raise any objection to Justice Pollack’s and Justice Wilson’s participation in the 2014 election challenge....

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Sunday, January 27, 2019
Naming Names: Hawaii Politicians Profit from Sub-Minimum Wage Sweatshops for the Disabled
By Selected News Articles @ 8:36 PM :: 9260 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor

...secrets of the system in our state through which public funds are funneled into private pockets while workers with disabilities toil away in sweatshops....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Plaintiffs to Appeal 'Gut-n-Replace' Ruling
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 3754 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

..."It legitimizes a practice born in smoke-filled rooms, out of the public's eye and is an insult to the openness we brag about in the Hawaii State Legislature."....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Felony Tax Violations: Honolulu DUI Attorney Pleads Guilty
By News Release @ 4:13 PM :: 4435 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

...Noah Fiddler's sentencing is scheduled for May 2, 2019....

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Who's Getting Really Scared at OHA?
By Video @ 7:30 PM :: 4855 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... They Refuse To Hand Over Key Documents, Hoping To Kill The Audit ....

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Sunday, January 20, 2019
DOE’s Repair Backlog Is How Much Again?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3832 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...In a budget briefing at the legislature at about this time last year, Department of Education officials reported that their backlog of repair and maintenance jobs was $293 million, and they were patting themselves on the back because it was a significant drop from the $392 million reported in 2010....

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Hawaii’s Failed Campaign Finance Law: The Case of the Star-Advertiser’s Missing Front Page Ad Disclaimer
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 10:19 PM :: 6533 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

... The penalty to Preserve Our Hawaii for the violation would be $25; the penalty to the Star-Advertiser would be nothing ....

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Friday, January 18, 2019
City Auditor: HART Cost Overruns Will Continue
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 4606 Views :: Ethics, Rail

"...HART policies and practices are inadequate to prevent cost overruns and schedule delays from recurring...."

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Friday, January 18, 2019
$10 Maui Oceanfront Parcel? Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case
By Robert Thomas @ 1:40 AM :: 5938 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Land Use

...Would You Pay $10 for Maui Beachfront Land?....

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Audit: HART Board Hands Control to Contractor with Little Oversight
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:21 PM :: 5209 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...In Report 2, we examined the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s current management structure, the relationship between HART and its Board of Directors, and HART’s use of third-party consultants to manage the Honolulu Rail Transit Project....

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Caldwell Coverup: Mayor Hid Target Letter from Public--Feds Raid Fasi Building
By Selected News Articles @ 2:21 AM :: 10587 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Honolulu’s corporation counsel Donna Leong received a federal “target letter” eleven days ago--Caldwell said nothing until the story broke in the media....

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Monday, January 14, 2019
FCC Slaps Down Sandwich Isles Again--Orders Company to Continue Serving Customers
By Andrew Walden @ 6:08 PM :: 4888 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...SIC may not discontinue service without our express authorization....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
BoE Will Re-Do Sup’t Vote—May Have Acted Illegally on Other Executive Hires
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 5082 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

"...The chairwoman also said the BOE needs to review other past executive-session actions to ascertain whether or not they also should be invalidated...."

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Auditor: Internal Docs Show HART Lied to Public About Rail Costs
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:24 PM :: 7530 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...We found that, as the Honolulu Rail Transit Project progressed and costs swelled from $5.122 billion in 2012 to $9.188 billion in 2018, HART began reporting information to the public that often contradicted its own internal projections or differed from what it was telling the Federal Transit Administration....

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
'The untouchables: Out-of-control prosecutors and the system that protects them'
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 6900 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...featuring nationally famous criminal justice journalist Radley Balko....

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
State Supreme Court Declares Fevella the Winner--LoPresti Leaves us with One More Weird Story
By Brett Kulbis @ 1:42 PM :: 6530 Views :: Ethics, Republican Party

...The Hawaii Supreme Court declared a Republican victory for Senator Kurt Fevella in the 2018 General Election for State Senate District 19....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
What Should OHA Really be Doing?
By Video @ 8:08 PM :: 4006 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Beneficiaries Need More Than Unity Amongst Trustees....

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Auditor Follows up on Foundation on Culture and Arts
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 12:18 AM :: 4297 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...the Foundation and DAGS have implemented 16 and partially implemented 7 of the 29 recommendations. Six recommendations have not been implemented....

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Monday, January 7, 2019
Keli'i Akina Interviews Environmental Watchdog Caroll Cox
By Video @ 10:39 PM :: 5592 Views :: Environment, Ethics

...Carroll Cox has spent decades investigating environmental violations by individuals, companies, and the government....

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Saturday, January 5, 2019
Auditor: Conveyance Tax Money Misspent by DLNR
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 8:05 PM :: 7179 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Land Use, Taxes

...In 2005, the Legislature provided the land conservation program with a dedicated funding source – ten percent of conveyance tax collected...here's what happened next....

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Friday, January 4, 2019
Government-Funded Sweatshops: No Minimum Wage for Hawaii Disabled Workers
By Selected News Articles @ 9:39 PM :: 8479 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor, Small Business

...people with disabilities in Hawaii often work for pennies per hour while living on welfare benefits....

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019
A Stunning Revelation at OHA
By Video @ 10:47 PM :: 4615 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...He Not Only Admitted They've Been Concealing Information, But From Whom....

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