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Interview with local doctor sidestepped troubling issues regarding his past

January 2nd, 2015 · 4 Comments

Did you happen to see KITV’s story broadcast on December 26th, which looked back on the 10th anniversary of the Christmas Day tsunami that devastated Indonesia, Thailand, and other countries in 2004 (“Local doctor recounts Indian ocean tsunami disasater”)? The story is given a local angle through video of the devastation and an interview with […]

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Tags: Court · Ethics · Health · Politics

State Ethics Commission staff recommend closing lobbyist disclosure loopholes

December 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

One of the matters considered by the State Ethics Commission at its meeting this past week was a recap of their interpretations of the provision for lobbyist registration and reporting (“State Ethics Commission Staff Recommendation Regarding Registration And Reporting Requirements For Lobbyists And Organizations That Engage In Lobbying Activities“). Hawaii law requires lobbyists to register […]

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Tags: Ethics · Legislature · lobbyists · Politics

Aloha United Way flexes political muscle to rebuff ethics recommendation

December 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments

I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to attend this week’s State Ethics Commission meeting on December 17th, since it was filled with important and interesting topics. The items up for review included interpretations of several ethics provisions. It was a heavy load for a commission with a relatively new chairman and two relatively new members. […]

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Tags: Ethics · lobbyists · Politics

Recent coverage of sunshine, ethics

December 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Here’s a look at recent news coverage of ethics and sunshine law issues. Sunshine “Further weakening of Illinois’ sunshine laws unacceptable”, State Journal-Register Two troubling efforts pending in the General Assembly could weaken the state’s sunshine laws — one by further constricting the definition of what is considered public information, the other by enabling government […]

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Tags: Ethics · Sunshine

Reporter snagged in ongoing city ethics probe

October 3rd, 2014 · 26 Comments

Back in January, I noted Nestor Garcia’s return to news with KHON (“Media tidbits, and the revolving door from news to politics and back“). At that time, I wondered whether this revolving door between news and politics was a good idea. This is an move that should be raising eyebrows. In 20 years of elective […]

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Tags: Ethics · Media · Politics