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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Naming Names: Airports Division Ran Late-Night Parties Where Hawaii Politicians Raked In Money
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 420 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA, COVID-19

... late-night parties in a cramped second-floor office where lobbyists and executives seeking government contracts lined up to drop cash and checks into a metal lockbox ....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
10 'Good Government' Bills up for Final House Vote
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 211 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... A final vote is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, and upon approval, the bills proceed to the governor's desk for his signature....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Victim of bribery scheme testifies in Hawaii prosecutor corruption case
By Court House News @ 5:31 AM :: 463 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... A former Honolulu prosecutor is accused of accepting nearly $50,000 from a local engineering firm to go after a former employee with criminal charges ....

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Monday, April 15, 2024
Got your Top Three? Secret Staffing Agency Helps State Retirees get Contract Work
By News Release @ 5:21 AM :: 427 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

... and the State Ethics Commission says it's all good ....  

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
Affordable Housing?  HB2328 Bethel Block Bill Secretly a Sweet Deal for Fullard-Leo Family
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 AM :: 1364 Views :: Ethics, Development

... secretly to give $8,480,800 over the tax assessment to one specific family at the request of Neil Abercrombie ....

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Friday, April 12, 2024
Rape and Death: HB2340 pays $2.5M to Coverup Foster Care Disasters
By Andrew Walden @ 11:19 PM :: 1348 Views :: Ethics, Family, Judiciary

... rape, sodomy, forced oral copulation and fondling, physical beatings, starvation, theft and destruction of personal property, and failure to provide medical care, clothing, and medicine ....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
Marconi Point Project Connected to DPP Bribery Scandal
By Selected News Articles @ 6:14 PM :: 1370 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use

... City Seeks to Dismiss Marconi Claims, Supports Move to Depose Bribery Convicts ....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024
The Secret History of the Mercado Kim Crime Family
By Andrew Walden @ 9:48 PM :: 5981 Views :: Ethics, Gambling, Hawaii History, Police, Politicians, Drugs

... Mercado Kim's uncle, John Sayin Kim, became Godfather of Hawaii organized crime after the explosion of his Cadillac Eldorado in Chinatown ....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024
EXTENDED AGAIN: Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 3466 Views :: Ethics

... The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Hawaiʻi State Ethics Commission. The term will be for four years ....

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Saturday, March 30, 2024
Stop Big Oil Suit: Did Hawaii's Hyper-Ideological Supreme Court Blow It?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:52 PM :: 2043 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Judiciary, Cost of Living

... there's a price to be paid for preening and posturing .... 

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Friday, March 29, 2024
OIP Director Leaving Office
By News Release @ 4:50 PM :: 1232 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... Park will be retiring from OIP at the end of March 2024.  Supervising Staff Attorney Carlotta Amerino will become OIP’s Acting Director in April. ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
Aloha Stadium Bidding Limited to Two Gangs of Insiders
By News Release @ 4:34 AM :: 2575 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

... only these insiders are qualified to bid ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
​Applicants Sought to Fill Vacancies on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court
By News Release @ 1:18 AM :: 1068 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... Applicants Also Sought for Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program Board ....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
HGEA Plants Convicted Felon on HLRB
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 AM :: 1704 Views :: Ethics, Labor

... it "harms the legal system, the profession, and the public" while fostering "a perception of privilege and arrogance" ....

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Monday, March 25, 2024
Leaked WPATH Files Expose Medical Malpractice at Global Transgender Healthcare Authority
By News Release @ 6:24 AM :: 1457 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

... The files, which were leaked from within the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), were published by the US-based think tank Environmental Progress ....

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Sunday, March 24, 2024
Fear of the Unknown
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1166 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits, Taxes

... some bills replace a current tax rate with a blank.  Or several blanks.  Those are scary because you don’t know what our lawmakers are thinking of putting in there ....

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Friday, March 22, 2024
HECO's Secret Wildfire Plan: Congress Demands Answers
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 1398 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Ethics, Congressional Delegation

... the Hawaii Public Utility Commission revealed it had not seen the document prior to the fires and only learned of its existence when HECO referenced it in HECO’s September 19, 2023, response ....

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Thursday, March 21, 2024
Disgraced Mililani Athletic Director Fined $274,500 by Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 1525 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... This is the highest administrative fee ever issued by the Commission ....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Big Island Press Club celebrates retired judge, dishonors Hawai‘i emergency administrator
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 1630 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, First Amendment

... law allowing the governor and county mayors to suspend electronic media transmission during a state of emergency ....

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Monday, March 18, 2024
AG Points Finger at Maui County: 53 Subpoenas Delay Lahaina Fire Report
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 1651 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Ethics

... The more Maui County is responsible, the less Hawaiian Electric owes.  And Maui County has sovereign immunity against lawsuits ....

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Monday, March 11, 2024
Lahaina: Purposefully Making Rebuilding Slow, Expensive, and Frustrating
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:04 PM :: 2131 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

... Federal aid money is pouring in, but “no one seems to know where it’s going” ....

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Saturday, March 9, 2024
DHS: Green Appoints Political Hack to Oversee Department Overflowing with Dead Babies
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 1930 Views :: Ethics, Family, Hawaii State Government

... As a state Representative from 2004 to 2023, Yamane chaired various committees including Health, Human Services, and Homelessness ....

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Friday, March 8, 2024
Fake Minutes and Fire Secrecy: OIP Posts Three New Opinions
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 1543 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Ethics

"... the executive session minutes did not convey a true reflection of the matters discussed at the meeting ..."

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Friday, March 8, 2024
OIP: Sunshine and UIPA Bills on the Move
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 1311 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... we are halfway through the 2024 legislative session, the State Office of Information Practices (OIP) is providing this update of Sunshine Law and UIPA bills that have survived and crossed over ....

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Friday, March 8, 2024
Audit: 100% FEMA Fail on Kauai Disaster Procurement
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 1566 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics

... projects seeking FEMA reimbursement could be subject to an Office of the Inspector General’s (“OIG”) audit ....

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Thursday, March 7, 2024
Kouchi in Danger After Nahale-a Debacle?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:11 AM :: 3349 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, Politicians

... if a person who voted for Nahale-a gets ticked off enough to try and flip at least one of the votes that voted against, then they could have a shot at reorganizing the Senate ....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024
"A move by Senator Donna Mercado Kim to reshape the Board of Regents into her name, image, and likeness"
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 2075 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, Labor

"This vote is about abuse of power."

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024
'My Vote is for Sale' -- How Biden Lost the American Samoa Democratic Caucus
By Selected News Articles @ 5:57 PM :: 1668 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics

... "My Vote Is For Sale" ....

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Sunday, March 3, 2024
Amended Return Equals Guilty Plea
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1520 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

... Here’s how the strategy works ....

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Saturday, March 2, 2024
Lahaina aid should be about quality, not quantity
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:46 PM :: 1389 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... “There’s not been a lot of transparency” regarding how wildfire relief funds are being spent ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
SB3381: Stop Lahaina Property Owners from Rebuilding
By Andrew Walden @ 9:07 PM :: 4326 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development, Labor

... will Lahaina literally be handed over to the HCDA and an appointed ‘Community Board’ comprised of Josh Green’s hand-picked Carpenters Union representatives? ....

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Saturday, February 17, 2024
Skimming Nuclear Munitions Contract? Lawsuit Alleges Dawson is Fake Hawaiian Company
By Andrew Walden @ 7:54 PM :: 4696 Views :: Ethics, Military, OHA

... "Nuclear Munitions Command and Control" is a $698K per year grift  ....

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Hawaii Information Practices: Annual Report for 2023
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 1237 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

... 2,253 UIPA record requests received by the State agencies in FY 2023 and 2,839 by the Counties ....

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Sunday, January 28, 2024
LLC Ownership Secrecy: Oh BOI, More Red Tape for All
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1329 Views :: Ethics, Small Business

... ultra-wealthy oligarchs, bad actors, and others are seeing us—the United States—as a haven where they can park money or assets in entities, like limited liability companies ....

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Saturday, January 27, 2024
Audit Exposes Widespread Payroll Cheating at State Hospital
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 7:57 PM :: 1731 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor

"...staff’s intentional attempts to inflate their pay...."

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Court: Ethics Rules do Apply to OHA Trustees
By News Release @ 1:12 PM :: 1297 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... The Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission is pleased to announce a significant legal victory in Akana v. Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission ....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Trial begins for Hawaii businessman accused of murder-for-hire, racketeering
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 1418 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

“...The kid’s got to go....”

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Thursday, January 18, 2024
Settlement Hearing Set for Hawaii DoE Title IX Class Action Suit
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 1116 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... class action lawsuit on behalf of present and future Campbell High School female students who participate, seek to participate, and/or are or were deterred from participating in athletics ....

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Saturday, January 13, 2024
Lisa Ginoza and Vladimir Devens Sworn In as Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Associate Justices 
By News Release @ 4:42 PM :: 1053 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... Suuurrrprise! New Supreme Court Justice Devens Concealed his role as Carpenters Union Operative ....

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Friday, January 12, 2024
Company Owned by Civil Beat Publisher Criminally Liable for Terror Campaign Against Media Critics
By News Release @ 4:34 AM :: 1675 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Pierre Omidyar

“Today’s settlement holds e-Bay criminally and financially responsible for emotionally, psychologically, and physically terrorizing the publishers of an online newsletter...." 

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Monday, January 8, 2024
Housing regulations add up to solid brick wall against homebuilding
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:44 AM :: 1173 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development, Land Use

... it’s taken almost half a year to see anything come from the governor’s emergency proclamation ....

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Saturday, December 30, 2023
Pinata: Legislature opens GIA application processes
By News Release @ 6:16 PM :: 1149 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... The Legislature will continue to accept GIA applications until Friday, January 19, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. ....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
​Maui County diverts UIPA requests to 'online portal'
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1072 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... Starting Jan. 24, 2024 ....

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Monday, December 25, 2023
Public Corruption In The Land Of Aloha
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 PM :: 2786 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Police

... Rather than get personally involved and perhaps step on the wrong toes, people deliberately chose to go along to get along ....

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Chinese Illegals: CNMI DMV Chief Convicted of License Fraud
By News Release @ 3:04 PM :: 1489 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News

... As Chief of the BMV, Leon Guerrero knowingly permitted 'Ivan' to submit fraudulent immigration documents, on at least 50 occasions between January 2020 and December 2022 ....

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Friday, December 15, 2023
Green Picks Miyake for HD10 Vacancy
By Andrew Walden @ 9:58 PM :: 2651 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... Tyson Miyake--Construction boss and former Maui County Chief of Staff under Victorino, now Vice President of Corporate Affairs for lobbying firm, Karey Kapoi LLC ....

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Hilo Police Detective Arrested for Perjury and Tampering With a Government Record
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 1316 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Police, Drugs

... Following his arrest, Brown was placed on leave without pay pending the outcome ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Two types of corruption fuel cronyism in Hawaii — illegal and legal
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:14 PM :: 1360 Views :: Ethics

... Legal corruption comes in the form of special interest groups currying favor from politicians to pass laws that narrowly benefit just them ....

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Monday, November 27, 2023
Fire: AG Subpoenas Maui County Officials
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 1240 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... Subpoenas have been served upon the Maui Emergency Management Agency, the County of Maui Department of Public Works, and the County of Maui Department of Water Supply ....

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Monday, November 27, 2023
CBS: Maui County Uncooperative with Fire Investigation
By Video @ 5:15 PM :: 1848 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

“...Multiple sources are telling CBS News that Maui county officials, from Mayor Richard Bissen on down, are not responding to requests for interviews from Hawai`i state officials who are conducting an official investigation about the fire launched by governor Josh Green....”

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