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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 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 public service reporting, online news reporting, a multimedia project on Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (The Last Wild Place), 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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$1 Million Grant Keeps ‘Super Coral’ Research Alive Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

$1 Million Grant Keeps ‘Super Coral’ Research Alive

Scientists will continue the work of the late Ruth Gates to develop corals that are more resistant to the effects of climate change and create reefs that provide natural coastal protection.

Hawaii Legislature: Leadership Will Stay The Same Despite New Faces Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature: Leadership Will Stay The Same Despite New Faces

The House and Senate plan to install new judiciary chairs but keep the current heads of each chamber and their respective money committees.

Ige Cruises To Re-Election As Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Cruises To Re-Election As Governor

Incumbent Gov. David Ige and his running mate, Josh Green, easily defeated GOP challengers Andria Tupola and Marissa Kerns in Hawaii’s gubernatorial election.

High-Profile PR Firm Is Getting Involved In Hawaii Politics Flickr.com

High-Profile PR Firm Is Getting Involved In Hawaii Politics

A company that made a big splash by hiring away public officials has aided the campaigns of the teachers union, an OHA candidate and a Maui super PAC.

Hawaii Ballot Issues Draw $2.7 Million In Campaign Spending

Hawaii Ballot Issues Draw $2.7 Million In Campaign Spending

Most of that money won’t end up influencing voters since the measure to raise taxes to fund public schools was thrown out by the state Supreme Court.

Ige Has Raised And Spent Three Times As Much Campaign Cash As Tupola

Ige Has Raised And Spent Three Times As Much Campaign Cash As Tupola

The Democrat incumbent is financially dominating his Republican challenger in the Hawaii governor race.

Ige, Tupola Spar In Final Debate Before Election Day Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige, Tupola Spar In Final Debate Before Election Day

The candidates field questions about housing, sea level rise, President Trump and their own running mates for lieutenant governor.

RIP Ruth Gates: The World Loses A Top Coral Scientist And ‘Indomitable Spirit’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

RIP Ruth Gates: The World Loses A Top Coral Scientist And ‘Indomitable Spirit’

The University of Hawaii researcher was working on creative ways to preserve the ocean’s dwindling reefs in the face of climate change. She never lost hope.

Hawaii GOP’s Best Shot At Winning Something Is A Mililani House Seat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii GOP’s Best Shot At Winning Something Is A Mililani House Seat

GOP officials desperately want to stop losing seats. They’re already down to five in the 76-member Legislature.

This Remote Hawaiian Island Just Vanished Courtesy: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This Remote Hawaiian Island Just Vanished

Scientists are concerned about what will happen to the hundreds of endangered species that once called East Island home.

Hawaii High Court Weighs Whether To Release Secret Investigation Of State Auditor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii High Court Weighs Whether To Release Secret Investigation Of State Auditor

Justices appeared concerned about the state’s argument that attorney-client privilege protects the Legislature from releasing the report.

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Want Ige To Stick Around As Hawaii’s Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Want Ige To Stick Around As Hawaii’s Governor

Republican state Rep. Andria Tupola trails by 21 percentage points among likely Hawaii voters in the latest survey.