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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
OHA Kakaako Makai Plans Begin With Sewage Plant
By Selected News Articles @ 9:04 PM :: 190 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

"...I was quite idealistic in thinking that with the $2.9M Master plan Rob Iopa’s WCIT created, we were going to be issuing RFPs to implement them...."

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
HART Plan to Control Expenses-Pay Robbins Crony $85K per Month
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 PM :: 229 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Paul Giannelia left his last rail transit job after only seven months because of "difficulties acclimating to the municipal workplace"....

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Sunday, March 17, 2019
Blank the Amount, Defect the Date
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 380 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Higher Education, Taxes

"SB 1474 Senate Draft 2 that proposes an increase in the GET now specifies '__ per cent or $ _____'"

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Friday, March 15, 2019
Comments Suggesting Legislators Smoked Weed Stricken from House Journal
By Rep Gene Ward @ 1:19 AM :: 496 Views :: Ethics, Politicians, Drugs

...“What's most ironic is my comments were censored by Majority Leader Belatti, who happens to be a strong advocate to legalize marijuana." -- Rep Gene Ward....

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Thursday, March 14, 2019
Massive Pay Hike for Hawaii Legislators?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:17 AM :: 1183 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...Hawaii taxpayers are already burdened by the nation’s most highly paid part time legislators and its about to get worse....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Auditor: Every Special Fund Proposed by Legislators Fails to Meet Criteria
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 8:03 PM :: 380 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...We reviewed 98 House and Senate bills proposing 80 special and revolving funds during the 2019 legislative session of which none met criteria....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:34 PM :: 690 Views :: Ethics, Family, Health Care

... Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times ....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Rep Quinlan to Constituent: "Get the F*** Out!"
By Andrew Walden @ 6:44 PM :: 5837 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, First Amendment, Second Amendment

...an incident that happened at the Capitol on Thursday, February 21, during a HiFiCo Activism at the Legislature event....

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Friday, March 08, 2019
FSM Election 2019 Certified Results
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 976 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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Thursday, March 07, 2019
Prosecutor Kaneshiro Take Leave of Absence on Deadline to Respond to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 667 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...Kaneshiro's decision to take a "leave of absence" does not stop the Supreme Court proceedings regarding his law license....

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Thursday, March 07, 2019
Lyon Bribery: Election Results--FSM President Loses Seat
By Andrew Walden @ 3:49 PM :: 2026 Views :: Ethics, World News

...results of Tuesday’s elections, Panuelo received 6,773 votes against Christian’s 6,716....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
House Passes Election Changes, Ethics, Campaign Spending Reforms
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 485 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

...Representatives say bills also address money in politics, fight public corruption....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Kanuikapono School: Will Teachers be Fired to Cover Up FBI Investigation?
By Video @ 8:03 PM :: 1082 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Ethics, Labor, OHA

...Kanuikapono Charter School Leadership Itself Is Now Being Watched....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
What do the FBI, OHA, and Kauai Have in Common?
By Video @ 10:48 PM :: 1789 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...Illegal Activities? Criminal Coverups? Unsavory Characters?....

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Hawaii Senators' Favorite Mafia Hitman Loses Home to Foreclosure
By Andrew Walden @ 8:42 PM :: 3465 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness, Politicians

...Yoon took out two mortgages for a total of $739,660 written on the same day, exactly 13 days after the HFFF fundraiser, and not recorded in Hawaii for over a year....

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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 :: 7725 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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Saturday, February 23, 2019
Impeach Kaneshiro: Yoshimura Pushes Back Against McCorriston tactics
By News Release @ 11:11 AM :: 1569 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... An attorney with Mr. McCorriston’s legal education and experience, should certainly realize his allegation is both false and "baseless" ....

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Friday, February 22, 2019
HART Property Acquisitions: The Denis Dwyer Connection
By Tom Berg @ 2:51 PM :: 1029 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Rail

"...Dwyer was to acquire all federal properties...."

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Surprise: HART Subpoenaed TWICE by Feds
By Andrew Walden @ 7:21 PM :: 878 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Flashback Feb 23, 2018: Criminal Intent: Honolulu rail pays $3.8M penalty for Corrupt Relocation Over Payments to Politically Connected Developers....

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
A Change at OHA That Changes Everything
By Video @ 2:21 AM :: 2234 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Trustee Dan Ahuna, who is being investigated by the FBI, takes over Committee overseeing Audit....

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Sunday, February 17, 2019
SB652: Will Legislators Give Drunk Rave Promoter $50M?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:41 PM :: 2350 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Politicians

...This is Jon Riki Karamatsu’s second try for Keahole money....  

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Sunday, February 17, 2019
Squirreling Away Money at the Dept. of Transportation
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 839 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...The auditor found that they have lots of money lying around. More than $120 million in accounts that haven’t been even touched for five years....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
FULL TEXT: Federal Subpoena of HART Records
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 845 Views :: Ethics, Rail

... HART is required to deliver documents to a Honolulu Federal Grand Jury on or before March 7, 2019 ....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
Not too late to hold rail accountable
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:47 PM :: 735 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

...New York and California killed off expensive rail projects--Hawaii can too....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
UPDATE: FSM Government Responds to Lyon Bribery Charge
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 3297 Views :: Ethics, World News, Law Enforcement

...On February 14th, 2019 the FSM National Government was informed that the United States Government has approved the sharing of information related to this case....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Disbar Dubin--Disciplinary Board
By Andrew Walden @ 10:38 PM :: 1343 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...The Board recommends that the Supreme Court of the State of Hawai'i issue an Order that Respondent Dubin be DISBARRED....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Who Wants to Give OHA Millions More?
By Video @ 7:21 PM :: 713 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Talk About Throwing Good Money After Bad ....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Screening Committee Selects Three KSBE Trustee Finalists
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 860 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...three finalists to replace Kamehameha Schools Trustee Corbett Kalama whose term ends on June 30, 2019. They are:  Anton Krucky, Coralie Chun Matayoshi and Crystal Rose....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Gabbard Hires Russian Agent--Story to go National?
By Andrew Walden @ 1:28 PM :: 1172 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

...Very interesting. Tulsi Gabbard, the only Democratic presidential candidate who has full Kremlin support and who praised Syria's Assad, has hired Chris Cooper of Potomoc Square Group, the same DC fixer who the Russians hired to smear me and Sergei Magnitsky in 2016. Coincidence?....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
FULL TEXT: Connors, Ballard ask Supreme Court to Remove Kaneshiro--Prosecutor Accused of Retaliating Against Witnesses
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 PM :: 1144 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary

...“Once he sent those disciplinary notices to those employees, signed them, and said you are hereby put on notice, I think it’s moved over to tampering with a witness or obstruction of justice”....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Lyon Bribery Micronesia: Arrests Start at the Top
By Andrew Walden @ 4:15 AM :: 13576 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, World News

...Arrested over the weekend, Master Halbert, son-in-law of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) President Peter Christian and son of FSM Senator Dohsis Halbert, appeared before Honolulu Federal Judge Richard L. Puglisi for arraignment Monday, February 11, 2019.... 

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Monday, February 11, 2019
Senate Committee Refuses to Recognize Hundreds of Emailed Testimonies
By News Release @ 1:44 AM :: 1893 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Second Amendment

...The Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs has arbitrarily decided to not accept testimony submitted to it via e-mail....

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Saturday, February 09, 2019
Lyon Bribe: DHHL Releases Suspect Contract Docs
By Andrew Walden @ 9:14 PM :: 2600 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Ethics

...Full Text: 211 pages of documentation related to the now-infamous 2010 DHHL contract with Lyon Associates....

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Friday, February 08, 2019
PRP App Reveals Web of Political Connections
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 820 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...After taking over the publishing of the Hawai‘i Directory of Public Officials in 2018, PRP saw an opportunity....

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Friday, February 08, 2019
VIDEO: Abigail Kawananakoa Releases Edited Interview
By Video @ 3:33 AM :: 890 Views :: Ethics, Family, OHA

...Campbell Estate heiress Abigail Kawananakoa released a video interview on Feb. 7, 2019 that was filmed on Jan. 15, 2019 at her home in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Ethics: Rowena Akana Fined $23K--Trouble Began with OHA-Funded Scheme to Dig Up Kawaiahao Church Graveyard
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 1732 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Princess Kawananakoa believes that Kawaiaha’o church officials and construction workers dug up and disturbed the burial plot of her ancestor Queen Kapi’olani ....

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Sunday, February 03, 2019
Lyon Bribery: $240K to Buy DHHL Contract?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:37 PM :: 1957 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...Under the plea agreement, “(Lyon) is required to submit…an accurate and complete list of all business he is currently affiliated/involved with that involve federal contacts.”....

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Sunday, February 03, 2019
Applicants Wanted for State Campaign Spending Commission
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 735 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Judiciary

...The terms will run from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023....

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Saturday, February 02, 2019
Sex Harassment: New House Rules "add another layer of silence"
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 1879 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Notably, the draft policy excludes the Hawaii State Ethics Commission, which rendered the Souki decision last year....

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Saturday, February 02, 2019
Legislators Pressure OHA on Audit, LLCs
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:33 PM :: 789 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...on January 9, after hearing OHA's biennium budget request, members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee raised questions about the progress of the independent audit of OHA and its LLCs. A similar question was raised the next day at the House Finance Committee....

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 1:28 AM :: 466 Views :: Ethics

...The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill one upcoming vacancy on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission. The term will run from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Lyon Bribes: Caldwell Appoints Crook to Zoning Board After Receiving $16.5K
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 2653 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use

...After receiving the campaign contributions, Caldwell appointed the criminal Lyon to the juicy position July 30, 2014 for a term ending June 30, 2019....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Auditor Slams DoT--$112M Illegally Hidden from Legislature
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:16 PM :: 1125 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA

...three revolving funds, and one trust fund with remaining balances which total approximately $120 million as of June 30, 2018, had no financial activity during our (5 year) review period....

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Conflict of Interest? Judiciary Debunks Ozawa
By News Release @ 9:35 AM :: 954 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary

...Mr. Ozawa was able to but did not object to any justice’s participation in this case before the final decision. Mr. Ozawa also did not raise any objection to Justice Pollack’s and Justice Wilson’s participation in the 2014 election challenge....

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Sunday, January 27, 2019
Naming Names: Hawaii Politicians Profit from Sub-Minimum Wage Sweatshops for the Disabled
By Selected News Articles @ 8:36 PM :: 2432 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor

...secrets of the system in our state through which public funds are funneled into private pockets while workers with disabilities toil away in sweatshops....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Plaintiffs to Appeal 'Gut-n-Replace' Ruling
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 679 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

..."It legitimizes a practice born in smoke-filled rooms, out of the public's eye and is an insult to the openness we brag about in the Hawaii State Legislature."....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Felony Tax Violations: Honolulu DUI Attorney Pleads Guilty
By News Release @ 4:13 PM :: 962 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

...Noah Fiddler's sentencing is scheduled for May 2, 2019....

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Who's Getting Really Scared at OHA?
By Video @ 7:30 PM :: 1261 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... They Refuse To Hand Over Key Documents, Hoping To Kill The Audit ....

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Sunday, January 20, 2019
DOE’s Repair Backlog Is How Much Again?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 702 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...In a budget briefing at the legislature at about this time last year, Department of Education officials reported that their backlog of repair and maintenance jobs was $293 million, and they were patting themselves on the back because it was a significant drop from the $392 million reported in 2010....

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Hawaii’s Failed Campaign Finance Law: The Case of the Star-Advertiser’s Missing Front Page Ad Disclaimer
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 10:19 PM :: 1223 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

... The penalty to Preserve Our Hawaii for the violation would be $25; the penalty to the Star-Advertiser would be nothing ....

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