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Saturday, March 17, 2018
OHA Trustees to Discuss Firing Crabbe
By Andrew Walden @ 4:54 AM :: 187 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees meeting set for 10am Thursday March 22, 2018 ....

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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Ward Calls on Governor to Release all Missile Alert Recordings
By Rep Gene Ward @ 12:54 AM :: 179 Views :: Ethics, Military

..."Everyone from Governor Ige on down has been stalling and stonewalling."....

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Why We Need the FBI to Investigate OHA
By Video @ 5:26 PM :: 300 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, OHA

...OHA is an ongoing criminal enterprise like the Mafia....

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Title IX Lawsuit? ACLU Says DoE Response 'Disappointing'
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 216 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...14 DOE high schools “do not have separate athletic locker facilities for girls, even when boys in those same schools do have such access.” ....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
State Audit of OHA is just the tip of the iceberg
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:35 PM :: 473 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...There is much more that needs to be examined, and that will be the purpose of the upcoming independent audit....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Akana: Some OHA LLCs Created Secretly
By Selected News Articles @ 11:23 PM :: 734 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Three of them were secretly created by two former Trustees and the former Administrator without Board approval....

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
A Month Later Crabbe Still Hasn't Released LLC Records to Trustees
By Video @ 5:20 PM :: 711 Views :: Ethics, OHA month ago, OHA Trustees voted to order managers of OHA's six LLCs to hand over financial records....

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Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Sam King II and Keli'i Akina: OHA Audit Works for Betterment of Hawaiian People
By Video @ 2:24 PM :: 755 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...In this conversation with Dr. Keli'i Akina, attorney Sam King discusses the recent audit of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, of which he is a beneficiary....

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Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Crabbe: Who is the Auditor to Judge ME?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:33 AM :: 1509 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...‘No.  I think in this case the beneficiary may be right and you guys may be just a bunch of auditors.’ ....

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Sunday, March 04, 2018
Auditor: Legislators 100% 'Fail to Meet Criteria' for New Special Funds
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:43 PM :: 720 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

...We reviewed 85 house and senate bills proposing 64 special and revolving funds during the 2018 legislative session of which none met criteria....

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Friday, March 02, 2018
Another $1.4M of your Tax Dollars Handed over to Phony Tech Entrepreneurs
By News Release @ 6:44 PM :: 980 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

... HTDC awarded 15 Hawaii-based companies $1,417,050 ....

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Friday, March 02, 2018
Criminal Al Hee's Scam Company Sandwich Isles Communications Closing--All Workers Laid Off
By Andrew Walden @ 12:27 AM :: 2192 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...With its founder locked in a Federal Penitentiary on felony tax evasion charges, Sandwich Isles Communications is closing and laying off all 40 of its remaining employees this Friday March 2, 2018....

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Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time to Throw out OHA Old Guard Trustees
By Video @ 1:19 AM :: 705 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA’s Old Guard Trustees Giving Cash To Their Friends....

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Sunday, February 25, 2018
OHA: Does Draft Audit Blow Blackmail Scheme?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:18 PM :: 1511 Views :: Ethics, OHA

With this information out in the open, what is left for Crabbe to blackmail Trustees with?

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Honolulu GOP: Assisted Suicide Corrupts Practice of Medicine
By Brett Kulbis @ 2:28 PM :: 784 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Life

... Insurance companies denied treatment to patients, offered to pay for assisted suicide ....

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Friday, February 23, 2018
State should speed up responses to information requests
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:30 PM :: 691 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Hawaii takes the longest in the nation to make decisions about transparency disputes....

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Friday, February 23, 2018
Auditor: HTA Gives Millions to Contractors Without Documentation
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:19 AM :: 804 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

...HTA’s autonomy, which includes permanent funding and an exemption from the State Procurement Code, has facilitated lax oversight, deficient internal controls, and, ultimately, less accountability....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
OHA Reform? Lots Of Promises No Real Action
By Video @ 5:04 PM :: 610 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...This Time She's Promising To Clean Up OHA After The State Audit Results....

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Keli‘i Akina Urges OHA Board to Remove CEO
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:54 PM :: 1038 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...As fiduciaries, Trustees must act immediately...."

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Homosexual Child Molestation: KSBE Outlines Terms of $80M Settlement
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 1381 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Family, Hawaii History, Health Care

...A tentative settlement between Kamehameha Schools and the survivors of Dr. Browne’s abuse has been reached....

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Friday, February 16, 2018
City Agrees to Stop Illegally Towing Cars Belonging to Deployed Military Personnel
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 1152 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Military

...The Department’s investigation revealed that between 2011 and 2016, Honolulu auctioned 1,440 cars registered to individuals who had identified themselves as servicemembers on City forms during the motor vehicle registration process.....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Hypocrisy: Hawaii AG Demands Congress End Secret Sex Harassment Settlements--but says nothing about State Legislators
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 930 Views :: Ethics

...urging Congress to end secret, forced arbitration in cases of workplace sexual harassment--while Hawaii State Legislators do exactly the same thing....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
OHA Audit Released: "Alternate funding process directs money to individuals"
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 1668 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Some were approved by the OHA Administration without Board of Trustee vote or even knowledge....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Title IX Lawsuit? DoE discriminates against female athletes
By News Release @ 1:23 PM :: 726 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...ACLU sent a letter to the Hawaiʻi Department of Education demanding it take immediate action to cease sex discrimination against female athletes in DOE schools....

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Report: Delays at OIP Are Staggering
By News Release @ 3:52 PM :: 768 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government recent years, OIP’s average time for review quadrupled, it is deciding fewer matters per year on average, and its backlog is trending upward despite a downward trend in new filings....

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Sunday, February 11, 2018
Former Armed Robber Running for Maui Mayor
By Andrew Walden @ 7:05 PM :: 4169 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...Elle Cochran attempted to wrestle the gun away from the security guard before she could be subdued....

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Thursday, February 08, 2018
Judicial Council Extends deadline for two vacancies on Hawaii State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 677 Views :: Ethics

...Got Ethics?....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Electric Buses: Caldwell Helps Al Gore with Billion Dollar IPO
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 PM :: 978 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Tax Credits

...Proterra hopes to hype these buses into a billion dollar IPO to pay off Proterra investor Al Gore....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
OHA Trustees Confirm Order Requiring LLCs to Open Books
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 978 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Although OHA has been the subject of a recent State audit, the independent audit will cover additional territory as it examines OHA's LLCs for potential fraud, waste and abuse....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Audit Anger at OHA
By Video @ 7:01 PM :: 898 Views :: Ethics, OHA

....What Are They So Mad About At The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs?....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
'Money Begins Disappearing' from Bikini Atoll Trust Fund
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 PM :: 1019 Views :: National News, Ethics

"...large sums being spent on things such as an airplane, two landing craft, an elaborate function in Hawaii, and cash payments to households on Ejit and Kili...."

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Saturday, February 03, 2018
SB2136: Ige Administration Opposes OHA's $119M Cash Grab
By Andrew Walden @ 2:11 AM :: 1403 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Higher Education, OHA

...Ige Admin testimony shows that OHA rent-seeking is driving up hospital bills, public housing rents, and University of Hawaii tuition for everybody—including native Hawaiians.... 

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
OHA Draft Audit: Millions given to those who “know how and who to ask.”
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 1640 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...OHA is extremely disappointed with the unauthorized release of the draft audit...."

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
OHA Audit: LLCs Refuse to Show Check Registers
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:02 PM :: 1033 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Trustee Keli‘i Akina urges LLCs not to obstruct audit....

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Monday, January 29, 2018
‘Audit The Rail’ in Twilight Zone
By Joe Kent @ 2:08 AM :: 898 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

...elected officials raised taxes to pay for Honolulu County’s rail system while indicating their intention to conduct an in-depth, forensic audit of the over-budget, behind-schedule megaproject....

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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Ethics Complaint: 'Sen DelaCruz Using Office for Personal Gain'
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 1584 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...via his Company DTL, which is a self-described "a Hawaiian strategic multidisciplinary studio that helps business, governments, organizations and communities navigate change."....

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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Grand Theft Aina: OHA Trustees Set to 'Compel LLCs to Submit'
By Andrew Walden @ 5:53 PM :: 1919 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Waimea Valley and all of the LLCs are still 100% owned by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs--but the LLCs' lawyer says otherwise.... 

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Ward: Fire Employees who do not Cooperate with Missile Alert Investigation
By Rep Gene Ward @ 9:33 PM :: 1129 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Military

“This is not about an individual, this is about our national security."

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Friday, January 26, 2018
FCC: Employee Who Sent False Hawaii Nuke Alert Is ‘Refusing To Cooperate’
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 1213 Views :: Ethics, Military

...“it appears that the false alert was a result of two failures: First, simple human error. Second, the state did not have safeguards or process controls in place to prevent the human error from resulting in the transmission of a false alert.”....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Ethics: DoE Ass't Sup't Pursues UH Degree While on the Job
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 1285 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Higher Education

...if the Ethics Comm takes down all the state and county employees who are doing UH school work on the taxpayers dime, we would probably cut UH enrollment 20%.  I suggest starting with every state and county employee at UH Richardson School of Law....

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Ward: Release HI-EMA Missile Alert Tapes
By Rep Gene Ward @ 7:57 PM :: 704 Views :: Ethics, Military

...Representative Gene Ward (R–Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley) wrote a letter to Governor Ige urging him to release the HI-EMA security tapes on the morning of January 13th....

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Monday, January 22, 2018
Missile Alert Investigator has Conflict of Interest
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:39 PM :: 2345 Views :: Ethics, Military

"...General Hara is a close personal friend of General Miyagi and under the command of General Logan.  General Logan serves as the Director of the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency, so how can he be evaluated by his Deputy Director, General Hara?"

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
False Alarm: 'Hearing' Leaves More Unanswered Questions
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:08 AM :: 846 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

"...the only thing accomplished today was more unanswered questions and the announcement that we must wait and see what the Governor's study-report by General Hara turns up...."

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Congressional Letter: Kona Resident Funnels Russian Millions to Sierra Club
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 AM :: 4105 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Russian money flowing to Greenpeace, the Sierra Club,, the Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians, the Rainforest Action Network....

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
FEC Complaint Filed Against Chin Campaign Manager
By News Release @ 10:05 PM :: 984 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...The family of the late congressman Takai, meanwhile, defended Beesley’s actions for the first time today....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Ward: Step- by-step walkthrough of the software, hardware, and personnel that led to false alarm
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:01 PM :: 2149 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...if you expect Friday’s hearing at the Legislature to lead to closure of this matter....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
In Hawaii, No Heads Roll over False Missile Alarm
By Selected News Articles @ 6:27 PM :: 1053 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...“Once a Japanese manager or his underlings are caught in a scandalous situation, they have no other choice but to resign so that the many others who are dependent on them do not take the blame or suffer any of the consequences.”....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
FEMA: Ige, Miyagi Wrong About 38 Minute Delay
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 4665 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...Governor Ige and HIEMA administrator Vern Miyagi say they had to obtain permission from FEMA ... FEMA says that’s not true....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Applicants Wanted For State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 1035 Views :: Ethics

...The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission. These terms on the Commission will run from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Slammed by Auditor, State Energy Office Hides from Media on 10th Anniversary of Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 1187 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

..."A search of the world wide web reveals that no media source covered the event."....

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