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Thursday, July 18, 2024
No Bankruptcy? Hawaiian Electric Among Firms in $4 Billion Maui Fire Deal
By Selected News Articles @ 9:10 PM :: 214 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Ethics, Cost of Living

... The County and State are picking up enough of the Lahaina fire settlement cost to keep Hawaiian Electric from going bankrupt ....

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Thursday, July 18, 2024
HPD Officer Sentenced for Insurance Fraud
By News Release @ 3:15 PM :: 170 Views :: Ethics, Police

... Kaninau was involved in an automobile accident and subsequently obtained a GEICO insurance policy. He then attempted to file a claim ....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Nago: No HD1 Special Election After Nakashima Death
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 206 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Office of Elections, Republican Party

... Section 11-118, Hawaii Revised Statutes ....

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Saturday, July 13, 2024
Miske Lawyers Blame Wayne Miller for Everything
By Court House News @ 3:14 AM :: 507 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police, Drugs

... racketeering, fraud and attempted kidnapping ....

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Friday, July 12, 2024
​‘Enough of the terror’: Prosecutors urge jury to convict accused Hawaii crime boss
By Court House News @ 3:38 AM :: 469 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police, Drugs

... Miske "left a path of battered bodies, shattered lives, traumatized victims and death scattered in his wake,” as part of a decades-long criminal enterprise ....

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Thursday, July 11, 2024
Kouchi Overthrow Risk in Waianae Senate?
By News Release @ 6:52 AM :: 1479 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

... Gov. Josh Green says if he has to pick a new state senator for District 22 before the Aug. 10 primary it will be Cross Makani Crabbe ...

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Maui Fire, ATF officials 'clarify' process for ATF cause and origin report on Lahaina wildfire
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 157 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... Maui County makes excuses for why they are not releasing ATF report yet ....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Michaels CEO Indicted: 12-year racketeering conspiracy
By News Release @ 5:12 AM :: 971 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... Read the indictment and visualize how Michaels execs would run the same scheme in Hawaii .... 

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Friday, July 5, 2024
Ethics: Hawaii Socialists Illegally Lobbied for Gaza ‘Ceasefire’ Resolution on Taxpayer Dime
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 1080 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

"... Respondent Coffield explained that he was so distressed by Chair Tam’s text message and email that he left work, went to a coffee shop, and then drafted and sent the email from the coffee shop. Respondent Coffield did not return to work that day and neglected to take leave ...."

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Wednesday, July 3, 2024
City: Towing Contractor Ripped off 782 Customers
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 814 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... invoices revealed the mishandling of a $900 fee ....

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Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Mayor signs bill limiting gifts to City employees
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 522 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... prohibiting gifts to City officers and employees valued at more than $50 ....

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Monday, July 1, 2024
‘You’re Nothing!’: Hawaii Black Cop Was Belittled and Racially Bullied By Colleagues, Leading to Four Officers Arrested, Nine Others Placed on Paid Leave
By Selected News Articles @ 8:58 PM :: 1192 Views :: Ethics, Police

... put Horton’s life at risk by ordering the man to rush into traffic at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to stop a moving vehicle while on foot ....

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Monday, July 1, 2024
Supreme Court rules for broad presidential immunity in Donald Trump election subversion case
By Court House News @ 10:45 AM :: 516 Views :: National News, Ethics, Office of Elections

... but no immunity for unofficial acts ....

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Sunday, June 23, 2024
Aloha Stadium Bidding Limited to One Gang of Insiders
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 1392 Views :: Ethics, Development, Higher Education

... Competitive bidding?  No need ....

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Saturday, June 22, 2024
Sandwich Isles Communications: Twenty Years of Criminality
By Selected News Articles @ 6:19 PM :: 959 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii History

... Al Hee was convicted was criminal tax fraud in 2016, which resulted in the FCC and HPUC stripping SIC’s ability to receive USF subsidies ....

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Thursday, June 13, 2024
Geanna Bradley Coverup: Witness Handed Over to Alleged Killer's Family
By Andrew Walden @ 6:03 PM :: 2793 Views :: Ethics, Family, Judiciary

... CWS social workers did not seek immediate medical attention for John “A.B.” Doe after Geanna Bradley was found murdered on January 18, 2024, instead, on January 19, 2024, they placed him with Brandy Blas’ sister ....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
SB2516: HGEA Power Grab forced State CIO to Resign
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 PM :: 2036 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

... CIO Murdock resigned without notice May 31, 2024.  Now we know why ....

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Green: Civil Beat Publisher will Steer Hawaii's Applications for Federal Funds
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 974 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Pierre Omidyar

... to assist in applying for and securing federal funds relating to renewable energy, local food, clean transportation, and fresh water ....

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Saturday, June 1, 2024
Clayton Hee Trying to Sneak Back into the State Senate
By Andrew Walden @ 6:26 AM :: 4572 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections, Republican Party

... UPDATE Monday, June 3, 2024:  Republican Sen Brenton Awa pulled and filed today.  Democrats Clayton Hee and Ben Shafer filed their nomination petitions.  .... 

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Friday, May 31, 2024
Al Hee to Cut Hawaiian Homelands Phone Lines?
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 2308 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... An SIC service outage would also affect DHHL’s phone service...the department has established an interim call center for lessees ....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Kalua Case Secrecy: Hawaii Department of Human Services Nominated for 'Golden Padlock Award'
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 1139 Views :: Ethics, Family

... for stonewalling a review of its own actions in the death of a 6-year-old girl ....

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Sunday, May 26, 2024
Secret Administrative Directives, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1088 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

... secret instructions from the Director of Taxation to his staff ....

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Friday, May 24, 2024
UHPA: Legislators' Retaliation Games Endanger UH Outside Funding
By News Release @ 10:06 PM :: 888 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, Labor

"These legislators continually criticize, find fault, and introduce legislation intent on diminishing the work carried out at UH."

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Sue Big Pharma: State Scores $900M Jackpot
By News Release @ 12:16 AM :: 1047 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

"they did not update their label”

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
DHHL: After Hawaiian Tel Auction Buy, Criminal Al Hee's Sandwich Isles Scam Causing 'phone and internet disruptions'
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 1931 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...At a May 20, 2024, US Marshall’s Auction on the steps of the Honolulu Federal Courthouse, Hawaiian Tel won ownership of the former assets of Sandwich Isles Communications....

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Sunday, May 19, 2024
Secret Administrative Directives, Part 1
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1132 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Taxes

... DoTax claims Administrative Directives are for “Internal Use” and are not to be disclosed to the public ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is a slush fund—Where is the money going?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:54 PM :: 3368 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Ironically, OHA is repeating the error of Hawaiian Kingdom royals who exploited their own people and relied on an alliance with businessmen ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
Defend Hawaii: Miske Lawyer Celebrates Kaneshiro Corruption Victory, Tells Feds to Pack Up and Leave
By Court House News @ 2:06 AM :: 4758 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... The quirky panel of 14 jurors had been coordinating outfits by color most days throughout the duration of trial ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Influential high school administrator in Hawaii shrugs as boy competes in girls' track and field state championships
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 2506 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... 'several' of the girls' relay teams at Kea'au High School had two males on them ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Curt Otaguro Named new Boss of Airports Division
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 1296 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... In his previous roles as State Comptroller and Deputy Superintendent of Operations for the Department of Education, Otaguro managed facilities on a large scale as well as complex Capital Improvement Projects ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Closing arguments begin in high-profile Hawaii bribery trial
By Court House News @ 2:40 PM :: 1206 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... trial of former Honolulu prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro, businessman Dennis Mitsunaga and co-defendants facing accusations of conspiracy to commit fraud and bribery ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Blasting and drilling to begin soon at the Kilohana temporary housing site
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 763 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

... The USACE lead contractor on the project, Aktarius, LLC dba Dawson AKT ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Final witness testifies as former prosecutor’s corruption trial draws to a close in Hawaii
By Court House News @ 2:22 PM :: 1178 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Prosecutors say businessman Dennis Mitsunaga used hefty campaign contributions to exert influence over Hawaii's political landscape ....

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Monday, May 13, 2024
Black Sand, Kobayashi First to benefit from DEP 'Affordable Housing' Scheme
By News Release @ 9:07 PM :: 1503 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... involves sharing a percentage of net appreciation with HHFDC ....

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024
SB2919: Hotel Industry 'worked hand-in-hand with community partners and the government'
By News Release @ 5:44 AM :: 1519 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Labor, Tourism

“We thank Gov. Green, Hawai‘i legislators, and our partners at the Hawai‘i Hotel Alliance, UNITE HERE Local 5, and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 142 for their leadership in passing this important law."--AHLA Interim President & CEO Kevin Carey

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024
IBEW 1186 Employee Hit With $44K Embezzlement Charge
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 1424 Views :: Ethics, Labor

... after an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Labor-Management Standards ....

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Sunday, May 5, 2024
FBI Raids? No problem--Dawson Begins Construction of Lahaina Housing
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 2010 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Military

... Because USACE is involved, 8a companies such as Dawson score no-bid contracts.  Hopefully the FBI investigation and any future indictments and arrests won't interfere with construction.  It also helps that Robin Danner scored a gig in the Governor's office ....

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Saturday, May 4, 2024
Green 'Climate Team' Headed by A&B Exec to Lead Maui 'Recovery'
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 1842 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Development, Land Use

... Three Words: 'Conflict Of Interest' ....

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Saturday, May 4, 2024
Green Signs Six Good Government Bills into Law
By News Release @ 5:37 PM :: 1177 Views :: Ethics

... six fig leaves ....

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Saturday, May 4, 2024
Dems: Income Tax Cut Tops off 'Productive' Legislative Session
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 1444 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

"... ALICE families will experience firsthand one of the biggest tax cuts in the State’s history ...."

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Thursday, May 2, 2024
Maui County to (attempt to) Outlaw 'Minatoya List' Condotels
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 7332 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development, Greenmail, Drugs

... "Too bad Maui didn’t learn from the City getting spanked for unconstitutionally attempting to legislatively phase out vested property rights to STRs" ....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024
OHA Above the Law? One Trustee Says 'No'
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:56 PM :: 1454 Views :: Ethics, OHA

“I am concerned that the amicus brief will be perceived as an attempt by OHA to evade accountability to state ethics laws and oversight. Courts have ruled that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is a state agency whose leadership and employees are subject to the standards of conduct and behavior expected of all state personnel.” --- OHA Trustee Keli'i Akina

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Monday, April 29, 2024
Hawaii 3rd Best State for 'Fiscal Transparency'
By News Release @ 10:58 PM :: 1167 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

... but Hawaii gets only 6 of 15 points possible for ‘Include a net position not distorted by misleading and confusing deferred items.’ ....

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Saturday, April 27, 2024
Miske Hitman Criminal Record Secretly Expunged
By Andrew Walden @ 12:32 AM :: 3851 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Second Amendment

... You won’t find any record of expungement proceedings on ECourtKokua—they’re secret ....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Another Foster Care Fail: Kids Sleep in Attic of Home Full of Lunatics, Perverts, and Drug Addicts
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:01 AM :: 3570 Views :: Ethics, Family

... The State Auditor studied 30 foster homes picked at random.  Here is one of the 30 ....

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Sunday, April 21, 2024
And Now the Big Guns Come Out
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1848 Views :: Ethics, Small Business, Taxes

... I became convinced that the proceedings, or at least this part of them, were prearranged ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
OIP Issues Five New Opinions
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 1245 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics, Police

... one formal opinion and four informal opinions ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
Maui County Pushes Back Against AG Report on Fires
By News Release @ 3:24 PM :: 1277 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... The more liability assigned to Maui County, the less liability for Hawaiian Electric. Maui County cannot declare bankruptcy and transfer ownership of the County to outside lenders.  Hawaiian Electric can.  This is all about protecting old-boy power centers. ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
DCCA Revokes Miske Termite License--14 Cases of Price Gouging
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 1330 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... License revocation, $35,000 fine, $22,114.56 restitution ....

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Friday, April 19, 2024
​‘Blankety-blank’ bills at Legislature leave Hawaii taxpayers in the dark
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:04 PM :: 1101 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... To address the problem, Yamachika suggested that legal action might be necessary ....

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