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 The County has now rescinded the termination of all four (4) county employees that former County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi and former Council Chairman Dominic Yagong targeted and […]

VIDEO: Puna Pono Alliance holds meeting on geothermal

Puna Pono Alliance meeting in Pahoa

Video by David Corrigan, Voice of Stephanie Salazar [FMP poster=”” width=”320″ height=”175″][/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 […]

Clerk, council chair on ethics board agenda, Oct. 10

File video by RJ Hampton and David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii: It will be a busy day at the County Ethics Board this Wednesday, as some headline-making old business is back on the agenda, along with a new complaint submitted by a local journalist against the embattled County Clerk. First, the […]

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 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 […]

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

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

Video by David Corrigan and Baron Sekiya, | 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 […]