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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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We’re Now Taking Comments On The Latest Civil Beat Poll Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

We’re Now Taking Comments On The Latest Civil Beat Poll

We’ve fired up the comments section for this special live chat with Civil Beat’s political writers about our latest poll results. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Decision Delayed On Hawaii Legislator’s Alleged Campaign Violations Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Decision Delayed On Hawaii Legislator’s Alleged Campaign Violations

Rep. Kaniela Ing faces more than $15,000 in fines for 31 counts connected to prior campaigns.

Civil Beat Poll: Carvalho Ahead In Lieutenant Governor Race Courtesy: KITV

Civil Beat Poll: Carvalho Ahead In Lieutenant Governor Race

It’s a close contest in a crowded field, with many voters still undecided.

Civil Beat Poll: Hanabusa Leads Ige By 6 As Primary Draws Closer Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Hanabusa Leads Ige By 6 As Primary Draws Closer

The congresswoman had a narrower gap than earlier polls showed but the governor is still in trouble.

Hawaii Congressional Candidate Accused Of Campaign Violations Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Congressional Candidate Accused Of Campaign Violations

State Rep. Kaniela Ing says any problems are simply bookkeeping errors.

New Super PAC With Pro-Rail Ties Emerges In Hawaii Elections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Super PAC With Pro-Rail Ties Emerges In Hawaii Elections

The group, All Hawaii Stand Together, has ties to the pro-rail Pacific Resource Partnership that has been a big player in past elections.

Lawmakers Outdid Themselves Raising Campaign Cash This Session 401(K) 2012/Flickr

Lawmakers Outdid Themselves Raising Campaign Cash This Session

Fundraisers during the Hawaii legislative session have increased by 88 percent over the past six years.

Hawaii Swordfish Industry Shut Down To Protect Endangered Turtles Courtesy: NOAA

Hawaii Swordfish Industry Shut Down To Protect Endangered Turtles

Updated. Environmental groups have been trying to restrict the taking of turtles by longliners for the past six years.

Legislators Agree To Spend $200M More On Affordable Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislators Agree To Spend $200M More On Affordable Rentals

Lawmakers say they expect to create 25,000 affordable rental housing units by 2030.

For Hawaii Politicians, It Pays To Have Jennifer Sabas On Your Side Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

For Hawaii Politicians, It Pays To Have Jennifer Sabas On Your Side

Support from the former top aide to the late Sen. Daniel Inouye has been a boon to two prominent candidates in their bids for higher office.

House, Senate Agree To $14 Billion State Budget Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House, Senate Agree To $14 Billion State Budget Bill

A joint conference committee passed the overall budget bill ahead of schedule to fast-track funding for areas hit by flooding.

Legislators Push To Send $100 Million To Kauai For Flood Damage Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Legislators Push To Send $100 Million To Kauai For Flood Damage

UPDATED: They also plan to set aside $25 million to help other parts of the state. Meanwhile, Gov. Ige addresses Oahu damage.