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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Lum Pleads Guilty in 1Malaysia Development Berhad Lobbying Scheme
By News Release @ 3:43 AM :: 906 Views :: National News, Ethics

...Lum Davis admitted that, between March 2017 and January 2018, she and others — including a prominent official of a national political party with ties to the administration — agreed to lobby the President of the United States, the Attorney General, and other high level officials....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Trump’s Case For Excluding Illegal Aliens From Census is Based on Hawaii Apportionment Ruling
By Selected News Articles @ 8:17 PM :: 1128 Views :: National News, Office of Elections

... In Burns v. Richardson (1966) the Supreme Court held that tourists and other non-permanent residents could be excluded from apportionment in the Hawaii state legislature ....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
COFA: United States Holds Second Round of Compact Consultations
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 834 Views :: National News

...United States Holds Second Round of Compact Consultations with the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau...The U.S. government team also held an informal consultation with the Republic of the Marshall Islands....

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Saturday, July 4, 2020
The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
By Robert Thomas @ 12:01 AM :: 13346 Views :: National News, Hawaii History

...the structure and style of the Declaration follows a form familiar to most modern lawyers: a complaint initiating a lawsuit....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Investigation Into Alleged Ethics Misconduct by the Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 998 Views :: National News, Ethics

...Top US official misused office to get son-in-law job....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
American Samoa Leaders, State Department Appeal Citizenship Ruling
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 865 Views :: National News

...Congresswoman Aumua Amata confirmed that she and the Governor of American Samoa have filed an appellate brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in the Fitisemanu case alongside the U.S. Department of State....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Trump Signs Guam War Claims Legislation
By News Release @ 10:31 PM :: 709 Views :: National News

...Updated Law Authorizes U.S. Treasury to Issue Payments to Guam War Claims Recipients....

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Corona Virus: Fortunately Hawaii Lost Case Against Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 9:32 PM :: 1953 Views :: National News, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...on plaintiffs' reading the President would not be able to suspend entry from a particular country in the event of an epidemic in that country....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Hawaii Billionaire Organizes Anti-Trump Network
By Selected News Articles @ 1:18 AM :: 1600 Views :: National News

...without mentioning Omidyar, the New York Times reports ‘Protect Democracy’ is the nonprofit behind a recent letter signed by over 1,100 former US DoJ officials calling upon US Attorney General William Barr to resign....

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Full Text: State of the Union Address
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 827 Views :: National News

"...This Nation is our canvas, and this country is our masterpiece...."

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Friday, January 24, 2020
DoI Micronesia and US Territories: 2019 Accomplishments
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 917 Views :: National News

...Interior Assistant Secretary Releases 2019 Accomplishments for the Offices of Insular and International Affairs....

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Friday, December 13, 2019
Samoa Rep Aumua Amata: Disappointed in Citizenship Ruling
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 1329 Views :: National News

...We are committed to the preservation of Fa’a Samoa, and we intend to appeal this ruling....

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Thursday, November 28, 2019
The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 22925 Views :: National News

Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford called this system "communism", two hundred ninety six years before the Russian revolution....

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Friday, September 27, 2019
Flip-Flop Tulsi Gabbard reverses position, decides to climb on Impeachment bandwagon
By Video @ 5:39 PM :: 2936 Views :: National News, Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...Tulsi Gabbard says she now supports impeachment inquiry....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Court: Fox Must Face Lawsuit over Malia Zimmerman Conspiracy Theory
By Selected News Articles @ 4:37 PM :: 2867 Views :: National News, First Amendment

...Nearly a year after Rich’s death, in May 2017, Fox News published a story written by co-defendant and reporter Malia Zimmerman, which included the now-debunked claim that investigators had evidence showing Rich leaked the emails in the midst of the 2016 presidential election campaign....

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Friday, September 6, 2019
DHS Amends REAL ID Rules for Micronesia
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 2414 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Labor

...to Secure REAL ID Act-Compliant Identification for FAS Citizens....

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Build a Wall? Mokapu Wall Money Moves to Border
By Ed Case @ 6:41 PM :: 2166 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Military

...Action specifically affects $32 million in already-appropriated priority projects for Hawai’i....

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Lyon Corruption: Master Halbert gets 18 Months
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 36035 Views :: DHHL, National News, Ethics

...for his participation in a money laundering scheme involving bribes made to corruptly secure engineering and project management contracts from the government of FSM....

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
9th Circuit Rejects Race-Based Voting on Guam
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 AM :: 1746 Views :: National News, OHA

...case echoes Rice v Cayetano....

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Hawaii Attorney General Urges Ban on Firefighting Foam
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 2547 Views :: Environment, National News, Law Enforcement

"...contamination is most often associated with military bases, firefighting training centers, civilian airports, and industrial facilities...."

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Saturday, July 27, 2019
Pacific Islands Caucus Formed to Counter Chinese Influence
By Ed Case @ 7:00 PM :: 2521 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Military

...The bipartisan group will focus on issues critical to the Indo-Pacific region Alliances and relationships, defense, trade and environmental challenges top the agenda....

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Friday, July 26, 2019
GAO: Micronesia Trust Funds Unlikely to Replace US Aid
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 1419 Views :: National News

... To date, the U.S. Interior Department has not implemented the 6 recommendations we previously made to address the risks to the funds' ability to provide income after 2023 ....

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Monday, July 22, 2019
U.S. Insular Areas Aid Supports More than 26,000 Jobs
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 1834 Views :: National News, Economy

...the impact on government employment ranged from three to 17 percent in the territories and close to 45 percent in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands....

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Thursday, July 4, 2019
Lyon Corruption: While Son in Law Rots in Federal Detention, President Christian Returns to FSM Senate
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 2473 Views :: National News, Ethics

...Former President of the FSM, Peter M. Christian, is the official declared winner for Pohnpei State’s at-large seat, having received 6,060 votes or 46.46% of all votes cast....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Owner of Engineering Firm Sentenced To Five Years For Tax Scheme
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 2705 Views :: National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Wagdy A. Guirguis was sentenced today to five years in prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
What The US Supreme Court's Property Rights Decision Means For Hawaii's Property Owners
By Robert Thomas @ 3:10 AM :: 5014 Views :: National News, Development, Judiciary, Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

...Hawaii’s property owners now have many more options for fighting back against oppressive government regulation of property than they did last week.... 

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Thursday, June 20, 2019
First Congressional Hearing on Citizenship Choice for Individual American Samoans
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 2438 Views :: National News, Military

...The new hearing has been confirmed for the 3rd week of July....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Bipartisan Effort Urging DHS Action on REAL ID for COFA Migrants
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 2832 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

...“When my legislation became law, it should have solved this issue and allowed FAS citizens to obtain REAL ID compliant identification.  However, recent guidance put into place by the Department of Homeland Security has imposed additional burdens on these citizens."  -- Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

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Monday, May 27, 2019
Lyon Bribery: A Sewer Project in Chuuk
By Selected News Articles @ 9:33 PM :: 3927 Views :: National News, World News

...A 2014 FSM government claim against Lyon Associates Inc. for over $4.6 million for ”errors and omissions” in the designs for a road and sewer project in Chuuk State raises additional questions about the company’s involvement in the FSM....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Joint Statement from the President of the United States and the Presidents of the Freely Associated States
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 2600 Views :: National News, Military

...Today, many citizens of the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia serve in the United States military....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Lyon Corruption: Will Peter Christian Run or Turn Himself In?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:59 AM :: 15955 Views :: National News, Ethics

...Four years ago, Panuelo’s predecessor as FSM President, Peter Christian, didn’t go to the White House.  Instead he began his administration by meeting in Pohnpei at his Cliff Rainbow Hotel with corrupt Hawaii businessman Jim Lyon....

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Micronesian Presidents to meet Trump at White House
By News Release @ 7:35 PM :: 2704 Views :: National News, Military

...This will be the first time all three Freely Associated States (FAS) leaders are hosted together at the White House by a United States president....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
"Equality" Act Hits Rewind on the Rights of Women
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:42 PM :: 3835 Views :: Education K-12, National News, Family, Higher Education, Military

... This week Congress will vote on H.R. 5, the Equality Act, sweeping legislation that would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the definition of sex throughout federal law .... 

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Friday, March 15, 2019
American Samoa Governor Undergoes Heart Surgery in Seattle
By Selected News Articles @ 7:43 PM :: 2511 Views :: National News, Politicians

...Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga underwent surgery last Wednesday (March 6)....

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Thursday, March 14, 2019
Forgotten Voices: The Inadequate Review and Improper Alteration of Our National Monuments
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 3320 Views :: Environment, National News, Small Business, Obama

...The American Samoan Government and its people were barely consulted before these monuments were established or expanded. As a result, our local fishermen were barred from accessing the waters that Samoans have been visiting for over a millennium....

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Friday, March 8, 2019
FSM Election 2019 Certified Results
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 4091 Views :: National News, Ethics

...On March 5th, 2019 the citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) voted for their elected representatives in the Congress of the FSM....

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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 :: 13310 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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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Trump Sued by Hawaii Over Emergency Declaration
By Selected News Articles @ 12:59 PM :: 2387 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...“As I predicted, 16 states, led mostly by Open Border Democrats and the Radical Left, have filed a lawsuit in, of course, the 9th Circuit,” Trump said....

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Halbert-Lyon Indictments: Timeline of Corruption in FSM
By Andrew Walden @ 3:45 AM :: 6613 Views :: DHHL, National News, World News

...a 2010-2016 timeline of the alleged corrupt dealings between Lyon Associates and individuals within the FSM Government....

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
SOTU: "America will never be a socialist country"
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 1921 Views :: National News

...President Trump’s State of the Union address as prepared for delivery and released by the White House....

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Friday, February 1, 2019
Birth Tourism Bust: Hawaii Easier to Clear Customs
By Selected News Articles @ 1:01 PM :: 2480 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

"...The clients were also told to enter the country by flying into Hawaii instead of Los Angeles where clearing U.S. Customs was perceived to be more difficult...."

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
House Republicans Call on DHS to Reverse Philippine H-2 Visa Ban
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 2802 Views :: National News, Republican Party

..."As we speak, a special meeting is taking place at the White House asking for Hawaii to be exempted from this ban," said Rep. Gene Ward....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Fact-Checking 5 of Trump’s Claims in Border Speech
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:20 PM :: 2976 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Trump made the case Tuesday night for the $5.7 billion he wants Congress to approve for a wall expanding the physical barrier along the southern border to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs. The Daily Signal examines five of the president’s claims....

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Saturday, December 29, 2018
Nancy Pelosi Vacations at Fairmont Orchid During Government Shutdown
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 PM :: 4198 Views :: National News, Tourism

...Pelosi was spotted on Thursday vacationing at a four-diamond resort in Hawaii despite an ongoing battle in Washington, D.C., that led to a government shutdown....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
Schatz deletes tweet suggesting ‘chemical weapons’ used at US-Mexico border
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 AM :: 2955 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

...U.S. agents shot several rounds of the gas after migrants tried to penetrate several points along the border at the San Ysidro border crossing....

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
Honolulu Tax Evader a Big Deal in Guam, Micronesia
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 4721 Views :: National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Taxes

...Businessman convicted of tax fraud has Guam, Micronesia deals....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Hawaii AG Demands More Focus on Trannies
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 2064 Views :: National News

...Attorney General Russell A. Suzuki joined a coalition of 20 state attorneys general urging the Trump Administration to abandon efforts to adopt a definition of “sex” that would exclude transgender and gender nonconforming individuals....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Grandstanding: Hirono Lawsuit Challenges Trump Appointment
By Selected News Articles @ 5:36 PM :: 3077 Views :: National News, Politicians

...The Justice Department said in reaction Monday that the claims by the senators “ignore centuries of practice and precedent.”....

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Thursday, November 1, 2018
HR 5026: Streamline Citizenship process for American Samoa US Nationals
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 2648 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

...American Samoa Congresswoman Aumua Amata clarified that U.S. National status will not change....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Laughed out of Court: Criminal Al Hee's Scam Company Loses Again
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 5076 Views :: DHHL, National News, Ethics

...Sandwich Isles Communications is not before a Hawaii court.  You can be sure it is not by choice....

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