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Kevin Knodell

NOAA Keeps Deploying Fishery Observers But With Limits Amid Pandemic

NOAA Keeps Deploying Fishery Observers But With Limits Amid Pandemic

The NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office maintained full observer coverage of swordfish but had to temporarily cease observer coverage in American Samoa.

Three Troops Arrested In Hawaii Sting Targeting Child Sexual Predators Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Three Troops Arrested In Hawaii Sting Targeting Child Sexual Predators

The two soldiers and a Marine face charges related to the solicitation of minors after being caught in a sting earlier this month at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Schatz Pushes Emphasis On Pacific For US-China Strategy U.S. Navy, Keith DeVinney

Schatz Pushes Emphasis On Pacific For US-China Strategy

Hawaii’s congressional delegation has long pushed for a greater focus on the strategic importance of Pacific Island nations.

Schatz Revives Bill That Would Give Military Veterans Access To Medical Marijuana Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz Revives Bill That Would Give Military Veterans Access To Medical Marijuana

The U.S. senator first introduced the bill in 2019, but it languished in committee.

Sailor Who Took His Own Life At Honolulu Resort Was A Career Navy Man Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sailor Who Took His Own Life At Honolulu Resort Was A Career Navy Man

Lt. Cmdr. Russell Cruz, a native of New York, enlisted in the Navy about a month after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The Navy Has Promised Action On Mental Health And Suicide, But Sailors Are Still Dying Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Navy Has Promised Action On Mental Health And Suicide, But Sailors Are Still Dying

The death of a sailor from a self-inflicted gunshot at a luxury resort in Honolulu this weekend was the third gun death tied to the Pacific Fleet submarine force in just over 16 months.

Military Pilots Try To Keep Hawaii Skies Quiet. Here’s Why It’s Hard Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Military Pilots Try To Keep Hawaii Skies Quiet. Here’s Why It’s Hard

Oahu residents have long complained about noise from military flights — and some worry about safety.

Retiring Native Hawaiian Army General Was A Trailblazer Pacific Air Forces Public Affair

Retiring Native Hawaiian Army General Was A Trailblazer

Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vares-Lum was the first Native Hawaiian woman to be an Army general and was the face of the military for many of Hawaii’s leaders.

Coast Guard Cutter Returns To Honolulu After 82-Day Fishery Patrol U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Cutter Returns To Honolulu After 82-Day Fishery Patrol

The deployment was part of a push for more aggressive fisheries enforcement as tensions rise between the U.S. and China.