Tag Archives: Dominic Yagong


VIDEO: Papaikou Mill Beach access legal update

VIDEO: Papaikou Mill Beach access legal update

PAPAIKOU, Hawaii – The community met in Papaikou on Tuesday evening to talk about the eminent domain proceedings to acquire the trail to Papaikou Mill Beach. The trail has been a huge point of contention between locals who have used the shoreline access for generations, and the landowners who say the trail is their property

Four months after his death, County reinstates fired elections worker

Media release from attorney Ted Hong HILO, Hawaii: On December 31, 2012, the County of Hawaii reinstated Glen Shikuma, Elections Warehouse Worker, four (4) months after he died. The County has now rescinded the termination of all four (4) county employees that former County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi and former Council Chairman Dominic Yagong targeted and

Puna Pono Alliance meeting in Pahoa

VIDEO: Puna Pono Alliance holds meeting on geothermal

Video by David Corrigan, Voice of Stephanie Salazar [FMP poster="http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/media/newsupdateextended.jpg" width="320" height="175"]http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/media/2012/11november/1130geothermal.mp4[/FMP] PAHOA, Hawaii: It was standing room only at the Akebono Theater in Pahoa on Thursday night for the Puna Pono Alliance’s community meeting on geothermal energy. The group shared the stage with a number of leaders, as well as current and former elected


VIDEO: Papaikou eminent domain advances to final reading

Video by David Corrigan HILO, Hawaii: The Hawaii County Council voted to approve the Papaikou Mill Beach access taking through eminent domain on Friday, after another lengthy day of public testimony. Seven councilmembers voted “yes” to the resolution, which still needs to pass one final reading on November 21st. Many in the community say the path –


VIDEO: Council tours Papaikou Mill Beach, holds hearing

Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar PAPAIKOU, Hawaii: Over 40 people testified at the Hawaii County Council’s special hearing in Papa’ikou on Wednesday. The majority spoke in favor of a resolution to initiate eminent domain proceedings to acquire the Papaikou Mill Road and beach access for public use. The trail is currently


VIDEO: County tackles geothermal health study, night drilling

Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii: The County of Hawaii released more information on the Independent Geothermal Health Assessment Joint Fact Finding Study. Health concerns related to the production of geothermal energy on the island has led to the initiative. Mayor Billy Kenoi first spoke of these specific plans at


VIDEO: Hawaii County reacts to state’s elections takeover

Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar | Additional video courtesy by KITV and Hawaii247.com HILO, Hawaii: The Hawaii State Office of Elections has made the unprecedented decision to take over Election Day operations in Hawaii County. Hawaii Chief Election Officer Scott Nago announced Tuesday at a press conference on Oahu that his

Yagong says "no comment" on elections matters, from now on

Hawaii County elections update: training, resolutions, and “no comment”

Video by David Corrigan and Baron Sekiya, Hawaii247.com | Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii: Hawaii County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi issued a press release yesterday, following questions from media concerning the reason why she did not attend the September 10 elections training on Kauai. Kawauchi says she had already been scheduled to meet with Hawaii


VIDEO: Tension at Papaikou Mill access meeting

Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar PAPAIKOU, Hawaii: A crowd of hundreds packed the Papaikou Gym on Friday evening, to hear first hand about County Council Chair Dominic Yagong’s plans to take the commonly used - but privately owned – Mill Road and beach access using the government’s powers of eminent domain. The meeting

Hawaii Council to meet over elections lawsuit, Sept. 25

File Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii: There will be a special meeting of the Hawaii County Council on Tuesday to discuss the recently filed lawsuits of terminated elections employees. The meeting will be held in executive session, which means cameras will not be allowed. Hilo attorney filed suit on


VIDEO: Geothermal incident response detailed in Puna

Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar Editors note: there are two versions of this story, both taking different angles. In the video featured above, we delve into the back story of Hawaii County’s plan to handle a possible geothermal related emergency in Puna. Below, you will find a detailed look at the actual procedures,

Yagong questioned at ethics meeting

VIDEO: Yagong vs. Dill, tempers flare at ethics hearing

Video courtesy RJ Hampton | Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii: A shouting match broke out between County Council Chair Dominic Yagong and Board of Ethics Chairman John Dill, during an informal ethics hearing in Hilo on Wednesday. This video was shot by RJ Hampton and shared with Big Island Video News. Hampton also testified