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VIDEO: Papaikou beach access eminent domain advances

VIDEO: Papaikou beach access eminent domain advances

Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii: After a lengthy debate on Tuesday, The Hawaii County Council’s Finance Committee gave a positive recommendation to the taking of the Papaikou Mill beach access trail through eminent domain. The meeting was held in Kona, but some councilmembers attended by videoconferencing from the Hilo councilchambers. The vote was

Slaughterhouse will get millions in upgrades in Paauilo

VIDEO: $4 million upgrade to Slaughterhouse begins

Video courtesy Hawaii County, File video by Daryl Lee | Voice of Stephanie Salazar PAAUILO, Hawaii: Hawai‘i Island’s grass-fed beef industry hopes to get a boost from $4.15 million dollars in improvements for the State-owned slaughterhouse in Pa’auilo. Officials say that when complete, the plant’s capacity will increase by 40% and reduce the current processing


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


Owners speak out on eve of Papaikou access hearing

Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii: The county council’s Finance Committee took up a resolution seizing the Papaikou Mill Road and beach access by eminent domain during its meeting in Hilo on Tuesday. County Council Chair Dominic Yagong introduced the measure, which drew mixed public testimony. The issue has been


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

County officials bless Kapulena ag lands

VIDEO: Hawaii County Kapulena Ag Park blessed

KAPULENA, Hawaii: Hawaii County finally rolled out the Kapulena Agricultural Park – in the works since 2009 on 1,739 acres of fallow, county owned land between Honokaa and Waipio Valley – with an official blessing on Friday morning. [FMP poster="http://bigislandvideonews.com/media/episodes/30/02kapulena.jpg" width="280" height="153"]http://bigislandvideonews.com/media/episodes/30/02kapulena.mp4[/FMP] Cattle has been present on the land since the start of the year,


VIDEO: Hawaii County Council District 1 race

HAWAII ISLAND: As far as the Hawaii County Council goes, District 1 is the Hamakua district, and that has not changed in the 2011 reapportionment. The boundaries go from the Lakeland area of Waimea all the way south across the Hamakua Coast, ending at the Wailuku River. Its all country along this scenic Mamalahoa Highway…

Smitty wraps up a song at the 2008 Slack Key Music Festival in Keauhou

VIDEO: Bruddah Smitty, Hawaiian music legend, dies

LAUPAHOEHOE, Hawaii: Beloved Hawaii Island musician Bruddah Smitty passed away after a long illness this weekend. Sherry Bracken of the Big Island News Center reports he died Saturday afternoon, surrounded by his wife and members of their ‘ohana. Smitty was remembered during the Kamehameha Day celebration in North Kohala on Monday. A lei was draped

FILE: The gate at Honolii Mountain Outpost, the day of the fatal accident

VIDEO: Fatal zipline accident investigation completed

HONOLII, Hawaii: The state’s investigation into last September’s fatal zipline accident in Pauka’a that claimed the life of one employee of GoZip LLC and seriously injured another, has been completed. Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health, a division of the State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations, has concluded that, “the tower collapsed because the soil


Hu Honua bioenergy site improvements update

PEPEEKEO, Hawaii: Recent activity at the Hū Honua Bioenergy LLC site in Pepeekeo is being detailed in a recent news letter sent out by the company. Hu Honua is preparing for reconstruction of the planned biomass-to-electricity facility at the site of the old Pepeekeo power plant. The company says it will displace about 250,000 barrels of oil