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Honolulu Ethics Commission

Ethics Complaint Filed After Honolulu Lobbyist Fails (Again) To Register Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ethics Complaint Filed After Honolulu Lobbyist Fails (Again) To Register

The Sierra Club’s complaint against the advocate for developers comes as the City Council takes up a controversial parking bill.

Honolulu Voters Favor Term Limits For Prosecutor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Voters Favor Term Limits For Prosecutor

It is one of four charter amendment questions on the general election ballot.

Ballot Questions Could Bolster Ethics Watchdog’s Staffing And Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ballot Questions Could Bolster Ethics Watchdog’s Staffing And Spending

Oahu voters are being asked to make changes to the Honolulu Ethics Commission.

Free Lunch From A Contractor Is Annual Tradition at Honolulu Hale Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Free Lunch From A Contractor Is Annual Tradition at Honolulu Hale

The Ethics Commission is considering a zero-tolerance policy on “tokens of aloha.”

Honolulu City Council Voted On Company’s Project Then Let It Buy Lunch Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Voted On Company’s Project Then Let It Buy Lunch

Ethics guidelines advise government agencies against accepting free food if the company has business before the city.

Kealoha Suit Against City, Ethics Commission Cost Over $355K Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Suit Against City, Ethics Commission Cost Over $355K

The invoice represents only some of the city’s Kealoha-related legal costs.

Honolulu Needs An Ethics Commission That Is Ethical Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Needs An Ethics Commission That Is Ethical

The commission mishandled its role in the Kealoha corruption case, demonstrating the need for a higher level of integrity and accountability than political appointees are providing.

The Kealoha Corruption Case Cost These Two Investigators More Than Their Jobs

The Kealoha Corruption Case Cost These Two Investigators More Than Their Jobs

Former Honolulu Ethics Commission investigators Chuck Totto and Letha DeCaires speak out about the politics and questionable practices they say clouded one of the most important cases of their careers.

Defiant Ethics Commission Defends Decisions On Kealohas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Defiant Ethics Commission Defends Decisions On Kealohas

The chair of the Honolulu Ethics Commission pushes back on criticism that the commission short-circuited a probe of the former police chief, his wife and other cops.

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