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State Ethics ruling triggers two-pronged HSTA legal action

March 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments

I recommend my column at Civil Beat today (“Hawaii Monitor: Ethics Commission Ruling Draws Teachers’ Union Lawsuit“). There’s a story behind the story. It started with the regular monthly meeting of the State Ethics Commission a week ago. I’ve been trying to attend the commission’s meetings when possible, because the agency has been reshaping the […]

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Tags: Court · Education · Ethics · Labor · Media

When the Navy disclosed its history of nuclear weapon accidents

March 21st, 2015 · 3 Comments

I’m trying to reduce a file cabinet of old documents to a box or two, a bunch of scans, and a couple of bags of trash. It isn’t easy. I keep finding notes that remind me of “the story behind the story” told in published articles. Back in the late 1970s, while I was on […]

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Tags: History · Media · Politics · Sunshine · War & Peace

Correction: Ige & Ching were not friends in intermediate school

March 21st, 2015 · 7 Comments

In a post here on Wednesday, I stated, without attribution, that Governor Ige and his DLNR nominee, Carleton Ching, had gone to intermediate school together (“Strong land board nominations counter worst-case views of Gov. Ige“). That was incorrect. The two were not friends from school. I regret the error, which was brought to my attention […]

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Tags: Media · Politics

An interesting issue regarding transcripts of court proceedings

March 5th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Here’s an interesting 2009 opinion by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals I just saw cited. It deals with a request that was made for a copy of the transcript of a court proceeding involving the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The summary is short and sweet. This appeal involves a dispute over payment for […]

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Tags: Court · Media

An interesting tool for ferreting out information

March 4th, 2015 · 1 Comment

I like to share the tools of the trade, which hopefully encourage some of you to improve your sleuthing. Here’s an information tool that has been around for a long time, with periodic updates along the way. I have long considered it a great resource. It’s called Reporter’s Desktop, and is a tool developed by […]

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Tags: Media