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Nathan Eagle

Nathan Eagle

Nathan Eagle covers state government among other civic issues 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 awards for a series on suicide, editorial writing, columns, photography, local news coverage and community reporting in statewide journalism competitions during his time with TGI and as news desk editor of the Daily Advocate in southwest Ohio.

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 summiting Long’s Peak in Colorado and 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 this amazing place offers.

Nathan warmly welcomes any and all story ideas and feedback.

Follow him on Twitter @nathaneagle or reach him via email at neagle@civilbeat.org.

Maui Energy Conference: ‘What Type Of Place Are We Trying To Create?’ Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Maui Energy Conference: ‘What Type Of Place Are We Trying To Create?’

Experts discussed Hawaii’s move away from fossil fuels amid buzz about another potential buyer for Hawaiian Electric.

Why Hawaii Must Become More Energy Resilient Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Must Become More Energy Resilient

Speakers at the Maui Energy Conference posed questions about what type of life the state wants to create for its citizens as it adapts.

Illegal Care Homes Are A Growing Problem In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Illegal Care Homes Are A Growing Problem In Hawaii

The operators of residential care facilities want lawmakers to crack down on what’s being called a growing consumer protection issue.

In Search of Hawaii’s Mysterious False Killer Whales Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

In Search of Hawaii’s Mysterious False Killer Whales

A team of researchers sets sail to learn more about the plight of rare dolphins who have been known to share their food with humans.

Counties To Track Equipment Used In Snorkeling Deaths Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Counties To Track Equipment Used In Snorkeling Deaths

A woman’s drowning spurs officials to consider the possible hidden dangers of full-face snorkeling masks.

State Revenue Forecast Drops By $250 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Revenue Forecast Drops By $250 Million

The Hawaii Council on Revenues lowered its growth forecast for the general fund to 2.5 percent this fiscal year.

How One Woman’s Snorkeling Death Might Help Save Lives Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

How One Woman’s Snorkeling Death Might Help Save Lives

Her husband thinks a new style of mask may be to blame, but no one keeps track of the equipment being used when someone drowns.

Coast Guard, Navy Board 16 Ships To Enforce Fishing Laws Courtesy: Danny Kelley/U.S. Navy

Coast Guard, Navy Board 16 Ships To Enforce Fishing Laws

They were on an 18-day mission to crack down on illegal fishing in the Central and South Pacific.

Ban On Many Sunscreen Products Likely To Pass In Hawaii Senate Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Ban On Many Sunscreen Products Likely To Pass In Hawaii Senate

The Democratic Party, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and others are urging the House to follow suit, but the measure faces opposition there.

How Hawaii Is Saving Whales From Fishermen And Tourists Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

How Hawaii Is Saving Whales From Fishermen And Tourists

A joint effort by government scientists and law enforcement officers helps whales coexist with humans in the islands.

How Ige Plans To Cut $220 Million From His Budget Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Ige Plans To Cut $220 Million From His Budget

Lower tax revenue means less money for state programs and services.

Hawaii Governor Appoints Former Campaign Manager To Be Judge Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor Appoints Former Campaign Manager To Be Judge

Keith Hiraoka was one of three appointments Gov. David Ige made to the 1st Circuit Court.