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Saturday, April 1, 2023
Green signs seven “Good Government” bills into law
By News Release @ 5:27 AM :: 1876 Views :: Ethics

... Governor Josh Green, M.D. today signed seven “Good Government” bills into law, to advance the goals of ethics, lobbying, and campaign spending laws in Hawai‘i ....

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Friday, March 31, 2023
Bishop Museum Appoints Dee Jay Mailer President
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 1894 Views :: Ethics

... Mailer has been leading the Museum on an interim basis since Feb. 2, 2023 ....

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Thursday, March 30, 2023
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Appoints Isaac Choy as Vice President of Finance
By News Release @ 11:58 PM :: 2061 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

... Choy begins work on April 10 and will be responsible for overseeing HTA’s management of finances and government funding, including compliance with legislative and auditing requirements ....

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Thursday, March 30, 2023
Bra and Panty Birthday Parties: Lawsuit Details Work Life at Hawaii DOBOR
By Andrew Walden @ 1:52 AM :: 8012 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

"...You must promise me that if things ever get really ugly between the both of us, you will not say a word about this...."

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Sovereignty Activist Sentenced--17 Years in Prison for Wire Fraud Schemes and Aggravated Identity Theft
By News Release @ 5:41 AM :: 2880 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics

... stealing money intended to provide scholarships to underprivileged students at Kamehameha Schools ....

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Micronesian President: Chinese Bribery ‘Happens all the Time’
By Andrew Walden @ 10:33 PM :: 3086 Views :: Ethics, World News

... The Vice President was asked by Ambassador Huang if he could sit up front, with other Senators, and also to accept an envelope filled with money; Vice President Palik refused, telling the Ambassador to never offer him a bribe again ....

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Saturday, March 25, 2023
FSM: Top Micronesia Officials Guilty in Fake Ship Registry Scam
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 2235 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

... Martin Jano Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering & Lukner Weilbacher Found Guilty of Conflict of Interest in Micronesia International Ship Registry Case ....

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Saturday, March 25, 2023
Dela Cruz Manipulation? Senate Rejects Green's Pick for DBEDT
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 4131 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... Green's pick for #2 at DBEDT is Dane Wicker, a current business partner and former chief of staff to Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz.  If Sadayasu is rejected, Wicker could advance to #1 ....

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Three Ethics Bills Heading to Governor's Desk
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 1692 Views :: Ethics

... HB99, HB137, and HB142 were introduced by Speaker Scott K. Saiki by request based on recommendations made by the Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct ....

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Monday, March 20, 2023
UH Mānoa Student vs Hawaii DoE in Title IX Lawsuit
By Selected News Articles @ 10:15 PM :: 2046 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed 50 years ago that Hawaii DoE still doesn't obey ....

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Sunday, March 19, 2023
CNHA Hands out $130M COVID Money
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 2356 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, COVID-19

... an average of $15K each to 8,625 households ....

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Sunday, March 19, 2023
Sneaky One Day Notice to Comment--Will Next KSBE Trustee be a Tax Credit Schemer or a CNHA Operative?
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 6175 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Land Use

... surprise--you've got less than 24 hours to comment on KSBE Trustee selection  ....

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Sunday, March 19, 2023
Dead Bodies, Convicted Felons and Kakaako Makai: Meet the new Gang at OHA
By Andrew Walden @ 12:20 AM :: 6958 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

... “We greatly appreciate what Senator Dela Cruz is trying to do. And we thank him.” -- OHA Chair Carmen Hulu Lindsey ....

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Saturday, March 18, 2023
Report backs UH Mānoa athletics response to Senate 'concerns'
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 1982 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

... The allegations were raised during a January 7, 2022 public informational briefing by the Hawaiʻi State Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Higher Education ....

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Friday, March 17, 2023
Oʻo Award for Digging out ‘Affordable’ Housing Scam
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 2365 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Development, First Amendment

... Tummons, in a series of articles, exposed questionable dealings in Hawaii Countyʻs Office of Housing and Community Development that ultimately led to an FBI investigation and guilty plea by former community development specialist Alan Scott Rudo to accepting almost $2 million in bribes from two Hilo attorneys and a businessman ....

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Friday, March 17, 2023
Honolulu police officers charged over car chase
By Court House News @ 5:50 PM :: 2032 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

" ... officers ran a car off the road and abandoned the driver with brain injuries and a 14-year-old boy that was left partially paralyzed .... "

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023
"An opportunity drops into OHA’s lap"
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:48 PM :: 2607 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

... “Rules were meant to be broken,” the trustee said. “We do that all the time.” ….

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Auditor Rips OHA Land Acquisitions--Making it up as they Go Along
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 7:06 PM :: 2502 Views :: Ethics, Development, Land Use, OHA

... these acquisitions were ad hoc, featuring strategies and criteria created to facilitate the acquisition ....

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Sunday, March 12, 2023
Good news, bad news at Legislature’s halfway mark
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:39 AM :: 1915 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... The Hawaii Legislature is halfway through its 2023 session ....

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Saturday, March 11, 2023
Kouchi Thanks Green for Releasing Capital Improvement Project Funds for Kauai
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 1969 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... The Princeville Public Library will receive $2 million ... Kaua‘i High School will receive $1.5 million ....

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Thursday, March 9, 2023
House passes 11 ethics reform bills
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 1589 Views :: Ethics

... The measures now crossover to the Hawaiʻi Senate for 'consideration' ....

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Sunday, March 5, 2023
Labor Board Nails DPS Conspiracy, Cover-up
By Andrew Walden @ 9:51 PM :: 4057 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

"...the Board finds that PSD consciously, knowingly, and deliberately failed to disclose and withheld information...."

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Saturday, March 4, 2023
Foreclosure Suit: 'Way too long, way too confusing'
By Court House News @ 3:42 AM :: 2653 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... plaintiffs' Honolulu-based attorney is Frederick Arensmeyer, formerly of the Dubin Law Office ....

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Saturday, March 4, 2023
Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 3:00 AM :: 1989 Views :: Ethics

... The term will run from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2027 ....

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Friday, March 3, 2023
UHERO: Public Campaign Financing for Hawaii?
By UHERO @ 11:00 AM :: 1722 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

... Hawai‘i has had a system of partial public financing in place for more than forty years, but few candidates participate ....

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Thursday, March 2, 2023
SB1179 Outlaw Campaign Contributions by Nearly All Publicly Traded Corporations
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 1850 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

"...The third point is already well-established law...."

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Senate Suddenly Begins Posting Legislative Allowance Expenditure Reports
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 2010 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... how are Senators burning your money? ....

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Sunday, February 26, 2023
HB1291: Will Abused Foster Children Ever be Represented?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:19 PM :: 2525 Views :: Ethics, Family, Judiciary

... Outside counsel may be a child’s only hope to break out of a system run for the benefit of adults’ need to cover up their own wrongdoing ....

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Friday, February 24, 2023
Campaign Spending Reform: Two Bills Pass, Four Killed
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 1580 Views :: Ethics

... the House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs (JHA) prioritized the review of six remaining bills relating to campaign finance reform ....

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Friday, February 24, 2023
Hilo Complex DoE Manager Arrested for P-Card Theft
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 2503 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... Karie Luana Klein, a former Hawaiʻi Department of Education complex area business manager, was arrested after being charged with three felony theft counts ....

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Thursday, February 23, 2023
Audit: DHHL Traded 42 Affordable Housing Credits for a Fence
By Andrew Walden @ 8:53 PM :: 3132 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Ethics

... Big Island lawyers facing the possibility of Federal Penitentiary after allegedly scamming Hawaii County Affordable Housing credits may have one question on their mind ....

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Thursday, February 23, 2023
House Judiciary Committee Kills off Ethics Reform Bills
By News Release @ 6:49 AM :: 2954 Views :: Ethics

... Judiciary Chair Tarnas hand-picked by Saiki for job of Killing Ethics Bills that Saiki Pretends to Support ....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023
After Bribery Arrests: House Adopts New Rules
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 1932 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... House Rules 29.1–29.3 and 62.5–62.6 incorporate CISC recommendations relating to ethics reform, ethics disclosures, standards of conduct, and conflict of interest ....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023
After Indictments, Al Hee Took $9M More
By Andrew Walden @ 9:59 PM :: 3618 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii History

... remember Al Hee?  The first in the current wave of Hawaii corruption cases, Hee's indictment was handed down on the exact second anniversary of Dan Inouye's death ....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Corruption or incompetence, transparency still the antidote
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:51 PM :: 1966 Views :: Ethics

... to combat government corruption, waste, mismanagement and inefficiency ....

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Monday, February 20, 2023
CNHA Inside Track: Robin Danner Snags Gig in Governor's Office
By News Release @ 2:19 AM :: 5402 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Tourism

... CNHA: Josh Green will Give us Tourism Contract ....

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Friday, February 17, 2023
Climate Solution: Grab $100M of Your Dollars, Light Them on Fire
By News Release @ 8:30 PM :: 1734 Views :: Environment, Ethics

... The 20-member Hawai‘i Climate Commission voted today to support Governor Josh Green’s proposal to create a $100 million climate (slush) fund ....

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Thursday, February 16, 2023
Ethics: Clerk at AGs Office Fed Info to Lawyer Suing Crooked Sheriff for Sex Assault
By News Release @ 5:26 AM :: 3291 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

... Deputy Freddie Carabbacan rides again ....

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Thursday, February 16, 2023
Shining a Light on the Legislature--Do Anti-Corruption Bills Have a Chance?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:01 AM :: 1850 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... Why are some agencies opposing them? ....

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023
DHHL Nomination Withdrawn: 'Evasive' Anderson 'Misrepresents Commission'
By News Release @ 12:10 AM :: 3587 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... “His misrepresentation of the commission’s viewpoints on the $600 million plan significantly influenced my decision.” ....

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023
HTA Splits RFP for US: Marketing vs 'Stewardship'
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 1755 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

... Translation: Marketing is for HCVB and 'Stewardship' is for CNHA ....

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Sunday, February 12, 2023
Audit: Why did DoE Give DoT $16M for Useless Kihei Roundabout?
By News Release @ 6:54 PM :: 1457 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Ethics

... a financial audit of the DOE to help determine how the $16 million was transferred to DOT and where this money came from ....

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Thursday, February 9, 2023
House Judiciary Committee Rejects Five Ethics Bills
By News Release @ 4:50 PM :: 1495 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... two bills advance, five deferred ....

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Thursday, February 9, 2023
Volta: Hawaii's Latest Hi-Tech Failure Gets Recycled by Shell Oil
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 1994 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics, Tax Credits

... How much money did ERS and KSBE lose helping Shell greenwash its oil business? ....

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Decade In Prison For ‘Brazen’ Maui Official Who Took Bribes
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 2038 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... Once again: The Feds doing the job the State and Counties just won't do ....

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023
House Sends Four Campaign Finance Reform Bills to Senate
By News Release @ 2:18 PM :: 1348 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... will the Senate kill these bills? ....

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Sunday, February 5, 2023
CNHA News: Danner Scores Gig on Indian Corporation, Sends Herself $4M
By Selected News Articles @ 9:45 PM :: 2538 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

... Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement awarded $4M from Oweesta Corp ....

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Saturday, February 4, 2023
After Fraudsters Jailed, Auditor Discovers Affordable Housing Program Has no Administrative Rules
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 2885 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Development, Cost of Living

... Decades of neglect in monitoring the program has left the department unable to evaluate its success ....

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Saturday, February 4, 2023
Kailua-Based Former Navy Captain Gets 30 Months in 'Fat Leonard' Scandal
By News Release @ 6:52 PM :: 1836 Views :: Ethics, Military

... he received more than $90,000 in bribes from foreign defense contractor Leonard Francis, who plied him with luxurious hotel stays, travel, and prostitutes ....

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Saturday, January 28, 2023
Former Prison Guard Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Inmates
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 1878 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... a correctional officer at the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu from approximately 2014 to 2018 ....

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