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Friday, September 21, 2018
Bullying App to Bring Students into DoE Faculty-Administration Retaliation System?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 97 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...New app will allow Hawaii students to anonymously report bullying....

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Friday, September 21, 2018
Hirono Took Money From Democrat Who Admitted to Hitting Wife
By Selected News Articles @ 1:58 PM :: 142 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...Hirono's Democratic colleague in the Senate, Tom Carper (Del.), who has admitted to punching his wife hard enough to give her a black eye, appears to be getting a pass from Hirono....

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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Auditor: RCUH Goes 11 for 11
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 12:07 PM :: 162 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

...We found that RCUH has implemented all eleven recommendations....

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Sunday, September 16, 2018
Lawsuits Close in on Hawaii’s Largest Carbon Credit Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 9:48 PM :: 1914 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Ethics, Agriculture

...When a couple of penny-stock touts, one of whom is listed in the Panama Papers Offshore Leaks Database, start selling timber futures and carbon credits in Hawaii, the greenwash is thicker than most....

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Friday, September 14, 2018
End 'gut and replace'
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:59 PM :: 305 Views :: Ethics

What’s in a title? If you’re a member of the Hawaii Legislature, opportunity....

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Evacuate? 'High Risk' Nuuanu Reservoir--What is Caldwell Administration Hiding?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:01 AM :: 811 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

...In Hawaii 124 of the state’s 133 dams are deemed ‘at High Hazard Potential’ by the National Inventory of Dams....

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Ethics Commission Outlines Charges Against OHA Trustee Rowena Akana
By News Release @ 10:46 PM :: 944 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...a formal contested case hearing on the Further Statement of Alleged Violation will be held before the Commission on Monday, October 22, 2018....

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Saturday, September 08, 2018
Congressman Hunter, the Jones Act and corruption
By Michael Hansen @ 2:40 PM :: 532 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

...the connection between charges for campaign finance violations brought against Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA-50), and his support for and campaign contributions from the Jones Act industry....

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Thursday, September 06, 2018
OHA Hires Auditor to Look at 'Fraud, Waste, and Abuse'
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:15 PM :: 1498 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...After months of delay, OHA and its LLCs will be audited for fraud, waste and abuse....

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Thursday, September 06, 2018
Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of Laws Written by 'Gut n Replace' Method
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 726 Views :: Ethics

...Watchdog Groups Use Sharp Knife of Litigation to Curb “Gut and Replace” Tactics, Restore Public Voice in Democracy....

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Pension spiking cost Hawaii taxpayers $20.5M in FY 2017
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:12 PM :: 1586 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...A Grassroot Institute FOIA request reveals that 320 employees spiked their salaries ahead of retiring....

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Sunday, September 02, 2018
Kauai Cash Grab: Long wait for Homeowners Property Tax Exemption
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 768 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Taxes

...How long do you think it takes between buying a home on Kauai and having the “home exemption” effective for real property tax there?....

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Saturday, September 01, 2018
November Ballot: Understanding the constitutional amendment questions
By Video @ 5:22 PM :: 1326 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Understanding the constitutional amendment questions on the ballot....

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Friday, August 31, 2018
Profitable Non-Profit: For Years, State Employee Paid Twice to Supervise Himself
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 1590 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...The Employee has been privately employed by the (profitable) Non-Profit for a number of years.... 

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Friday, August 31, 2018
Ethics: Lawyer Pays Off State Employees to Testify Against Their Own Investigation
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 916 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Employee A admitted that the testimony given was not based on a fair and thorough examination of the facts. Employee A’s testimony was offered to counter the recommendations given by Employee A’s own agency and bolster the client’s arguments in the underlying court proceeding....

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Friday, August 31, 2018
Former Maui Police Department Officer Sentenced For Stealing Money And Conspiring To Bribe Witness
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 946 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

...Former Maui police officer Anthony Maldonado stole $1,800 from a motorist because he thought the motorist was a drug dealer, had stolen drugs and money from drug dealers before, gave some of the drugs to his mistress and sold steroids to at least one other officer....

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Monday, August 27, 2018
GOP: LoPresti 'admitted criminal acts'--Should drop out of Race
By Brett Kulbis @ 11:49 AM :: 2332 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

....Lopresti accountable for his admitted criminal acts in both 2018 and 2016, including coercing his Staff to lie to Capitol Police in filing false reports....

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Monday, August 13, 2018
Waihee Foreclosure Hour? Dubin Escapes 'Interim Suspension’ -- Still Facing Disbarment
By Andrew Walden @ 9:49 PM :: 2585 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Now we know how Waihee isn’t getting paid.... 

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
At 6.1% Ing is the Biggest Socialist Loser in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 6:58 PM :: 2269 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

...But the movement is not over.  The Federal Election Commission is only just starting to dig into Ing’s campaign finances.  We suggest ‘movement’ to Brazil....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
Weekends Safe from Cackling Lawyers?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 756 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Taxes

Back in 2014, we wrote in this space about a nasty Honolulu City & County rule involving real property tax appeals....

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
Gabbard Operative Paid to Harass HSTA VP?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:05 PM :: 2190 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Labor, Politicians

...The “Aquino Purificacion” account was easily traceable to Gabbard's copywriter, Marissa Rodriguez. Gabbard's FEC records include multiple payments to Rodriguez....

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
​Mortgage Fraud: DCCA ‘Findings of Fact’ Expose Dubin Financial
By Andrew Walden @ 1:45 AM :: 1664 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Politicians

...Hawaii foreclosure attorney Gary V Dubin and ex-Governor John Waihee III are going all-out in an effort to rustle up more foreclosure clients for the Dubin Law Firm—even as state disciplinary proceedings threaten Dubin’s law license....

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Friday, August 10, 2018
Socialist Star Comes to Hawaii to Back the Biggest Loser of them All -- Kaniela Ing
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 1501 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

...We both turned to community organization (because campaign cash can pay my credit card bills)....

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Watch This Before Saturday
By Video @ 9:20 PM :: 704 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...This Saturday You Can Help Reform The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Friday, August 03, 2018
Malia Zimmerman Beats Rap After Pushing Conspiracy Theory
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 AM :: 1618 Views :: National News, Ethics, First Amendment

...The judge agreed with Fox News’ argument that even if their statements about Rich’s death were inaccurate or defamatory, they did not necessarily constitute the extreme and outrageous conduct required for a claim....

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Thursday, August 02, 2018
Beadie Dawson Endorses Sam King for OHA
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 921 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...Beadie Kanahele Dawson was the attorney for Na Pua a Ke Alii Pauahi, a group formed by Kamehameha students, parents and alumni, in its stand against the corrupt Bishop Estate trustees at the center of the Broken Trust scandal....

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Ethics: Big Island's Top Sheriff Busted Padding Payroll
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 1105 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Police

...securing compensation for himself and his subordinate employees for more hours than they actually worked....

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
False Name Anti-Bunda Mailers Blanket North Shore
By Andrew Walden @ 9:56 PM :: 1070 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

...would most likely benefit Tsuneyoshi....

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Lava Suits Begin as Lloyd's Denies Claims
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 827 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

...Lloyd's Confirms Standing Home a "Total Loss" Yet Wrongfully and Illegally Denies Homeowners' Claims, Foster Law Claims....

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Monday, July 30, 2018
Sen Thielen: Hanabusa Women Silent in Face of Real Discrimination
By News Release @ 12:29 PM :: 1282 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...Several of the leaders stepping forward to accuse Ige of discrimination today were deafeningly silent several months ago, when a prominent legislator was accused of sexual harassment and ultimately resigned office....

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Saturday, July 28, 2018
Foreclosure Hour? ODC Investigation Targets Attorney Gary V Dubin
By Andrew Walden @ 11:15 PM :: 2051 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Governor John Waihee’s ‘Foreclosure Hour’ AM830 radio host, attorney Gary V Dubin, is being investigated by the State Office of Disciplinary Counsel....

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Friday, July 27, 2018
Act 56: When An Agency Is Given Emergency Powers, Pretty Soon Everything Looks Like An "Emergency"
By Robert Thomas @ 12:13 PM :: 900 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Labor

...The Hawaii Supreme Court has not exactly been overly receptive to executive and legislative efforts to react nimbly to court rulings....

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Free Hawaii: Who to Vote for in OHA Elections
By Video @ 11:11 PM :: 1549 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... two things should dictate who to vote for -  One is making sure the forensic audit occurs.  The second is the removal and replacement of OHAʻs CEO, Kamana`opono Crabbe.  Unless these two things happen, there will be no reform of OHA .... 

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Monday, July 23, 2018
Intolerant Politicians: Green, LoPresti, Ing, Gabbard and More....
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:20 AM :: 2917 Views :: Ethics, Politicians, GMOs

...now resorting to sending Babes Against Biotech activists to community events set up by his opponent....

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Sunday, July 22, 2018
Staffer for Sen Stanley Chang Accused of Sex Assault
By Andrew Walden @ 10:04 PM :: 4527 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...Asami Kobayashi, co-founder of Young Progressives Demanding Action (YPDA), has a story to tell.... 

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Friday, July 20, 2018
2003: Ed Case Tries to Shut Down Parents of Disabled Students
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 PM :: 1170 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Case's amendment was fiendishly clever. If it had become part of the re-authorization of the IDEA, it would have neutered not only the Felix Consent Decree and given the finger to Judge David Ezra, but would have stripped families nationwide of their ability to protect students’ rights....

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Sunday, July 15, 2018
A Rogues Gallery – Hawaii Candidates 2018
By Andrew Walden @ 8:22 PM :: 2632 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...Are these people really running for office?....

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Friday, July 13, 2018
HB1895: Legislators Give Tobacco Lobbyists Control Over Counties
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 2831 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

...This provision would block (preempt) county governments in Hawaii from passing their own laws to reduce tobacco use, including measures addressing the sale of candy-flavored tobacco products and menthol cigarettes that attract kids....

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Are You Guilty of These?
By Video @ 6:19 PM :: 818 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Some Wonʻt Bother To Vote & Instead Say One Of These Three Things....

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Vote Sam King: Support Forensic Audit of OHA
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 715 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...I don't see it hurting the beneficiaries at all, except for those beneficiaries stealing money from OHA...."

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Keli'i Akina Endorses Sam King for OHA
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:57 PM :: 1231 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...Keli'i believes Sam is the candidate who will unite Hawaiians and reform OHA....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
GEMS for Insiders: Polynesian Cultural Center First to Take Advantage of On-Bill Financing
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 1800 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Tax Credits, Taxes

...PCC will finance systems totaling 413 kilowatts (kw), with flexibility to install additional systems and features. The agreement marks the first commercial on-bill financing project in Hawaii using the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority's recently launched Green Energy Money $aver (GEM$)On-Bill program....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Kau Charter School Shuttered Amid Criminal Investigation
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 1385 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics

...Big Island police have subpoenaed all of the school’s computers, financial records and student records....

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Friday, July 06, 2018
Recording Employees: HART’s evasiveness troubling
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:32 PM :: 995 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...To date, HART officials have not publicly explained why it has been recording the meetings between the auditor and HART employees....

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Friday, July 06, 2018
Honolulu Auditor Announces Next Audit Plans
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 731 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...In accordance with the City Charter Section 3-502.1 (c), we submit to the Honolulu City Council our plan of proposed audits for FY2018-19....

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
Who Wants to Kill OHA's Forensic Audit?
By Video @ 1:09 AM :: 954 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...After Voting For It Some OHA Trustees Have Been Secretly Trying To Kill It Off....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Designed to Fail: Local 5 Pushing Subprime Mortgage Scheme
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 1137 Views :: Ethics, Labor
  • Loan-to-value -100% for purchase and 110% for purchases with a rehab
  • No consideration of credit score
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Friday, June 29, 2018
Former HPD Officer Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud
By News Release @ 1:52 AM :: 1148 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Copeland staged a burglary of his Pearl City home and reported jewelry, cash, liquor and electronics were missing...the keys to his Mercedes as well as the vehicle itself were missing. It was later reported burning nearby....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Accused OHA Mis-Spenders -- Why You Should Vote for Them Anyway
By Video @ 7:22 PM :: 1208 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Two Trustees Accused Of Minor Misspending Could Actually Be Key To Stopping All Misspending At OHA....

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Sunday, June 17, 2018
Can’t You Just Change the Agenda?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1475 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Recently, State Auditor Les Kondo shocked the public and some Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) Board members when he charged, at a HART board meeting, that HART employees had been required to record all interviews with State Auditor personnel....

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