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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Proposed Hawaii State Privacy Laws
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 AM :: 266 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Small Business

... Hawaii lawmakers introducing consumer privacy bills and biometric privacy bills ....

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Friday, January 20, 2023
John Waihee’s Favorite Trump-era influence peddler sentenced to prison
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 1643 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Hawaii History, Republican Party

... Nickie Lum of the Infamous Lum Crime Family Sentenced for Facilitating Unregistered Lobbying Campaign in Exchange for Approximately $3 Million ....

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Thursday, January 19, 2023
Corruption at every level: Why I left Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:47 PM :: 3491 Views :: Ethics, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... To this day, I still wonder where the $58 million that was earmarked for testing and tracing went or whose pockets it lined ....

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Thursday, January 19, 2023
Let the sun shine in
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:33 AM :: 359 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... The only question is whether they have the political will ....

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Thursday, January 19, 2023
Four Hawaii Correctional Officers Sentenced for Abusing Inmate and Conspiring to Cover Up Abuse
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 585 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... a multi-year conspiracy to cover-up the abuse ....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
ODC: Green Energy Lawyer Paid Kickback to get $1000/hour legal fees
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 705 Views :: Environment, Ethics

... Kvam engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.  Kvam also violated the rules by paying a prohibited referral fee in the nature of a “commission” ....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023
How to fix Hawaii's SLOW permitting departments
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:30 AM :: 799 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... Hawaii is one of the slowest states in the nation when it comes to approving building permits ....

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Sunday, January 15, 2023
Transparency by Executive Order? Gov Green responds
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:59 PM :: 635 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... two dozen community and media organizations suggest changes that could be implemented by executive order ....

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Friday, January 13, 2023
Secret Report by Secret Author Used to Expel Top Execs of Bishop Museum
By News Release @ 5:19 AM :: 1643 Views :: Ethics

... the report will not be made public ....

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Thursday, January 12, 2023
Sovereignty Lawyer Dexter Kaiama Law License Suspended by Supreme Court
By News Release @ 3:31 AM :: 1203 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... He is also required to promptly notify all of his clients, and any attorneys for any adverse party in any pending litigation, of his suspension and consequent inability to act as an attorney ....

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Another 'Clean Elections' Bill Introduced
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 582 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

... this would cost the state $25 million per year ....

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Sunday, January 1, 2023
“Deep Moral Crisis” in Hawai‘i Government
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:33 PM :: 1257 Views :: Ethics

... bold proposals for legislative reform ....

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Saturday, December 31, 2022
Paranoia Will Destroy Ya: Maui Police CIU 'Kidnaps' one of its own officers
By Andrew Walden @ 7:12 PM :: 1285 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

... a lawsuit filed in 2nd Circuit Court November 4 by former MPD Officer Manuel Sorcy shows CIU investigators intensely focused on Chief Faaumu’s internal rivals both real and imagined ....

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Monday, December 26, 2022
Convicted Meth Dealer Asks Federal Court Permission to Take Over Laborer’s Union
By Andrew Walden @ 10:48 PM :: 4044 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Rail, Drugs

... “If my name sounds familiar it's because my dad was President of the Hawaii AFL-CIO and the Business Manager/ Financial Secretary for the Hawaii Carpenters Union Local 745 for over 20 years.”….

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Sunday, December 25, 2022
Earning a Procurement Exemption
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 892 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

“...You’re going to have to earn something like that....”

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Saturday, December 17, 2022
Why We Left Hawaii: Police Misconduct Threatens My Wife and Daughter
By Andrew Walden @ 9:37 PM :: 4778 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Police

... building contractor Chris Kagawa lived on the Big Island his entire life until he was forced to relocate to the mainland in June, 2022 due to the actions of the Hawaii County PD ....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Disgraced Bitcoin Billionaire Sent Thousands to Hawaii Democrats
By Andrew Walden @ 10:01 PM :: 1718 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics

... Indicted for campaign fraud and misappropriation of client deposits, former crypto-billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) is now under arrest in the Bahamas facing extradition to the US ....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Green Names 17 More Appointees
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 1317 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... With these selections, Gov. Green has now identified a Director for every state department ....

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Monday, December 12, 2022
Kawananakoa Estate: Sex, Drugs, and Inequality
By Andrew Walden @ 1:16 PM :: 42734 Views :: Ethics, Drugs

...If you’re rich, Hawaii is a really lousy place to get sick....

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Thursday, December 8, 2022
Kahele Skips out on Final Congressional Session with Another Proxy Letter
By Andrew Walden @ 1:56 PM :: 1144 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, COVID-19

... HI2 is now represented by Rep Lou Correa .... 

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022
With Minutes left on Clock, McCartney rescinds tourism contract with Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 1213 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

"...CNHA plans to update its protest against the unlawful actions of DBEDT's former director Mike McCartney...."

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Monday, December 5, 2022
Ethics Comm Dings Teacher for Accepting $16K
By News Release @ 1:29 AM :: 1286 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... making it difficult to ensure that state employees are not accepting cash payments from improper sources  ....

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Sunday, December 4, 2022
Ridicule, Violent Opposition, Acceptance: OHA and DLNR
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:33 PM :: 1567 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Truth Goes Through Three Stages ....

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Sunday, December 4, 2022
Want to Fight Corruption?  Follow the Money
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1579 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

... We, as taxpayers who are supplying the money, have the right to see where it goes. In real time, not several years later as seen in one nonprofit’s recent fight with the Department of Education ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
31 Proposals to Stop Fraud, Drug Trafficking, and Bribery by Public Officials
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 1409 Views :: Ethics

... Submitted to the House of Representatives on December 1, 2022 by Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
(Another) Former Maui County Environmental Management Official Charged with Accepting Bribes
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 1169 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics

... charges stemming from the operation of a long running bribery scheme ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
Guam office of Ernst & Young took $750K COVID loan
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 814 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

... even though the huge multinational corporation has over 365,000 employees worldwide and multibillion-dollar revenues that consistently grew during the pandemic (from $15.8 in 2019 to $17.6 billion in 2021) ....

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
CNHA: Josh Green will Give us Tourism Contract
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 877 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

... CNHA was disappointed with the Department of Business and Economic Development and Tourism Director’s proposal this past Monday to rescind CNHA’s award; renege on the brokered resolution; and cancel the underlying solicitation ....

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Monday, November 28, 2022
US House Ethics Committee continuing investigation into Kahele campaign finances
By Selected News Articles @ 6:35 PM :: 808 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

... The report released Monday said that Kahele made "misleading statements" to the staff members with the Office on Congressional Ethics and recommended a subpoena for Kahele ....

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Sunday, November 27, 2022
FBI: Miske Ran Waikiki ‘Beachboy’ Concession
By Andrew Walden @ 5:56 PM :: 1894 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... Gradually the mafia deathgrip on Waikiki beaches is being chipped away ....

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Thursday, November 24, 2022
Hilo Man Receives 42 Months in Prison for Defrauding Covid-19 Relief Programs
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 991 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

... Mills submitted multiple applications for PPP and EIDL funds on behalf of three businesses under his control, Kanaka Maoli Hookupu Center, New Way Horizon Travel, and Uilani Kawailehua Foundation ....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Carpenters Union Director Heads List of Green Appointees
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 2057 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... chief of staff, Brooke Wilson, (former political and education director for the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters) who had served in the same position when he was Hawaiʻi’s lieutenant governor ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
IBEW Cheers Ahakuelo Convictions
By News Release @ 10:33 AM :: 1180 Views :: Ethics, Labor

... Former IBEW Local 1260 boss found guilty of fraud, embezzlement ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
​Does anyone really believe stadium project will pan out?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:01 AM :: 955 Views :: Ethics, Development

"... Hawaii is littered with big public-facility development projects that have taken exorbitant stretches of time to produce compared with [their original] plans ...."

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Sunday, November 20, 2022
Cleaning House at OHA
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2000 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... One thing we all need to remember is how we got to this point ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
UPW News: HCCC Supervisor gets 12 years for 'multi-year conspiracy to cover up abuse'
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 870 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... on June 15, 2015, Taum supervised his two co-Defendants and a third correctional officer while they transported an inmate across the facility. The inmate became frightened in the course of the transfer ....

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Saturday, November 12, 2022
Red Flags 2: Fraud, Waste, and Abuse at OHA
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:00 PM :: 2447 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

... The PM report found 22 of the 38 questionable transactions with evidence of fraud, waste and abuse ... OHA noted matters requiring criminal prosecution will be turned over to the relevant authorities for appropriate action ....

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
Who Wants to be an ICA Judge? Applicants made public for first time
By News Release @ 1:45 PM :: 849 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... Until March 16, 2022, the Judicial Selection Commission Rules had prohibited the Judicial Selection Commission from sharing the names of applicants applying for judicial positions ....

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Friday, November 4, 2022
Former Maui Police Officer Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Attempted Child Enticement
By News Release @ 7:54 PM :: 739 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

... In addition to his sentence, Saffeels must also register as a sex offender ....

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Hawaii COVID Spending: $1M for Sea Urchins
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 966 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Hawaii spent $1 million on a sea urchin hatchery and $300,000 for an engineering assessment of the now-condemned Aloha Stadium. …

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Protecting OHA from Corruption
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:25 PM :: 1416 Views :: Ethics, OHA

“...Powerful members of our community engaged in wrongdoing…various official watchdogs engage in willful blindness....”

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Monday, October 17, 2022
Breiner Busted: Reprimand for Kealoha Conflict of Interest
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 2068 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Police

... the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court imposed a Public Reprimand upon Honolulu attorney Myles S. Breiner for representing clients with concurrent conflicts of interest ....

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Sunday, October 16, 2022
Auditor: DLNR Land Conservation Fund Wastes Money on Non-Land Projects
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:25 PM :: 782 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Land Use

... DOFAW obtained funding from the Land Conservation Fund for its own projects outside of the Legacy Land Conservation Program ....

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Sunday, October 16, 2022
Kamehameha Schools Seeking Trustee
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 1083 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Land Use

... Kamehameha Schools says the term for Trustee Lance K. Wilhelm will expire by the end of next June ....

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Saturday, October 15, 2022
House Ethics Committee Investigating Kai Kahele
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 1113 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

... decided to extend the matter regarding Representative Kaiali’i Kahele, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on August 30, 2022 ....

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Thursday, October 13, 2022
​The ‘mailbox conspiracy’ and what it says about corruption in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:31 PM :: 2237 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Hawaii History, Police

... Hawaii doesn’t have any more or less corruption than any other part of the country, but it does lack whistleblowers and introspection, which makes combating corruption so difficult ....

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Sunday, October 9, 2022
Dirty OHA Contract is Model for CNHA Takeover of Tourism Marketing
By Andrew Walden @ 9:37 PM :: 3140 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, OHA, Tourism

... Ige’s March 4, 2020, COVID Emergency legalized over half of CNHA’s corruption ....

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Sunday, October 9, 2022
Drunk With Power: Rep. Har Refuses Debate 'in the tavern or bar of her choice'
By News Release @ 6:01 PM :: 1552 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

“...If it would make Ms. Har more at ease, I’m willing to meet her in the tavern, or bar of her choice to conduct the debate....”

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Sunday, October 9, 2022
Love-Hate Relationship with P3
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 931 Views :: Ethics, Development, Hawaii State Government

... The most recent and visible example is our iconic Aloha Stadium .... 

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Sunday, October 9, 2022
Ethics: How Maile Shimabukuro Illegally Campaigns at Nanakuli School Parade
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 1441 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Politicians

... only incumbents get to pass out goodies ....

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