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‘Tis the Season: See What Gifts Honolulu City Agencies Got This Year

‘Tis the Season: See What Gifts Honolulu City Agencies Got This Year

Gifts valued at nearly $700,000 were approved by the City Council for city government agencies.
Who Knows Better? Honolulu Ethics Commission Or Caldwell’s Attorneys? Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Who Knows Better? Honolulu Ethics Commission Or Caldwell’s Attorneys?

Questions arise about who should be giving out ethics advice to city employees.
Caldwell Admin Defends Budget Tactics Before Ethics Commission Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Caldwell Admin Defends Budget Tactics Before Ethics Commission

The continuing spat raises questions about transparency and ethics enforcement.
City Ethics Enforcement: ‘Fight Against Corruption’ Could Get Cash Infusion

City Ethics Enforcement: ‘Fight Against Corruption’ Could Get Cash Infusion

Mayor Kirk Caldwell's proposed budget bolsters Honolulu Ethics Commission staffing by 25 percent.
Audit: Honolulu’s Post-Rod Tam Spending Policies Still Too Vague Flickr: RambergMediaImages

Audit: Honolulu’s Post-Rod Tam Spending Policies Still Too Vague

Council Chair Martin says he's already clarified who's responsible for scrutinizing council's expenses.
Hawaii Ethics Commission Still Missing a Member Civil Beat file photo

Hawaii Ethics Commission Still Missing a Member

The vacancy makes it more difficult for the government watchdog to do its job.
No Written Rules Means Confusion When Doling Out Honolulu Contracts Flickr.com

No Written Rules Means Confusion When Doling Out Honolulu Contracts

Procurement in spotlight with Fire-EMS merger controversy.
City Purchasing Boss: Fire Department Wrong On Merger Contract ‘Tie’ Civil Beat

City Purchasing Boss: Fire Department Wrong On Merger Contract ‘Tie’

Under Honolulu procurement policy, individual scoresheets should be summed.
Honolulu Council Member Slapped with Record $6,500 Ethics Fine

Honolulu Council Member Slapped with Record $6,500 Ethics Fine

Nestor Garcia apologizes for not disclosing conflict of interest on rail and ag land zone changes.
Councilman Denies Abuse in Honolulu Parking Flap

Councilman Denies Abuse in Honolulu Parking Flap

Ethics Commission says Ikaika Anderson threatened city employee.
Honolulu On Track To Tighten Ethics Laws Flickr: RambergMediaImages

Honolulu On Track To Tighten Ethics Laws

Council considers tightening disclosure rules and requiring ethics training for all city employees.
Spouses Banned From Traveling on Taxpayers’ Dime in Other Cities, Too Flickr: ackook

Spouses Banned From Traveling on Taxpayers’ Dime in Other Cities, Too

Honolulu mayor asks City Council for support in refusing to reimburse city for wife's travel to Asia.
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