1. On Feb. 1, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser broke the story that former state Human Services Director Rachel Wong has filed a sexual harassment complaint against Rep. Joe Souki, D–Wailuku. While the story doesn’t detail the allegation(s) against Souki (Wong refused to recount them to the paper, saying she wants a state Ethics Commission investigation to run its course), it does … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about how Rep. Joe Souki’s attorney defended him in the media
And it seems one of the more surreal controversies in state politics is now at an end. After months of speculation, backbiting, teeth-gnashing and a little hand-wringing now and then, the state Ethics Commission has decided that Les Kondo can keep his job as the commission’s executive director. “The head of the State Ethics Commission is keeping his job even though some of … [Read more...] about Hawaii ethics watchdog Les Kondo gets to keep his job
1. Honolulu-born quarterback Marcus Mariota, who attended the University of Oregon and was recently signed by the Tennessee Titans, has begun appearing in TV spots for which Hawaii-based bank? A. Bank of Hawaii B. First Hawaiian Bank C. Central Pacific Bank D. American Savings Bank E. Hawaii National Bank 2. On May 22, Honolulu Civil Beat reported that a Maui legislator … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Marcus Mariota’s new Hawaii bank ads?
Quiz time! Do you enjoy inspecting the minutia of modern political campaigns without actually taking part in them? Do you love reading through stacks of campaign spending reports that are, at best, incomplete and at worst illegible? Do you like weighing potential conflicts of interests for public officials? Would you put your reputation on the line by signing on to rulings … [Read more...] about Who wants to volunteer for the Hawaii Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions?