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Some Hawaii Teachers Ignore Ethics Code Fotalia

Some Hawaii Teachers Ignore Ethics Code

Ethics Commission has long held that public school teachers can't tutor their own students.

Ethics Commission Dismisses Hawaii Teachers’ Complaint Against Gov

Commission says HSTA lacks sufficient evidence to prove Abercrombie tried to improperly influence labor board.
Hawaii Ethics Director Responds to ‘Brouhaha’ Over Task Force Members Civil Beat file photo

Hawaii Ethics Director Responds to ‘Brouhaha’ Over Task Force Members

Updated 9/22/11 10 a.m. Ethics Commission supports director's position, Attorney General expected to weigh in.
2 Dozen DVD Gifts to Hawaii Lawmakers Unaccounted For

2 Dozen DVD Gifts to Hawaii Lawmakers Unaccounted For

Hollywood studio reports giving 35 sets, but just 11 were disclosed.
No Charity At the Ledge? You Better Believe It. Civil Beat file photo

No Charity At the Ledge? You Better Believe It.

Hawaii State Ethics Commission strict on rule banning use of state resources to fundraise.
Hawaii Ethics Commission Throws Brushback Pitch at Rookie Lawmaker Civil Beat file photo

Hawaii Ethics Commission Throws Brushback Pitch at Rookie Lawmaker

Commission rebukes lawmaker who used his office to raise money for girls softball team.
The New Sheriff In Town Civil Beat file photo

The New Sheriff In Town

UPDATED "This is not about me," says new Ethics Chief Les Kondo, about opinions that have thrust him into controversy.
Most States Don’t Restrict Task Force Lobbying

Most States Don’t Restrict Task Force Lobbying

Hawaii Senate, Ethics Commission at odds over whether law bars members from trying to sway Legislature.
Hawaii Ethics Director: Lawmakers ‘Pushed’ the Line on Gifts

Hawaii Ethics Director: Lawmakers ‘Pushed’ the Line on Gifts

Kondo says iPads, DVDs aren't "gifts of Aloha" people can accept.
Most Lawmakers’ Gifts Uniquely Hawaii

Most Lawmakers’ Gifts Uniquely Hawaii

Malasadas, manapua and mochi play big role in Hawaii politics.
Hawaii Lawmakers Got Free Tickets to Governor’s Inaugural Ball

Hawaii Lawmakers Got Free Tickets to Governor’s Inaugural Ball

Ethics Commission later banned accepting gifts of tickets to nonprofit fundraiser dinner.
iPad, DVDs Among Gifts From Film Studio to Hawaii Lawmakers

iPad, DVDs Among Gifts From Film Studio to Hawaii Lawmakers

Relativity Media lobbied for more generous film tax breaks.
Hawaii State Ethics Commission