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Nathan Eagle

Nathan Eagle covers everything from state government and commercial fishing to ocean-related issues and politics as a reporter at Honolulu Civil Beat.

He moved to Oahu in March 2012 after he reached the self-proclaimed End of the World during a backpacking trip in South America. (Due to his respect for Hawaii laws regulating non-native and invasive species, he reluctantly decided against bringing back some penguins from Isla Magdalena.)

Before Nathan’s temporary departure from the northern hemisphere, he served as managing editor of The Garden Island. It was a position as environment reporter for this century-old daily newspaper on Kauai that lured him from his native Ohio in 2007.

He has won statewide and national awards for a series on ocean safety (Dying For Vacation), a series on unfunded liabilities (Pension Promises), data journalism, editorial writing, columns, photography, local news coverage and community reporting.

Nathan has degrees in journalism and Spanish from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. But he is perhaps more proud of the proverbial badges of honor he earned after diving with a dozen bull sharks in Fiji, summiting Long’s Peak in Colorado and hiking up Vulcan Villarrica in Chile.

He looks forward to continuing to serve the public in Hawaii while hopefully finding a few spare moments to enjoy the vibrant cultural activities and natural escapes that the islands offer.

Nathan warmly welcomes any and all story ideas and feedback. News tips are appreciated. You can send them directly to neagle@civilbeat.org or anonymously using this Tipbox link, which uses automatic encryption. (NOTE: If you send a tip through Tipbox I cannot respond unless there’s contact information in the body of the message.)

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DLNR Urges Ige To Veto Bill Phasing Out Aquarium Fishing In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DLNR Urges Ige To Veto Bill Phasing Out Aquarium Fishing In Hawaii

The head of Hawaii’s aquatic resource division said he’s not sure lawmakers “knew what they were doing” when they passed the bill.

Legislature Plans To Hold Special Session On Honolulu Rail Funding Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature Plans To Hold Special Session On Honolulu Rail Funding

UPDATED: Leaders try to assure federal officials that the state is committed to coming up with money, but there no sign a deal has been reached.

535 Scientists Want Trump To Leave Hawaii’s Marine Monument Alone Cory Lum/Civil Beat

535 Scientists Want Trump To Leave Hawaii’s Marine Monument Alone

The group signed a letter emphasizing how protected reserves help the economy and biodiversity.

It Looks Like Another Good Year For Hawaii Tuna Fishermen Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

It Looks Like Another Good Year For Hawaii Tuna Fishermen

The longline fleet has a $250,000 deal in place to keep fishing after it reaches its quota of nearly 7 million pounds of ahi.

Is Hawaii Aquarium Fishing Headed For A ‘Slow-Motion Shutdown’? FromSandToGlass/Flickr

Is Hawaii Aquarium Fishing Headed For A ‘Slow-Motion Shutdown’?

A bill supported by environmental groups would prevent the state from issuing new permits for commercial collection of aquarium fish.

Civil Beat Poll: Support Is Strong In Hawaii For Medical Aid In Dying Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Support Is Strong In Hawaii For Medical Aid In Dying

Legislators kept the issue at bay again last session, but two-thirds of poll respondents say it’s time to act.

Civil Beat Poll: Gov. David Ige Could Be In Trouble In 2018 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Gov. David Ige Could Be In Trouble In 2018

Hawaii voters responding to our poll prefer “someone else” over the incumbent by a wide margin.

Pulling Out Of Climate Accord Will Hit Hawaii Hard, Officials Say Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pulling Out Of Climate Accord Will Hit Hawaii Hard, Officials Say

Stressing how an island state is particularly vulnerable, elected leaders and environmentalists resolved to continue local efforts.

Corals Are Dying At Hawaii’s Most Popular Snorkeling Spot Courtesy: Keisha Bahr

Corals Are Dying At Hawaii’s Most Popular Snorkeling Spot

Climate change is heating the ocean and causing stronger and longer coral bleaching events at Hanauma Bay.

State Tax Collections Still Predicted To Grow Slightly Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

State Tax Collections Still Predicted To Grow Slightly

But the state’s top financial advisers decided not to try to predict what the Legislature might do with rail.

How Did Donovan Dela Cruz Just Become Hawaii’s Most Powerful Senator? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Did Donovan Dela Cruz Just Become Hawaii’s Most Powerful Senator?

The longtime pro-business, pro-rail lawmaker has a history of ethics concerns, backroom dealing and a volatile temperament.

Counties: ‘We Got Screwed’ By The Legislature On Lifeguard Protection Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Counties: ‘We Got Screwed’ By The Legislature On Lifeguard Protection

Council members, mayors and others remain frustrated by the influence a group of personal injury lawyers had on the decision.