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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
As Predicted: Andy Winer's Law Partner Nominated for Supreme Court
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 2379 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Police

... raised in the boiler room of Hawaii local politics ....

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Sunday, October 22, 2023
Stop Permitting Favoritism
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:31 AM :: 1945 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... All permit applications are equal, but some are more equal than others ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Sheriff's Top Training Officer Pleads Guilty
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 1964 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... her fake qualifications will protect every officer she trained ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Debris Removal: Corps of Engineers Contractors Purposefully Damage 100s of Properties to Make More Money
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 2683 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Military

"... an intentional effort to capitalize on this tragedy by defrauding the government ...."

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Political Connections Pay Off: USACE awards $52.5 million site assessment, debris removal contract to Dawson Solutions
By News Release @ 3:00 PM :: 3505 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Military

... insiders profit while residents leave for mainland .... 

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Lahaina Slush Fund: USACE awards $19 million 'cultural monitoring' contract
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 2693 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Military

... DTL founder gets a cut of the action ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Lahaina: Corps of Engineers Fake 'Toxic' Cleanup Money Spinner for CNHA, 8a Companies
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 2771 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Military

... The announcement comes as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares to initiate the next phase of the recovery ....

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
​Is it really a good idea to build a new Aloha Stadium?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:20 PM :: 2310 Views :: Ethics, Development, Higher Education, Rail, Tourism

... Considering the record of the old Aloha Stadium, there are many questions ....

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Thursday, October 12, 2023
Maui: Water Meters Taken from Fire Victims
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 PM :: 2133 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

... For customers whose houses were destroyed, the Director of the Department of Water Supply has temporarily canceled water service until the property owner is ready for reconnection ....

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Thursday, October 12, 2023
'B-' Hawaii Community Redistricting Report Card
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 1585 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

... Maps were made public right before meetings, which did not allow for adequate time to review them thoroughly .... 

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Monday, October 9, 2023
DLNR: Official Who Withheld Firefighting Water Gets Job Back
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 2540 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Land Use

... fake 'investigation' ends as soon as Maui Council ponies up political capital ....

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Sunday, October 8, 2023
Who Really Pays?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1828 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Development

... the costs of corruption, fraud, and related bad behavior ....

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Saturday, October 7, 2023
Aloha Stadium Boondoggle Becoming Instagram Joke
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:49 PM :: 2213 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... Jonah Jameson from the "Spiderman" movie franchise laughing at a news headline about the stadium project with a sarcastic caption above it that reads "This won't be another disaster like the rail." ....

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Friday, October 6, 2023
Hawaii AG Investigating Fraudulent Lahaina Fundraising
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 2023 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... several unregistered fundraisers have registered with the department. Some fundraisers have voluntarily ceased solicitation, while other fundraisers are currently subject to further departmental review and scrutiny ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
Let the Donor Beware
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:46 AM :: 1939 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Ethics

... the fund directs the user to a page on ActBlue, a fund-raising platform used by Democrats ....

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
EPA: Civil Beat Publisher Profits from Sale of Illegal Pesticides
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 2307 Views :: Environment, Ethics

...EPA alleges that eBay Sold Unlawful Pesticides, Prohibited Products Containing a Restricted Chemical and Illegal Devices that Defeat Pollution Controls on Motor Vehicles....

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Lawsuit: Hawaii Breaks Law on Voter Rolls
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:36 PM :: 2200 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

... Hawaii’s chief election officer violated the National Voter Registration Act, which requires states to update voter registration rolls regularly ....

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Sunday, September 24, 2023
Lahaina Scammers
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1981 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... there is a darker side ....

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Sunday, September 17, 2023
Has HART gone off the rails again?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:00 PM :: 1827 Views :: Ethics, Rail

... Natalie Iwasa, who was appointed by state Speaker of the House Scott Saiki, has been barred from participating in executive sessions ....

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Sunday, September 17, 2023
Challenging the Housing Czar
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1914 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development, Land Use

... Threats of violence ....

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Saturday, September 16, 2023
Building Permit: A Six-Year Odyssey
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:52 PM :: 2590 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... "the 100% lunacy of TAG's six-year odyssey to obtain a building permit to renovate what is now The Brad Powell Theatre." ....

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Thursday, September 14, 2023
Lawsuit: Green Greed behind Lahaina Deaths
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 4646 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Greenmail

... between 2019 and 2022, Hawaiian Electric invested less than $245,000 on wildfire-specific projects on the island. Instead of spending necessary funds to prevent fires caused by its equipment, Hawaiian Electric instead spent millions of dollars towards efforts to achieve a 100 percent renewable energy goal, which earned the Company bonuses that the Company’s executives used to increase their own compensation ....

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Can Hawaii Republicans Stop Vexatious Litigants?
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 2203 Views :: Ethics, Republican Party

"... Honolulu County Chair Steve Lipscomb, former State Chair candidate Charlotte Rosecrans, and former Vice-Chair and interim State Chair Lohi Goodman  dishonestly presented themselves to party members as candidates for leadership  without disclosing they signed the petition to remove Republicans from the Hawaii ballot...." 

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Monday, September 11, 2023
Bribery: Last DPP Criminal Sentenced
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 2489 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... employees of the DPP took bribes in exchange for performing official acts at DPP .... 

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Friday, September 8, 2023
DoE Employee Convicted of Theft
By News Release @ 5:58 AM :: 2157 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... falsifying DOE mileage and parking forms and using DOE purchase orders and a “P-Card” to steal more than $7,000 from the DOE ....

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023
CNHA Buys Another Apartment Building--No New Affordable Units Created
By News Release @ 4:28 AM :: 2150 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, COVID-19

... “Our goal is to build equity and acquire more properties"  ....

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Friday, September 1, 2023
Suit: Hawaii governor overreaches with housing crisis proclamation
By Court House News @ 1:59 PM :: 2061 Views :: Ethics, Development, Land Use

... Native Hawaiian interest groups and environmental organizations joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii and the Sierra Club on Thursday ....

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Friday, September 1, 2023
UL Lab to Conduct Lahaina Investigation
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 1660 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... "to assess the policies and performance of state and county agencies" -- not MECO ....

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Thursday, August 31, 2023
US House Committee opens investigation into Hawaiian Electric
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 1867 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Ethics

"... Has the Hawai’i State Energy Office been involved? ...."

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Sen Keith-Agaran Resigns--Chased out by Ethics Investigation?
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 3044 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

“... I was appointed to this position, I didn’t run for it initially so I’m not wedded to staying in the Legislature ....”

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Maui Court Issues ‘Writ of Quo Warranto’ vs Green’s July 17 Housing Proclamation
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 2737 Views :: Ethics, Development, Land Use

... "The proclamation usurps all government power into the hands of one unelected former lobbyist" said Petitioner Tom Coffman ....

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023
‘Immediately Caught On’: Hawaii State Rep Slams Developers For Sweeping In ‘Like Vultures’ To Buy Land
By Video @ 7:10 PM :: 2325 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

... The proclamation gave developers ways around regulations ....

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Monday, August 28, 2023
Flashback: How Andaya was selected Maui Emergency Chief
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 2874 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... a selection committee comprised of the Maui PD Chief Faaumu, Maui FD Chief Murray, Elton Ushio, Admin of the Kauaʻi Emergency Management Agency and Vern Miyagi, Admin of the Hawaiʻi State Emergency Management Agency ....

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Monday, August 28, 2023
Fact Check: Joe Biden Embellishes Fire Story in Recent Remarks in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:50 PM :: 1760 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Politicians

... The fire was insignificant, contained to the kitchen and under control within 20 minutes, according to the local fire department ....

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Monday, August 28, 2023
FEMA Holds Employee Trainings on ‘White Supremacy’ As More Than 1,000 in Hawaii Remain Missing
By Selected News Articles @ 5:36 PM :: 2385 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, First Amendment

... FEMA's "resilience" division was advised of a requirement to complete one of three three-hour diversity training modules between Aug. 1 and Sept. 28 ....

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Sunday, August 27, 2023
Lahaina Scammers
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1971 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... there is a darker side ....

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
30 Years later--Varona Village Redevelopment Begins
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 2186 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... to offer the homes and lots for purchase by the tenants of record (the original plantation workers) and current Varona Village residents ....

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
DLNR Faked 'Reassignment' of Official Who Withheld Firefighting Water
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 4554 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics

... The ‘reassignment’ of Manuel was purposefully defective in order to allow for it to be reversed by litigation such as this ....

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Monday, August 21, 2023
Buried News: What was with that Hawaii water official getting showered with leis from 'supporters'?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:46 AM :: 4720 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, OHA

... "supporters" gathered around him, showering him with about 15 leis, which went up to his chin as he grinned happily ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
Housing proclamation raises ‘questions galore’
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:51 PM :: 2039 Views :: Ethics, Development, Land Use

... it selectively grants regulatory relief to projects designated by a committee of housing “czars” ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
Hawai’i County Police Officer Arrested for Burglary and Assault
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 2177 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Police

... The arrest of Kaili stems from an incident reported early Tuesday morning at a residence in Naalehu, where two masked men reportedly entered the 20-year-old victim’s residence and assaulted him ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
VIDEO: Hawaii Official Who Allegedly Withheld Water From Firefighters Says ‘Equity’ Comes First
By Video @ 11:55 PM :: 5125 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Higher Education

... A Hawaiian Studies major, Kaleo prefers a traditional, holistic "One Water" approach where water is revered, not used.  Water requires "true conversations about equity" ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Andaya Quits: Was at Oahu 'Networking Event' as Lahaina Burned
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 2990 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... “It’s a good ol’ boy network. This time it cost lives.” …. 

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Realtors 'Cautioned' on Pressuring Lahaina Property Owners for Sales
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 2160 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Small Business

... According to sources, these people have been cold-calling landowners in an attempt to purchase properties from those injured and to take advantage of their vulnerable situation ....

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Monday, August 14, 2023
Hawaiian 8a Racial Contracting Finished?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:07 PM :: 3892 Views :: Ethics, Military, OHA

... 8(a) application submissions temporarily suspended ....

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Molokai Principal Gets Nepotism Exception
By News Release @ 3:07 AM :: 2347 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... Only one candidate applied ....

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Saturday, July 29, 2023
Green Appoints Thielen, Hannemann ... and Ex-Con Stacy Moniz
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 4299 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

... The Moniz appointment is due in large part from a new law. Under a recent law, Act 260 Session Laws of Hawaii, the Governor must appoint the person nominated by the public employee unions. ....

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
UH Pays Off Ransomware Hackers
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 2598 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

... Hawaii Community College paid at least $100,000 in ransomware attack ....

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Monday, July 24, 2023
OIP Issues Four New Opinions
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 2627 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

... OIP also found, sua sponte, that the PCSC executive session minutes did not convey a true reflection of the matters discussed at the meeting ....

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Friday, July 21, 2023
Former Union Officer Sentenced to 140 Months in Prison for Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, and Embezzlement
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 2434 Views :: Ethics, Labor

... 140 months for conspiracy, wire fraud, and embezzlement from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1260 and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $209,391.72 ....

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