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Thursday, June 13, 2024
Geanna Bradley Coverup: Witness Handed Over to Alleged Killer's Family
By Andrew Walden @ 6:03 PM :: 2313 Views :: Ethics, Family, Judiciary

... CWS social workers did not seek immediate medical attention for John “A.B.” Doe after Geanna Bradley was found murdered on January 18, 2024, instead, on January 19, 2024, they placed him with Brandy Blas’ sister ....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
SB2516: HGEA Power Grab forced State CIO to Resign
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 PM :: 1640 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

... CIO Murdock resigned without notice May 31, 2024.  Now we know why ....

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Green: Civil Beat Publisher will Steer Hawaii's Applications for Federal Funds
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 661 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Pierre Omidyar

... to assist in applying for and securing federal funds relating to renewable energy, local food, clean transportation, and fresh water ....

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Saturday, June 1, 2024
Clayton Hee Trying to Sneak Back into the State Senate
By Andrew Walden @ 6:26 AM :: 4171 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections, Republican Party

... UPDATE Monday, June 3, 2024:  Republican Sen Brenton Awa pulled and filed today.  Democrats Clayton Hee and Ben Shafer filed their nomination petitions.  .... 

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Friday, May 31, 2024
Al Hee to Cut Hawaiian Homelands Phone Lines?
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 2149 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... An SIC service outage would also affect DHHL’s phone service...the department has established an interim call center for lessees ....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Kalua Case Secrecy: Hawaii Department of Human Services Nominated for 'Golden Padlock Award'
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 984 Views :: Ethics, Family

... for stonewalling a review of its own actions in the death of a 6-year-old girl ....

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Sunday, May 26, 2024
Secret Administrative Directives, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 998 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

... secret instructions from the Director of Taxation to his staff ....

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Friday, May 24, 2024
UHPA: Legislators' Retaliation Games Endanger UH Outside Funding
By News Release @ 10:06 PM :: 790 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, Labor

"These legislators continually criticize, find fault, and introduce legislation intent on diminishing the work carried out at UH."

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Sue Big Pharma: State Scores $900M Jackpot
By News Release @ 12:16 AM :: 813 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

"they did not update their label”

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
DHHL: After Hawaiian Tel Auction Buy, Criminal Al Hee's Sandwich Isles Scam Causing 'phone and internet disruptions'
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 1735 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...At a May 20, 2024, US Marshall’s Auction on the steps of the Honolulu Federal Courthouse, Hawaiian Tel won ownership of the former assets of Sandwich Isles Communications....

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Sunday, May 19, 2024
Secret Administrative Directives, Part 1
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1052 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Taxes

... DoTax claims Administrative Directives are for “Internal Use” and are not to be disclosed to the public ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is a slush fund—Where is the money going?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:54 PM :: 3226 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Ironically, OHA is repeating the error of Hawaiian Kingdom royals who exploited their own people and relied on an alliance with businessmen ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
Defend Hawaii: Miske Lawyer Celebrates Kaneshiro Corruption Victory, Tells Feds to Pack Up and Leave
By Court House News @ 2:06 AM :: 4599 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... The quirky panel of 14 jurors had been coordinating outfits by color most days throughout the duration of trial ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Influential high school administrator in Hawaii shrugs as boy competes in girls' track and field state championships
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 2378 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... 'several' of the girls' relay teams at Kea'au High School had two males on them ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Curt Otaguro Named new Boss of Airports Division
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 1219 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... In his previous roles as State Comptroller and Deputy Superintendent of Operations for the Department of Education, Otaguro managed facilities on a large scale as well as complex Capital Improvement Projects ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Closing arguments begin in high-profile Hawaii bribery trial
By Court House News @ 2:40 PM :: 1114 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... trial of former Honolulu prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro, businessman Dennis Mitsunaga and co-defendants facing accusations of conspiracy to commit fraud and bribery ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Blasting and drilling to begin soon at the Kilohana temporary housing site
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 683 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

... The USACE lead contractor on the project, Aktarius, LLC dba Dawson AKT ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Final witness testifies as former prosecutor’s corruption trial draws to a close in Hawaii
By Court House News @ 2:22 PM :: 1079 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Prosecutors say businessman Dennis Mitsunaga used hefty campaign contributions to exert influence over Hawaii's political landscape ....

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Monday, May 13, 2024
Black Sand, Kobayashi First to benefit from DEP 'Affordable Housing' Scheme
By News Release @ 9:07 PM :: 1351 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... involves sharing a percentage of net appreciation with HHFDC ....

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024
SB2919: Hotel Industry 'worked hand-in-hand with community partners and the government'
By News Release @ 5:44 AM :: 1420 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Labor, Tourism

“We thank Gov. Green, Hawai‘i legislators, and our partners at the Hawai‘i Hotel Alliance, UNITE HERE Local 5, and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 142 for their leadership in passing this important law."--AHLA Interim President & CEO Kevin Carey

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024
IBEW 1186 Employee Hit With $44K Embezzlement Charge
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 1341 Views :: Ethics, Labor

... after an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Labor-Management Standards ....

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Sunday, May 5, 2024
FBI Raids? No problem--Dawson Begins Construction of Lahaina Housing
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 1890 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Military

... Because USACE is involved, 8a companies such as Dawson score no-bid contracts.  Hopefully the FBI investigation and any future indictments and arrests won't interfere with construction.  It also helps that Robin Danner scored a gig in the Governor's office ....

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Saturday, May 4, 2024
Green 'Climate Team' Headed by A&B Exec to Lead Maui 'Recovery'
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 1696 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Development, Land Use

... Three Words: 'Conflict Of Interest' ....

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Saturday, May 4, 2024
Green Signs Six Good Government Bills into Law
By News Release @ 5:37 PM :: 1123 Views :: Ethics

... six fig leaves ....

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Saturday, May 4, 2024
Dems: Income Tax Cut Tops off 'Productive' Legislative Session
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 1364 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

"... ALICE families will experience firsthand one of the biggest tax cuts in the State’s history ...."

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Thursday, May 2, 2024
Maui County to (attempt to) Outlaw 'Minatoya List' Condotels
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 6897 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development, Greenmail, Drugs

... "Too bad Maui didn’t learn from the City getting spanked for unconstitutionally attempting to legislatively phase out vested property rights to STRs" ....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024
OHA Above the Law? One Trustee Says 'No'
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:56 PM :: 1361 Views :: Ethics, OHA

“I am concerned that the amicus brief will be perceived as an attempt by OHA to evade accountability to state ethics laws and oversight. Courts have ruled that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is a state agency whose leadership and employees are subject to the standards of conduct and behavior expected of all state personnel.” --- OHA Trustee Keli'i Akina

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Monday, April 29, 2024
Hawaii 3rd Best State for 'Fiscal Transparency'
By News Release @ 10:58 PM :: 1100 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

... but Hawaii gets only 6 of 15 points possible for ‘Include a net position not distorted by misleading and confusing deferred items.’ ....

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Saturday, April 27, 2024
Miske Hitman Criminal Record Secretly Expunged
By Andrew Walden @ 12:32 AM :: 3712 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary

... You won’t find any record of expungement proceedings on ECourtKokua—they’re secret ....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Another Foster Care Fail: Kids Sleep in Attic of Home Full of Lunatics, Perverts, and Drug Addicts
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:01 AM :: 3444 Views :: Ethics, Family

... The State Auditor studied 30 foster homes picked at random.  Here is one of the 30 ....

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Sunday, April 21, 2024
And Now the Big Guns Come Out
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1762 Views :: Ethics, Small Business, Taxes

... I became convinced that the proceedings, or at least this part of them, were prearranged ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
OIP Issues Five New Opinions
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 1130 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics, Police

... one formal opinion and four informal opinions ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
Maui County Pushes Back Against AG Report on Fires
By News Release @ 3:24 PM :: 1203 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... The more liability assigned to Maui County, the less liability for Hawaiian Electric. Maui County cannot declare bankruptcy and transfer ownership of the County to outside lenders.  Hawaiian Electric can.  This is all about protecting old-boy power centers. ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
DCCA Revokes Miske Termite License--14 Cases of Price Gouging
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 1261 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... License revocation, $35,000 fine, $22,114.56 restitution ....

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Friday, April 19, 2024
​‘Blankety-blank’ bills at Legislature leave Hawaii taxpayers in the dark
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:04 PM :: 1032 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... To address the problem, Yamachika suggested that legal action might be necessary ....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Naming Names: Airports Division Ran Late-Night Parties Where Hawaii Politicians Raked In Money
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 4578 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA, COVID-19

... late-night parties in a cramped second-floor office where lobbyists and executives seeking government contracts lined up to drop cash and checks into a metal lockbox ....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
10 'Good Government' Bills up for Final House Vote
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 1063 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... A final vote is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, and upon approval, the bills proceed to the governor's desk for his signature....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Victim of bribery scheme testifies in Hawaii prosecutor corruption case
By Court House News @ 5:31 AM :: 1695 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... A former Honolulu prosecutor is accused of accepting nearly $50,000 from a local engineering firm to go after a former employee with criminal charges ....

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Monday, April 15, 2024
Got your Top Three? Secret Staffing Agency Helps State Retirees get Contract Work
By News Release @ 5:21 AM :: 1731 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

... and the State Ethics Commission says it's all good ....  

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
Affordable Housing?  HB2328 Bethel Block Bill Secretly a Sweet Deal for Fullard-Leo Family
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 AM :: 2447 Views :: Ethics, Development

... secretly to give $8,480,800 over the tax assessment to one specific family at the request of Neil Abercrombie ....

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Friday, April 12, 2024
Rape and Death: HB2340 pays $2.5M to Coverup Foster Care Disasters
By Andrew Walden @ 11:19 PM :: 2742 Views :: Ethics, Family, Judiciary

... rape, sodomy, forced oral copulation and fondling, physical beatings, starvation, theft and destruction of personal property, and failure to provide medical care, clothing, and medicine ....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
Marconi Point Project Connected to DPP Bribery Scandal
By Selected News Articles @ 6:14 PM :: 2630 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use

... City Seeks to Dismiss Marconi Claims, Supports Move to Depose Bribery Convicts ....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024
The Secret History of the Mercado Kim Crime Family
By Andrew Walden @ 9:48 PM :: 8402 Views :: Ethics, Gambling, Hawaii History, Police, Politicians, Drugs

... Mercado Kim's uncle, John Sayin Kim, became Godfather of Hawaii organized crime after the explosion of his Cadillac Eldorado in Chinatown ....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024
EXTENDED AGAIN: Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 3997 Views :: Ethics

... The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Hawaiʻi State Ethics Commission. The term will be for four years ....

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Saturday, March 30, 2024
Stop Big Oil Suit: Did Hawaii's Hyper-Ideological Supreme Court Blow It?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:52 PM :: 2448 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Judiciary, Cost of Living

... there's a price to be paid for preening and posturing .... 

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Friday, March 29, 2024
OIP Director Leaving Office
By News Release @ 4:50 PM :: 1555 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... Park will be retiring from OIP at the end of March 2024.  Supervising Staff Attorney Carlotta Amerino will become OIP’s Acting Director in April. ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
Aloha Stadium Bidding Limited to Two Gangs of Insiders
By News Release @ 4:34 AM :: 3792 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

... only these insiders are qualified to bid ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
​Applicants Sought to Fill Vacancies on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court
By News Release @ 1:18 AM :: 1352 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... Applicants Also Sought for Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program Board ....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
HGEA Plants Convicted Felon on HLRB
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 AM :: 2064 Views :: Ethics, Labor

... it "harms the legal system, the profession, and the public" while fostering "a perception of privilege and arrogance" ....

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Monday, March 25, 2024
Leaked WPATH Files Expose Medical Malpractice at Global Transgender Healthcare Authority
By News Release @ 6:24 AM :: 1785 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

... The files, which were leaked from within the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), were published by the US-based think tank Environmental Progress ....

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