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Saturday, May 19, 2018
OHA Trustee Candidates Aila and Kiaaina ‘Instrumental’ in OHA’s Biggest Boondoggle
By Andrew Walden @ 9:54 PM :: 1434 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...IUCN has been tagged as a ‘Greenwashing Event’ funded by Shell Oil.  Why would they need OHA money?....

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Ethics: Why did UPW Prison Guard Get $7000 from Inmate?
By News Release @ 8:32 PM :: 771 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Nothing in this report explains why these ACOs were getting this money from the Inmate. What are they getting away with?....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Backbone
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:41 PM :: 386 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, GMOs

...With the recent passage of the anti-pesticide bills in our legislature, I received messages and emails from certain legislators apologizing for voting for this....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Applicants Sought for Hawaii Elections Commission
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 313 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

...Chief Justice Recktenwald is soliciting applications from residents of the County of Kauai....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The Delphi Technique: Let’s Stop Being Manipulated!
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 PM :: 456 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...More and more, we are seeing citizens being invited to “participate” in various forms of meetings, councils, or boards to “help determine” public policy in one field or another....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
OHA Math: Five Plus One Equals Zero
By Video @ 6:54 PM :: 491 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Due to the recent State Audit, some have been calling for the ouster of all current Trustees....

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
House 'Working Group' to Evaluate Sex Harassment Rules
By News Release @ 4:11 AM :: 386 Views :: Ethics

...members include Robin Wurtzel, Chief Counsel of the secretive Hawaii Civil Rights Commission which has helped cover up many sex-harassment claims....

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
HRS 171-93: Law Allows Swap of Lava-Covered Lots for State Property in Zone 3
By Andrew Walden @ 9:57 PM :: 15570 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Hawaii History, Land Use

...After the 1960 Tsunami, homeowners in the destroyed Shinmachi area of Hilo bayfront were given fee-simple lots on newly subdivided state land in Waiakea Uka.  Shinmachi is now the site of the Hilo Bayfront Park....

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Follow the Money? Not so Easy in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 759 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

... Following the Money 2018 -- How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data ...

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Sunday, May 06, 2018
Why the State Audit is Good Medicine for OHA
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:26 PM :: 906 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Myth 1: It doesn't matter how the money was spent, as long as it was spent on Hawaiians....

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Friday, May 04, 2018
Hawaii County Audit Finds Bundles of Cash in Breakroom
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 2488 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Secretive Commissions Determine Who Violates Anti-Discrimination Laws
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:54 PM :: 853 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...during oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Dec. 5, 2017, Justices Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor questioned the commission’s hostility....

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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Screws are Tightening at OHA
By Video @ 6:33 PM :: 680 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Because The Forensic Audit Is Now Focused On OHA's LLC's....

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Monday, April 30, 2018
Con-Con: The People v. Hawaii Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 3:29 PM :: 945 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections

...The Court’s 1997 ruling on the majority required to call a state constitutional convention was a travesty of justice....

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Sunday, April 29, 2018
For OHA Insider Cash Bonanza Comes with Poi Mill
By Andrew Walden @ 9:46 PM :: 1204 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, OHA

... Kauai poi farmers are appealing to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) for financial aid.  Are cash payouts reserved for insiders? ....

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Friday, April 27, 2018
Let’s restore accountability at the Capitol
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:05 PM :: 681 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...look at how transparency goes by the wayside at the end of the session....

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Thursday, April 26, 2018
OHA Trustees Request Plan for Downsizing LLCs and Replacing Managers
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:01 AM :: 1457 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Administration was tasked with reporting back on the feasibility and timing of such a plan by June 30....

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
​Do You Think Lawyers Need Discipline? The Hawaii Supreme Court wants to hear from You
By News Release @ 7:18 PM :: 709 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...The Hawaii Supreme Court Disciplinary Board oversees the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, which investigates allegations of attorney misconduct and incapacity, and recommends appropriate action....

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Waihee, Media Agree: Mehau was the Good-father
By Video @ 7:00 PM :: 2524 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police, Politicians

... meet the people who covered for the Godfather ....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
SB2609 -- "The most unethical bill of the Session"
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 784 Views :: Ethics, Republican Party

...SB 2609 will allow the redaction of all financial interest amounts on public financial disclosure statements of volunteer members of certain state boards, commissions, and agencies....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
Bought and Paid For: Russian Oil Money Flows to US Anti-Fracking Protesters
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:03 PM :: 1374 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...From 2010 through 2015, the Sierra Club Foundation received more than $18 million and Natural Resources Defense Council received more than $15 million....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Still Lying About Peter Boy: Blame Homeschooling For CWS Failures
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 PM :: 1313 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Family, Law Enforcement

... a sibling says Peter Boy wasn’t home-schooled, he just didn’t go to school ....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Mighty Morphin Power Bills!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 740 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

...lots of surprises as lawmakers press forward....

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Sam King Announces OHA Candidacy
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 1541 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...“Let’s unite and return OHA to its true mission,” says King on announcing his candidacy....

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Former Maui Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Theft Under Color of Law and Witness Tampering
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 955 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

...The driver, who was alone in the car, used crutches to stand when he got out of the vehicle and spoke limited English....

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Why OHA Needs a 12-Step Program -- Part 2
By Video @ 8:32 PM :: 745 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Twelve Suggestions Made By You To Reform The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs.... 

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Schatz Calls Out Party For Fundraising Off Fake News
By Selected News Articles @ 6:23 PM :: 972 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...A Democratic senator called out the national party for a fundraising with the misleading subject line special counsel Robert Mueller was about to be “fired.”....

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Most Ethics-Related Bills Dead for Session
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 563 Views :: Ethics

...Update on ethics-related legislation from Hawaii State Ethics Commission agenda....

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Sunday, April 15, 2018
220% Conveyance Tax Hike: HB207 Gut n Replace
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1367 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

...The Feds Gave You a Break? Now We, the State, Can Turn the Screws!....

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Saturday, April 14, 2018
OHA Hit With Subpoenas After Trustees Fail to Act on LLC Reform?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 PM :: 1489 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... OHA Trustees were to discuss reforms of OHA’s troubled LLCs ....

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Caldwell Ordered to Repay Military Personnel After Illegally Seizing Their Cars
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 1245 Views :: Ethics, Military

...and the establishment of a $150,000 settlement fund for other affected servicemembers, who may be eligible to receive compensation....

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
OHA Needs a 12-Step Program
By Video @ 6:46 PM :: 721 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Is It Past Time For An OHA “Intervention?”....

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
SB2609 Unconstitutional? Would Hide Financial Disclosures from Public
By Video @ 6:34 PM :: 654 Views :: Ethics

“Article 14 of our Constitution requires all boards and commission members who wield significant discretionary or fiscal powers to file financial disclosure statements...."

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections to be Cancelled?
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 1135 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

'''Extends the terms of board members from two (2) years to four (4) years...."

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
HB2010 Would be 'Devastating' to Tourism Industry--HTA
By News Release @ 1:54 AM :: 1412 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

"...Misinformation is being circulated that attempts to downplay the devastating effects that HB2010 SD2 will have on HTA’s tourism marketing...."

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Sunday, April 08, 2018
OHA Trustees to Order Shutdown of LLCs?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:45 PM :: 1412 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...On Wednesday April 11, Trustees appear set to take the next step—ordering the LLCs to cease operations and transfer their remaining assets back to OHA....

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Sunday, April 08, 2018
Can Government Avoid Its Responsibilities with LLCs?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 972 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Can you say 'ankle shackles?' ....

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Friday, April 06, 2018
1 Hour Notice--Hawaii House Committee Passes Trigger Modification Ban
By News Release @ 10:17 PM :: 918 Views :: Ethics, Second Amendment

... April 4th, the Hawaii House Committee on Judiciary passed Senate Bill 2046 with amendments.  The Committee added SB 2046 to their agenda less than an hour before the scheduled hearing.  SB 2046 will now head to the House floor ....

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Thursday, April 05, 2018
Ethics Ruling: How DTL Pays Senator Delacruz -- Legally
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 1968 Views :: Ethics, Development, Hawaii State Government

... A Hawaii State Senator goes for somewhere between $50K and $100K per year--and its all legal ....

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Thursday, April 05, 2018
Ethics: City Supervisor Caught Working Second Job on City Time
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 1562 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor

...reimbursed the city in the amount of $1,891.20 approximately 62 hours of city time....

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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Is OHA a Broken Trust?
By Video @ 6:53 PM :: 890 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Why Do OHAʻs CEO & The “Old Guard” Trustees Keep Going Down The Same Road?....

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Saturday, March 31, 2018
Is OHA the New Broken Trust?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:26 PM :: 1289 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Findings made by the State Auditor regarding financial impropriety at OHA echo findings made in the investigation of Bishop Estate....

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Saturday, March 31, 2018
Waiting Over a Year: Where is OHA' s Internal Audit?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:55 PM :: 1020 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...This obvious stall is an indication of mismanagement....

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
FBI Investigation of OHA: How You Can Help
By Video @ 6:52 PM :: 1217 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Watch This To See What To Do & How To Report Wrongdoing By OHA....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Sources: OHA Trustees to 'Suspend' Crabbe
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 2673 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...the trustees are going to "suspend" OHA CEO Kamana`o Crabbe so he has to stay out of the office but still gets full pay and benefits....

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Domestic Violence: Shame on Clayton Hee
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 3188 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...CLAYTON HEE, subjected his ex-wife, Lyla Berg, to physical & verbal abuse, persistent infidelity, lived off her assets and absconded with her money – and now he wants to become GOVERNOR....

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
OHA Criminal Activity Since 2012: A Handy Guide for FBI Agents
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 AM :: 2090 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...six years of  'public corruption, misappropriation' allegations at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Hawaii Scores $54M Windfall as Senior Partner in Tobacco Industry
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 1109 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

...the State is the senior partner in the tobacco business.  Just ask the vapers....

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Can Ethics Commission Lift Veil of Secrecy from Hawaii Sex Harassment Complaints?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:50 PM :: 1285 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...sex harassment complaints have been secretly adjudicated against three unnamed State Representatives and one State Senator....

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Sex harassment: Souki Resigns--Three More Legislators Remain Hidden
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 1779 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...Sex Harassment: Hawaii Legislators Admit Covering up Four Cases....

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