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Comment on the news: Hee convicted, dog saved

July 14th, 2015 · 9 Comments

This morning’s Star-Advertiser story on the conviction of Honolulu executive Al Hee on federal tax charges is well worth reading. The headline: “Hee’s tax fraud testimony fails to convince jury of innocence“. Well, duh. If the S-A summary of his testimony is accurate, it’s no wonder the jury wasn’t convinced. According to the Star-Advertiser: Hee […]

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Tags: Court · Media · Politics

City Ethics Commission rejected staff concerns about restrictive media policy

June 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Honolulu Ethics Commission this week adopted a new policy for responding to the news media despite staff concerns that it is turns away from transparency, and will restrict their ability “to efficiently, promptly and accurately respond to media inquiries.” The staff concerns were spelled out in a supporting memo accompanying an amended draft policy […]

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Tags: Ethics · Media · Politics · Sunshine

Wondering how to get government documents? Check out MuckRock.

June 3rd, 2015 · 3 Comments

For all you freedom of information freaks, check out MuckRock for an interesting experiment in accessing and sharing government documents. Here’s how MuckRock describes itself: MuckRock is a collaborative news site that brings together journalists, researchers, activists, and regular citizens to request, analyze & share government documents, making politics more transparent and democracies more informed. […]

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Tags: Media · Politics · Sunshine

Boots on the ground and drones above

May 25th, 2015 · No Comments

Here’s a bit of reading to start the week. First, thanks to the media watchdog, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, or FAIR, for pointing out how recent news of a U.S. raid in Syria that killed an ISIS commander was reported in a manner that buried the “real” news (“White House Reveals ‘Boots on Ground’ […]

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Tags: Media · Politics · War & Peace

UH Manoa faculty senate chair resigns

May 12th, 2015 · 5 Comments

The chair of the Faculty Senate at the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus resigned from his post early Monday, citing “a serious misjudgment” in dealing with reporters last week. In an email distributed to faculty, Professor Ron Bontekoe explained why his resignation. “I accepted a request to speak out publicly in my capacity as Manoa […]

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Tags: Education · Media · Politics